• Wed, October 07, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • Thu, October 08, 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Dana Point Yacht Club


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  • "We're all in this together"
    Two days of speakers, round tables, break out sessions, 5 meals, and networking with other SUP businesses in beautiful Dana Point Harbor

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"We're all in this together"

 October 7-8, 2015

Dana Point Yacht Club, Dana Point, California

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8:00      Check in

              Buffet breakfast  & Mingle

8:45      Welcome

KEYNOTE ANDREA KATES / A Focus on Innovation 

Introduction by Anthony Scaturro

10:00   SUPIA UPDATE Board Members [Use technology? BOD helps prepare PP Slide/video]

              Growing an Association

              Initiatives –Youth SUP Days, Talk Tuesdays, Veterans

              Presentation of new RESEARCH ( Copies distributed )

              Getting involved: Making this YOUR Industry Association

10:30   10 min. Quick Break           

10:45   The media's role and goals in our sport

              Will Taylor, Editor SUP the MAG

11:15   SUPIA New Research Release

              Industry Tracker: Consumer Trends Year 3 Mark Capper           

              Market Size Survey. Andre Neimeyer

              What does it mean? Where do we go from here?  Brett Savage

              Q & A and Next Steps discussion

12:15   Buffet Lunch            

              Breakout Sessions

1:30      Session 1 Choose one

              How & Why Consumers Shop: Using Your Website to Increase Sales (Retailer)

              Vincent Pao

              Maximizing the value of rentals, lessons and demos (Service & Manufacturing)

              Dave Seehafer

2:15      Session 2 – Choose one

How to help your dealers with their day-to-day operations to more efficiently run their     business (Manufacturers)

              Vincent Pao

              Spending your retail day doing the “right things” for growth and profits (Retailers)

              Dave Seehafer

3:00      Cookies and Quick Break

3:15      How to protect your business from lawsuits. Releases, waivers  and warning labels

              for products and services to establish industry standards

              Kim Viergiever - water sports industry attorney

4:30      Panel on SAFETY - taking the lead

5:00      Transition Hour / Bar Open / Networking

              How can we help you?  Affiliate Members available 

6:00–8:00      INDUSTRY DINNER

              Recognition / Gold Medal ISA Team, 3 year members, Introduction of Advisory Board

Thursday / October 8

8:00      DP Harbor SUP Tour or SUP YOGA

              Westwind Sailing, H2Yo Julie Roach & Jeremy Vaine

              DPYC Venue open for small meetings & networking

9:00      Breakfast & Mingle 

9:30      Andrea Kates Workshop        

11:00   Retailer / Manufacturer Round Table

11:45   Automation/management of social media content

          Tim Chandler, Speaker / SUP business owner             

12:30pm        Lunch             

1:15      The 3 Ps in Building Meaningful (and Profitable) Business Relationships

              Trevor Wessman – Lavelle

2:00      Being Global  - Moving SUP forward

              Tristan Boxford

2:30      Establishing and protecting the intellectual property of your business

              Fred Hernandes, attorney

3:15      Cookies and Quick Break

3:30      Bringing it all Together & Closing

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