Manufacturers’ response to Surf Expo’s new Back-to-School/Fall show in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 4-5, 2003, has been incredibly strong.
“We are very excited to have a Who’s Who list of exhibitors for our first show in Virginia Beach,” said Surf Expo/dmg world media vice president Lori Kisner. “The East Coast retailers gave us their list of lines they wanted to see and those are the companies that are showing.”
The current exhibitor list includes:
Aaron Chang, Alphanumeric, Angie, Ambiguous Industries, Arnette, Baku Australia, Bestway – USA, Billabong, Billabong Girls, Christian Surfers United States, Clive *, Coastal Classics, Counter Culture, Da Hui, Da Kine, David & Goliath, DC Shoes, Dickies Girl, Dorfman – Pacific Co., Element, Electric Visual, Emu Australia, Epik, ER Enterprises, Ezekiel, Fine, Doe, Super Lucky Cat, FreeStyle USA, Fukitt, Fyasko, Giant Skateboarding Dist., Greed, Headhunter Sunblock, Hot Girls, Hot Buttered, Hot Sauce, Hurley, Incognito *, IPATH Footwear & Apparel, Island Daze Clothing, Joe Bonk/Going Bonkers, Kapal, Kasco Trading, Lazy Bagz, Lost, Lucy Love, Mix Studio, Myachi *, Nike Skateboarding, Nikita, Oakley, Ocean Minded Sandals, Ocean Pacific, O’Neill Clothing, Paul Frank Industries, Peace Frogs, Point Conception, Kechika, DeLaMer, L*Space, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, Richardson Cap Company, Robert August, Rusty, Rusty Girls, RVCA, Salinas, Sasquatch Skateboards, Sanuk, S & J Sport Sales, Spy Optic, Split, Stussy, Surflife, Sunny Hawaii, Syko, The Girls Bags, Third Rail, Tidewater Custom Sandals, Twitch Clothing, United States Surfing Federation, Uzzi, Vans, Protec, Larry Block, Da Hui, Volcom Clothing, Von Zipper, WRV, Willamson – Dickie, Yesterdays, YBC Footwear, Zoo York
As an added incentive to retailers, most manufacturers have agreed to offer a show discount of either 2 percent or free shipping for retailers ordering at the show. A detailed list of show specials is posted on surfexpo.com.
In addition to the commitments from the top manufacturers, BTS 03 will feature a Pre-Show Party hosted by Quiksilver on Monday, March 3, and a Western Hoedown industry party, sponsored by Billabong and Reef, on Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 9 p.m.
Surf Expo BTS will be held at Pavilion in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 4-5, 2003. The show will be open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Complete registration, travel directions and hotel reservation information is available at surfexpo.com.