Skip to content

360 Adventure Collective to Host Southeast Paddlesports Experience

June 21, 2021

Media Contact

Coral Darby
Darby Communications
828-254-0914 (o) 828-230-0170 (c)

Asheville, NC

360 Adventure Collective, the trusted member association that has brought focused, regional events to sales reps and retailers for over 40 years, is excited to host its first Southeast Paddlesports Experience August 24-25 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show offers a different trade show experience by providing the Southeast’s top distributors with an opportunity to test new products firsthand and speak to industry experts at a centrally-located, world-class facility.

“Though 2020 brought unthinkable challenges, it also gave us a chance to assess our model and evaluate how we can make a better show for our attendees,” notes 360 Adventure Collective’s Executive Director, Stacey Gellert. “This incredible facility provides so much more than a convention center to really give attendees a chance to have a paddle experience.”

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a 1,300-acre facility that offers 30+ land and water-based activities, over 50 miles of trails, and boasts class II-IV rapids on the world’s largest man-made, recirculating whitewater river. The experience will mirror the collective’s mantra of “see it, try it, buy it,” which has been successful at their On-Snow Demos hosted during the winter months.

360 Adventure Collective’s New England/Mid-Atlantic Paddle Show in Sturbridge was canceled for 2021, so retailers from those regions are being encouraged to attend the Southeast Paddlesports Experience. Retailers outside of the region are asked to pre-register ahead of time here. Retailers who pre-register can get up to two (2) free wristbands for access to the facility’s attractions. Retailers can register on-site but will be responsible for entrance fees.

To learn more about 360 Adventure Collective, visit or email Coral Darby at

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 550 members with 14 annual shows, and services over 2,900 retailers. For more information or to become a member visit