The Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), Sports Specialist Ltd. (SSL), and Nation’s Best Sports (NBS) announced plans join together to hold their Hardgoods Committee meetings in Park City, UT in late October.
A letter co-signed by Tom Gately, Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), Dave Nacke, Sports Specialists Ltd. (SSL); and Ken Chandley, Nation’s Best Sports (NBS), stated, “The Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), Sports Specialist Ltd. (SSL), and Nation’s Best Sports (NBS) announced co-located Hardgoods Committee meetings for the fall of 2019.
“With an end goal of making this process more efficient and cost-effective for our suppliers, we will be holding said meetings at the Westgate Resort at the Canyons in Park City, UT on October 28-30. We also believe that co-located meetings should enhance the opportunities for each of our memberships.
“When asked for comments from industry leaders who would benefit from the announcement, Francois Goulet, President of the Rossignol Group replied “This is great news. Our industry needs to be more efficient during the selling process so we can invest more in consumer-centric initiatives and get more people into skiing or snowboarding. Reduced traveling and shipment of samples also means a step forward in reducing our carbon footprint.”
“The meetings will retain their unique and private atmosphere for each group, and we hope the combined dates and venue will aid the majority of our business partners, the manufacturing community.
“Nation’s Best Sports, Sports Specialist Ltd., and the Snowsports Merchandising Corporation are looking forward to seeing you in Park City and at each group’s respective shows in early 2020. For more information, invited suppliers should contact the respective groups’ management.”