The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, often referred to as ICAST, is once again coming to Vegas. This annual event touts itself to be the largest in the world and expects 9,000 members to attend. It starts on July 10th and runs till July 12th at the LVH on Paradise Road.
70 countries will be represented at ICAST. It is the leading trade show for the hottest innovations in fishing accessories, gear, and apparel. The impact of ICAST should help drive sportfishing industries’ annual product sales.
ICAST New Product Showcase
One of the most popular reasons that businesses and attendees come to the ICAST trade show is to visit the New Product Showcase. The newest and best new fishing industry innovations will be on display for both exhibitors and trade show attendees.
Media-editorial badge holders and buyers will have a chance to see the New Product Showcase first, on Tuesday the 9th of July from 5 to 7PM and Wednesday, July 10th, from 9 to 3PM. For the exhibitors and all trade show attendees, the New Product Showcase will be open on Wednesday, July 10th from 3 to 6PM.
Top Fishing Retailers Sponsor ICAST 2013
The list of sponsors for ICAST 2013 includes some of the top businesses in sportfishing.
ICAST Gold Sponsors include:
Fishing Tackle Retailer—This 35 year old B2B publication serves manufacturers and wholesalers and fishing tackle retailers in the United States. They are renowned as the voice of the sportfishing industry.
Crocodile Bay Resort—World-class saltwater fishing is available at this Costa Rica sportfishing resort. The pristine beaches, located on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast, offer anglers both offshore and inshore fishing opportunities.
NBC Sports Network—Sportsmen and women go to NBC Sports Network for the best hunting and fishing shows on television. They have an assortment of partnerships and talent that is unsurpassed.
Rapala—Since 1936 Rapala has been one of the most favorite fishing lure businesses. Their tank tested and hand tuned lures are well known and used worldwide.
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation—RBFF is the public relations and advertising voice for recreational boating and fishing. Their mission is to raise the participation in recreational boating and fishing, making the public aware of the necessity of conserving, restoring, and protecting the aquatic natural resources.
ICAST is Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA)
The American Sportfishing Association produces ICAST. ASA was founded in 1933 to represent tackle manufacturers’ business interest. It now is a champion for the entire sportfishing community. Membership dues, income from the annual trade show, and its consumer based outdoor sports and fishing show fund ASA.
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