BRA Retail Summit Commences April 30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

bra-summit.pngOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: This year’s BRA Retail Summit will be held April 30 through May 4 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event will feature interactive workshops and round table discussions with other specialty board sport retailers and manufacturers from the action sports industry. Panels, presentations and seminar topics will range from diversifying and merchandising product, inventory management and increasing web traffic to industry demographics.* Network with other retailers, manufacturers and other industry professionals.* Visit the Rio Camuy Caves, shop in Old Town San Juan or enjoy many other natural amenities offered by the island.* Bring your family and enjoy the pool, private beach, spa and other hotel amenities offered by the Caribe Hilton,*Receive action items that you can immediately take home and implement to save dollars and increase margins.*Sponsorship Opportunities available to retailers who cannot otherwise afford to go.*Registration ends March 28th.BRA Retail Summit V AgendaDAY ONE – Wednesday, April 30th• Registration 1-5 PM• Welcome Reception 6 – 9 PMDAY TWO – Thursday, May 1stRETAILERS ONLY• Breakfast 7 – 10 AM• BRA Board Meeting 9 AM• Manufacturers and Vendors Depart for Local Retail Tour 10 AM• BRA Welcome and Update on Education Program 10 AM• State of the Board Sport Industry – Board-Trac and Global Wave Ventures 10:30 AM• Key Industry Trends Presented by ActionWatch 11:15 AM• Tradeshow Roundtable 12 PM• Lunch & Keynote 12:30 – 2 PM• Trip to Rio Camuy Caverns 2 – 6 PM• Cocktails and Dinner 7 – 10 PMDAY THREE – Friday, May 2nd• Breakfast 7 – 10 AM• Surf Manufacturer Panel Presented by SIMA 10 AM• Understanding Buying Cycle of Chain Retailers Led by Propaganda HQ 11AM• State of the Snow Industry Presented by SIA 11 AM• Lunch 11:45 PM• Board Builders Committee Roundtable 12:30 PM• Roundtable: How can retailers support small snow brands? 12:30 PM• Board Selling Techniques 1:15 PM• Tapping into 30+ Male and Female Consumer Market 1:15 PM• Avoiding Stagnation – Head in Sand Mentality 1:15 PM• Tour of San Juan and Rum Distillery 2 PM• Cocktails and Dinner 6 – 8 PM• San Juan Bar CrawlDAY FOUR – Saturday, May 3rd• Breakfast 7 – 10 AM• State of the Skate Industry Presented by IASC 10 AM• Skate Merchandising Led by IASC 10:45 AM• Developing a Successful Year Round Private Label Program 11:30 AM• Environmental Initiatives – Retail Opportunities 11:30 AM• Lunch 12:15 PM• Web Development and Online Branding Presented by Sage Island 1 PM• Building Customer Database Presented by Global Wave Ventures 1 PM• Industry Poolside Party 2 – 6 PM• Dinner and Awards Reception 6 – 9 PMDAY FIVE – Sunday, May 4th• Breakfast 7 – 11 AM• Check Out – 12 PM