The 360 Adventure Collective (Formerly EORA / NESR) has earned more than 40 years of success connecting the most comprehensive offerings in outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and gear to the outdoor industry’s retailers who matter the most.
Now 360 Adventure Collective announced it has secured dates for its second-annual Southeast Paddlesports Experience at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event, which will take place September 13-14, 2022, provides a unique trade show experience for its attendees by utilizing the amenities offered at this world-class whitewater facility.
The inaugural Paddlesports Experience, which took place August 24-25, 2021, proved to be a successful event for buyers and distributors, whom appreciated the central location and accessibility that Charlotte provided. Attendees also noted the conveniences the U.S. National Whitewater Center delivered, which allowed buyers to easily transition from a discussion of new products to testing them immediately.
“We are really happy with the turnout and the feedback we received for our first Southeast Paddlesports Experience,” said 360 Adventure Collective Executive Director Stacey Gellert. “We really listen to our members and work to create an event that is a beneficial experience that utilizes their time efficiently, and the Whitewater Center is the perfect space to make that possible.”
The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a 1,300-acre facility that offers 30-plus land and water-based activities, over 50 miles of trails, and class II-IV rapids on the world’s largest man-made, recirculating whitewater river. Hosting the Southeast Paddlesports Experience there reflects the collective’s mantra of ‘see it, try it, buy it” that has been successful at their On-Snow Demos hosted during the winter months.
360 Adventure Collective has three remaining events on the 2021 calendar, including the Southeast Winter Expo on November 16-19 in Greenville, SC; Alabama Winter Expo on December 1-2 in Montgomery, AL; and the New England Winter Market on December 6-9 in Worcester, MA. Registration for these events is now open.
EORA (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association) and NESR (New England Sports Reps) united in 2017 to create 360 Adventure Collective, a greater organization boasting a combined 40 years of success in connecting the most comprehensive offerings in outdoor and ski apparel, footwear, accessories and hard goods to the industry’s retailers. By hosting smaller, more conveniently located expos and markets than the national alternatives, 360 Adventure Collective is the traveling sales rep’s most trusted support system for maximizing connections with retailers and vendors.
360 Adventure Collective has over 550 members with 14 annual shows, and services over 2,900 retailers. As a non-profit association run for reps, by reps, our insiders’ approach is simple: To grow the outdoor industry as easily and efficiently as possible. And with 12 conveniently located shows all along the East Coast per year, they take the work out of making it all work, for budgets and schedules.
To join or learn more about the 360 Adventure Collective, visit https://360adventurecollective.org/.