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When Women Lead: An Evolving Conversation

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an ongoing conversation with the industry’s women leaders on contemporary topics that drive business success including merging profit and purpose in business, diversifying the marketing/ad images of women in the industry, how smaller brands can compete against the heritage Goliath, and more.

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Industry Trend Breakfast: Market Overview and Q&A With Matt Powel

PRESENTER: Matt Powell, The NPD Group, Inc. DESCRIPTION: Join NPD for a fast-paced, informative “outdoor trend” breakfast session. This is a must-attend event for those interested in understanding retail trends and sales in outdoor. In this session, The NPD Group’s ports Industry Advisor Matt Powell will provide an overview of what’s driving consumers and what…

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AAC Education

DESCRIPTION: Choose your EDU Adventure. Come by the AAC climbing wall to tackle your burning climbing education questions. Do you want to know more about anchoring? Rappelling? Belaying? Do you want to get a personalized AAC Universal Belay Card? The wall will be staffed with AAC educators ready to indulge your questions, have the tough…

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Spring/Summer 2020 Trend Influences

PRESENTER:  Maria Teresa Sampedro Dayan, Promostyl DESCRIPTION: In this session, Promostyl will dive into the inspiration for the spring/ summer 2020 season’s colors and materials relevant to all markets.

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Promostyl: Spring/Summer 2020 Trend Influences

PRESENTER: Maria Teresa Sampedro Dayan, Promostyl DESCRIPTION: In this session, Promostyl will dive into the inspiration for the spring/ summer 2020 season’s colors and materials relevant to all markets.

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Amazon – The Pivot You Didn’t Expect

DESCRIPTION: Whether Amazon is part of your business or not, in some way, Amazon affects us all. So, their next big life changing innovation is about to change commerce once again, but it’s different than you might expect. Find out what it is? How it works and why it could shape the next era of…

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OIA INDUSTRY LUNCH: How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t

PRESENTER: Leslie Crutchfield, author and speaker DESCRIPTION: Movements matter, today as much as ever. Why do certain movements succeed while others don’t? Social change expert and “How Change Happens” author Leslie Crutchfield explores some of the most dramatic social and environmental changes of the 21st century. From LGBT marriage equality and tobacco control to gun rights expansion and…

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Prioritizing Your Technology Road Map: Life Without Spreadsheets

PRESENTER: Matt Nakari, Centric Software DESCRIPTION: Do you have a love/hate relationship with spreadsheets? Is everything smooth-sailing until you need to change pricing, sizing or colors in a thousand different places? Spreadsheets, manual data entry, cleaning up errors and communicating changes through emails slows everyone down, there is a better way — it’s called Product…

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Rope Referendum

DESCRIPTION: We invite rope manufacturers, climbers, and rope enthusiasts to explore the fundamental functions and features of all rope: elasticity, durability, handling, strength to weight ratios, and slew of other features like dry-treatment, middle markings, end labels, colors and styles. Climbing rope, anchoring rope, tag lines, cordellette, friction hitches: we ask ropes of various diameter…

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