Paddlesports Retailer Publishes 2019 Exhibitor Floor Plan

Oklahoma City, OK – May 23, 2019 — Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, has published the first iteration of its 2019 exhibitor floor plan, now available at PaddlesportsRetailer.com. The show will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 25 through August 29, 2019. A kick-off party at Bricktown Brewery will launch the show on August 25th, followed by Demo Day at Riversport Rapids on August 26, then two-and-a-half exhibition days in the Cox Convention Center Exhibit Hall.

The layout of the exhibit hall has been redesigned for 2019 to improve foot traffic and flow throughout the entire arena. The hall’s four corners are anchored with some of the largest exhibitors including Hobie Cat Company, Confluence, NRS, Tahe/BIC Sport, Bending Branches, Jackson Kayak and Bonafide/Yak Attack. Smaller booths are more centrally located, giving these exhibitors the opportunity for greater exposure.

Over a hundred registered exhibitors are presented on the initial floor plan, which exceeds last year’s vendor commitments at the time the floor plan was released in July of 2018. Seventeen of these exhibitors are new to the show. In the next three months prior to the event, the Paddlesports Retailer team expects to book approximately 7,000 additional square feet in the convention center bringing the final number of exhibitors close to 150. The 2018 show was fully reserved at 140 exhibitors representing more than 450 paddlesports brands, all of whom were carefully curated to ensure their relevance for paddlesports retailers.

The show’s primary focus is to host brands that serve paddlers, specifically paddle/watersports hardgoods, softgoods, and accessories. Retailers who were surveyed after the 2018 event strongly indicated that they would like to see inclusion of complimentary categories; Paddlesports Retailer responded by broadening the exhibitor mix to include those who offer fishing accessories, high-quality footwear, technical apparel and camping gear.

Paddlesports Retailer General Manager Charles Conner states, “We designed the 2019 floor plan incorporating feedback provided by exhibitors after the 2018 show. Placing major must-see exhibitor booths throughout the hall will increase buyer circulation, ensure a strong show for all attendees and ultimately benefit the entire industry.”

Exhibitor registration will remain open at PaddlesportsRetailer.com until August 1, 2019, or until space is no longer available.

For the complete 2019 show schedule with educational programming, networking events and social gatherings, visit PaddlesportsRetailer.com.


Hope Occhipinti