February’s Surf Shop Expo at Westpoint
Exeter’s Westpoint Arena will hold host to the Surf Shop’s annual Winter Conference and Exhibition dedicated to the boardsports industry, this coming February 7th and 8th. The exhibition is the only one of it’s kind in the whole of Europe and aims to increase awareness of the skills and attributes of the boardsports industry.
The show will feature a whole host of businesses both new and old, along with some of the leading names in the industry such as DrunknMunky, Blue Wahoo, BlueEarth, A4, J&R Sports and Saltrock. All the exhibitors will have their own stand at the show, and the full floor plan can be seen at the Surf Shop Expo website.
The exhibition will give you the chance to learn more about the businesses, helping you to learn new skills for your own, as well as chances to share your experiences and talk to analysists and marketers from some of the industry’s top professionals.
The conference allows you to meet some of the top movers and shakers in the industry, such as Hugh Hutchinson, double Olympian and one of Britains most skilled and highly respected skiers; Terry Jones, ex-Operations Director at Dewhirst; and Jaana Jatyri of Trendstop, who will be presenting a 2007 trends report with Creative Director Chris Garland. The conference will run over both days of the Expo, a full timetable of events can be seen at the Surf Shop Expo website.
The Expo will take place at Westpoint Arena on Tuesday February 7th (9:30am – 6:00pm) and Wednesday February 8th (9:30am – 5:00pm). For more information on the event please see the official Surf Shop website, and the Westpoint Arena website.