Thanks to a successful inaugural Sourcing Snow in 2013 and positive industry feedback, the Sourcing Snow exhibit showcasing component manufacturers will remain open the entire length of the 2014 SIA Snow Show (January 30-February 2). It will relocate to the Show’s main floor at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.
Exhibitor-owned and operated, SIA’s 2014 Sourcing Snow showcases nearly 30 of snow sports’ top component manufacturers including performance textiles, insulation, zippers/closure systems, straps/webbing and other materials. The exhibitor list is available at SIAsnowshow.com.
“We received great feedback from both component and garment manufacturers after last year’s Sourcing Snow. Including it in the same dates as the Snow Show will make it an even more convenient place for those involved in sourcing materials to do business,” commented Debbie DesRoches, SIA trade show director.
New brands that recently signed on for the 2014 Sourcing Snow include CBF Labels, Inc., Sympatex Technologies, Inc., YKK (USA), Inc., Everest Textile Co Ltd and Outlast Technologies LLC.
“At Spyder, we strive to bring our customers elevated technical product each season so we always have our work cut out for us. Sourcing Snow allows our Raw Mat team another opportunity to meet with our suppliers before we confirm the collection. We are able to troubleshoot any potential issues, fill any last-minute sourcing holes and reconfirm our product is production viable,” commented Kadrian Whisenhunt, raw materials manager, lifestyle for Spyder Active Sports, Inc.
SIA’s Supplier Task Force meets regularly to advise, guide and direct SIA on initiatives for the sourcing community and improvements to Sourcing Snow. Task Force members include:
- Eileen Berner, PrimaLoft
- Wendy Carey, Seirus Innovation
- Allon Cohne, Polartec LLC
- Jose Fernandez, Global Merino
- Julie Garry, AFRC- Outdoor Gear, Inc.
- Ray Hindle, Youngone Corporation
- Chris Parkes,Concept III Textiles Int’l
- Mary Smith, DURAFLEX
- Tom Weinbender, Schoeller Textil USA Inc.
- Kadrian Whisenhunt,Spyder Active Sports
- Robert Yturri, Sport Obermeyer Ltd.
Booth space in Sourcing Snow includes a turnkey package with a complete workspace, display area, Exhibitor Guide, WiFi and more. To exhibit at Sourcing Snow, please contact Nick Schubert, Sourcing Snow manager, at 303-774-8433 or by email at NSchubert@snowsports.org. For more information, visit SIAsnowshow.com/sourcing.
Member-owned, industry-inspired and dedicated exclusively to snow sports, the 2014 SIA Snow Show is scheduled for January 30-February 2, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado followed by the On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Resort, February 3-4, 2014. For more information, updates, registration for the 2014 SIA Snow Show, visit SIAsnowshow.com.
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Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2014, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is a non-profit member-owned trade association with a long history of working to support the snow sports industry. SIA works year-round with North American snow sports suppliers, retailers, reports, reps and service providers to develop products and programs for their individual and collective business needs. With member support and industry participation, SIA annually hosts the industry's largest core winter sports trade show, the SIA Snow Show, along with the On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest and the Sourcing Snow supplier show. SIA also helps retailers and resorts connect with snow sports participants around the country through Snowlink.com. Learn more at Snowsports.org.