There is only one place in the world where the entire sportfishing industry comes together each year to do business and that is at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. If you are a tackle shop owner or wholesale tackle buyer you can’t afford to miss this global show taking place so close to where you do business.

The New Product Showcase features the latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories before they hit the market and is the number one reason buyers attend ICAST.

The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show

Don’t Let This One Get Away Dealers and wholesalers— registration is free!
The ICAST show floor features aisles of product displays that you won’t see anywhere but at the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.

This year, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show is in your backyard. ICAST 2012 is being held July 9 – 11, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade association that represents not just the tackle industry, but the entire sportfishing community.

Although many recreational anglers would line up for hours to see the gear and accessories displayed during the show, ICAST is a trade-only show and is not open to the general public. As a special incentive for buyers looking out for their customers’ wants and needs, there is no registration fee for independent retail or wholesale buyers.

For more information or to register for this trade-only show, go to www.ICASTfishing.org.

The “Best of the Best” at ICAST 2012

The New Product Showcase – Win Cash Just for Voting!
Buyers and Media-Editorial badge holders are invited attend the special preview reception prior, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, to the official show opening to preview the products entered into the New Product Showcase, all vying for the “Best of Show” honors. Beginning at the New Product Showcase Preview Reception on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, buyers and media will evaluate each new product and vote for the “Best in Show” in 21 categories and overall “Best of Show.” Just for voting, buyers and credentialed media are eligible to win one of three $500 cash prizes.

“Must See” Show Floor Destinations
Besides the treasure trove of products and services offered by ICAST exhibitors, there are many more “must do” show floor destinations at ICAST including: the New Product Showcase; Apparel Lounge and Tiki Bar; ASA Resource Center; Cyber Lounge, sponsored by TakeMeFishing™; and the Casting Pond and Lure Tank.

Free Business Education Seminars
Improve your business! Attend the ICAST business conference seminars. The seminars are complimentary for all badged ICAST attendees and exhibitors. The business seminars cover a wide range of topics that can help you increase your employees’ and customers’ experiences. All sessions are held in the West Hall, Room 208C, in the Orange County Convention Center.

You’re Invited to Attend the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception
Network with friends and experience the excitement of the New Product Showcase “Best of Show” awards’ presentation during the Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception. All badged ICAST attendees are welcome to attend the reception, sponsored by Frabill, Inc. The reception will be held Wednesday, July 11, in the Orange County Convention Center from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Take Advantage of the Show Special Buyer Raffles!
Each time a buyer writes an order with an exhibitor, he or she is eligible to enter their name in the ICAST Buyer Raffle. Raffle entry forms will be provided to exhibitors before the show opens. Daily cash prizes are awarded as well as the grand prize of a trip for two to Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica.


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