Charlie Snyder Joins VNU Sports Group

VNU Sports Group, a division of VNU Expositions, is pleased to announce that Charlie Snyder has joined the Outdoor Group as an Account Executive.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF. – VNU Sports Group, a division of VNU Expositions, is pleased to announce that Charlie Snyder has joined the Outdoor Group as an Account Executive. In this role, Snyder will manage the Southwest, Midwest, Rocky Mountain, Alaskan and Hawaiian territories for the FlyFishing Retailer and Outdoor Retailer Winter and Summer Market tradeshows.

"What initially led me to the doorstep of the Outdoor and FlyFishing Retailer Markets was my personal passion for outdoor activities, the environment and the gear and clothing necessary to fully enjoy them together,” said Snyder. “I've long admired VNU Sports Group's efforts to support their markets and the industries they serve, and I feel privileged to be a member of their team."

“Charlie's strong sales and tradeshow experience will be very valuable as we build on the positive results of the Outdoor Group's hard work and success,” said Peter Devin, group show director for VNU Expositions.

Prior to joining VNU Sports Group, Snyder served as the gift and home markets manager for the California Market Center from 2003 to 2005. He also gained valuable tradeshow experience as show manager for the California Gift Show from 2001 to 2002.

Snyder replaces Marisa Nicholson, who was recently promoted to national sales manager for the VNU Cycling and Fitness Group. In her new position, Nicholson will build new relationships and assist in the creation of exciting programs and events at the Interbike and Health + Fitness Tradeshows.

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, a division of VNU Expositions, is a full service tradeshow company whose goal is to create, market and produce high quality tradeshows and educational conferences. Outdoor Retailer is the leading outdoor industry business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors. Currently in its 25th successful year, OR gathers approximately 37,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for both Fall/Winter/Holiday and Spring/Summer markets. VNU Expositions Inc., headquartered in Northern Virginia, and its predecessor companies have been in the exposition and conference business for over 35 years.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2006 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 10-13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, with Open Air Demo days scheduled on August 8-9, the two days prior to the Show. Registration details for Summer Market 2006 and more information on Outdoor Retailer tradeshows can be found at Media may contact Sara Nazzaro at Mullen by phone at 978/468-8970 or by email at


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