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The annual BRA Summit got underway Wednesday with a full day of speakers, seminars and networking.Luis Santori of Bora Bora and Tommy Knapp
Keynote speaker Tommy Knapp, founder of Club Sportswear and co-founder of Honolua Surf Company and the retail columnist for Shop-eat-surf, gave an inspiring keynote address about overcoming adversity, the power of a positive attitude, and setting firm goals.
Other speakers included Glenn Brumage of Tum Yeto on the state of skate industry, a lively panel and audience discussion about pricing and discounting, and a seminar by Paul Schmitt on making skateboards and the CreateAskate curriculum he has developed that can be taught in school.
The BRA Summit runs through Friday night.
Like any business conference, some of the most best discussions took place at lunch, dinner and in the bar. Here are some photos from the networking on Wednesday:Roy Turner of SurfExpo, Per Welinder of Blitz Distribution and