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Details on Industry Insight.
Hot Button Topics to Be Discussed with Industry Leaders
Panels Address Distribution and the Manufacturers Point of View
Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. The Distribution Dilemma: This group Q&A about the current state of distribution. Manufacturers from the top companies in Skateboarding address this important topic and share insights on changes they've made, what's working and what's not.
Frank Messmann, CEO, Black Box Distribution
Timothy Nickloff, Global Brand Director, Emerica. & Altamont
Darin O'Brien, Global Business Director, Nike SB
Moderator: Jeff Harbaugh
Attendee Requests Lead to Last Minute Changes
Immediately following the Distribution Panel will be a lovely Happy Hour and Dinner, however, after that has been a change in the schedule.
The Innovators Panel Scheduled for 7:15 PM ON 4/27 has been cancelled.
The Takeaway will begin at 7:00 PM at the VANS Skatepark instead.
AT 7:30 PM there will now be an exploratory meeting addressing the state of trade shows FOR IASC PREMIUM MEMBERS. We have opted to cancel the Athlete Innovators panel to address this important topic. This is open only to IASC premium member companies and manufacturers.
7:30 Skateboarding will also be open to all attendees at the Vans Skatepark
Manufacturers Panel to Address Challenges and Innovations in the Way They Run Their Business
April 26th at 1:45 p.m The Manufacturer Panel looks at ways innovation isn't limited to product breakthroughs. Some of the most innovative manufacturers in the skateboard industry will discuss their creative approaches to working with retailers in the modern business environment.
Bod Boyle, Dwindle Distribution
Tom Ruiz, Volcom
Johnny Schillereff, Element
Tod Swank, Tum Yeto
Moderator: Kelly Jablonski, Ultimate Distribution