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360 Adventure Collective Cancels Summer Expos in Mid-Atlantic and New England Regions; Retailer and sales rep member association cites impact of COVID-19

May 26, 2020

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Mandy Giles
Darby Communications
mandy@darbycommunications.com
828.545.5041

Asheville, NC

360 Adventure Collective, the trusted member association that has brought focused, regional events for sales reps and retailers for over 30 years, has decided to cancel the 2020 New England and Mid-Atlantic regional trade shows due to safety concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The three cancelled regional trade shows were originally scheduled for June and July: the Mid-Atlantic Summer Expo (June 9-11 in Edison, NJ), the New England Summer Expo (June 16-19 in Manchester, NH), and the Mid-Atlantic Summer Market (July 8-9 in Ellicott, MD).

“After much consideration and input from our board members and members in the northern areas, we’ve made the difficult but right decision to cancel these specific summer shows,” notes newly appointed 360 Adventure Collective Executive Director Stacey Gellert. “Initially, we discussed postponing these shows until the fall, but the massive impact the virus has had on these regions and the safety of our members and attendees is our top priority and so our focus is onward to Winter 2020- 2021.”

Three 360 AC summer trade shows will still take place in August: The Southeast Summer Expo in Greenville, SC; the Alabama Summer Expo in Birmingham, AL; and the New England/Mid-Atlantic Paddle Sport show in Sturbridge, MA. The team is continuously monitoring COVID-19 progression and will follow all recommended guidelines in place at the time of these shows by the CDC and state and local Health Departments. 

For a full schedule of events, visit www.360adventurecollective.org/event-calendar.

To learn more about 360 Adventure Collective, visit www.360adventurecollective.org or email Mandy Giles at mandy@darbycommunications.com.

About 360 Adventure Collective

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 who matter the most.  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 675 members with 14 annual shows, and services over 2,900 retailers.  For more information or to become a member visit https://360adventurecollective.org/

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