ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – Tomorrow August 1, is the last chance for free retailer, media and non-profit registration. Exhibitor and independent rep badge registration also closes at end-of-day tomorrow. Walk-up registration at the event will be an option, but will cost $20 per person and will require additional time on-site for processing. Updated badge lists--as of July 31--are available for retailers, exhibitors, media and non-profits on PSR’s website. Anyone planning to attend PSR, should verify his or her badge is accounted for and that the details and spellings are correct. Also, attendees representing large delegations should ensure that everyone on the team is accounted for, so everyone has badges waiting for them at either the Kick-Off party on Sunday evening at Bricktown Brewery or on Tuesday morning at the exhibition hall.
Tomorrow, August 1 is also the PSR Room Block deadline and the last day to register for the retailer lodging incentive. Sunday through Wednesday room blocks are still available at Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel and Residence Inn OKC Downtown Bricktown; use the links provided on the PSR website to book in the PSR block. PSR attendees have already reserved 115% of 2018’s total room block, promising increased attendance at this year’s event.
Exhibitors have upcoming deadlines as well: they have until August 13 to place orders with Cox Convention Center catering staff for in-hall events, and August 13 is also the deadline to qualify for Event 1 Productions’s discount deadline on materials handling services. The vendor packet, electrical services form and other important exhibitor resources are available on the PSR website.
Several show sponsorship opportunities and in-booth events are still available for exhibitors wishing to have a greater brand presence on site throughout the show. Current sponsors are featured on the paddlesportsretailer.com home page and will be promoted on-site. See the options and descriptions here, and email [email protected] to inquire.
PSR 2019 attendees can also preview the exhibition hall floor plan at paddlesportsretailer.com, and exhibitors can preview our list of registered stores as well. Go ahead and reach out to your vendors and customers to set up appointments if you haven’t already. Also, please note that these lists posted at paddlesportsretailer.com are the most details PSR shares publicly (or privately) about attendees; we do not share contact info for any of our registered attendees (retailer, exhibitor, media or non-profit), though there are third-party vendors attempting to recreate and sell official-looking attendee lists.
Stay tuned for important show updates next week. The Demo Day event map is going through final revisions and will be ready for publication early next week along with the final seminar schedule and featured speakers.
About Paddlesports Retailer
Paddlesports Retailer is the national trade show of the paddlesports industry, endorsed by the Paddlesports Trade Coalition. The show provides exclusive on-water demo opportunities, an expansive marketplace and an unsurpassed cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advocates alike. For more information, visit www.paddlesportsretailer.com or contact [email protected]