Surf Summit 16
Registration is conducted through a private registration site.* TO OBTAIN REGISTRATION INFORMATION, CONTACT:
SIMA Member and Manufacturer Contact:
Kelly Keenan, SIMA Event Specialist
BRA Member and Retailer Contact:
Vicki Vasil, BRA Director of Marketing
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2013
No Refunds After: April 1, 2013
Thank you to the Surf Summit 16 sponsors!
* Surf Summit is an invitation only event with invitations extended to current SIMA Regular, Board Builder and Associate members as well as BRA Regular members. Space is limited and on a first-come-first serve basis, with priority given to SIMA and BRA members.
About Surf Summit 16
Schedule of Events • Conference Speakers • Conference Packages • FAQ
Each year, questions and other important issues facing the surf industry are addressed at the surf industry’s annual leadership conference: Surf Summit. The goal of the four-day, three-night Surf Summit is to learn, share ideas, network and help shape the future of the surf industry.
SIMA and BRA are again joining forces for Surf Summit for an event that will truly encompass the entire surf industry. With a large manufacturer and retailer presence and a strong representation of the industry’s top leaders, Surf Summit 16 is aimed at further strengthening the unity, future and leadership of our industry.
Surf Summit 16, from May 15-18, 2013, will deliver an impressive lineup of expert speakers that will challenge the way you do business, as well as provide insight and inspiration on how to successfully launch into the days ahead. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to gather with more than 250 leaders from the top surf brands and retail shops for valuable educational seminars, new evening events and plenty of social surfing and networking time!
This year the conference moves to a new venue, the Melia Cabo Real in Los Cabos. Attendees can look forward to indulging themselves at the beachfront, all-inclusive resort. With all rooms featuring breathtaking views of the resort's desert gardens, expansive coastline or championship Cabo Real golf course, as much great food as you can eat, and a beautiful resort pool, the Melia Cabo Real will provide an epic experience for all attendees. Check it out at www.meliacaboreal.com
Who Should Attend?
Surf Summit attracts more than 250 attendees consisting of the key players from a wide variety of top surf brands and specialty retailers each year. Who should attend? SIMA & BRA member companies including:
- CEOs & Presidents
- General Managers
- Sales & Marketing Professionals
- Specialty Retail Owners & Buyers
Surf Summit Image Gallery
Check out photos from previous Surf Summit's in our image gallery!
As Surf Summit is the surf industry's premiere – and only – surf-exclusive seminar series, guests primarily attend Surf Summit to learn from and be inspired by speakers who are business leaders and experts in their fields. Past Surf Summit speakers have included notable names such as:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Guy Kawasaki, former Apple Computers brand evangelist
Ken Schmidt, former director of communications for Harley-Davidson
Yvon Chouinard, environmentalist and founder of Patagonia, Inc.
Tony Hawk, skate legend and entrepreneur
Eddie Brown, Nike sports marketing
John Moore, former Starbucks marketing guru
Gonzalo Perez, MTV Networks youth market researcher
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com
Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS Shoes
Bill Walton, Executive Chairman, SDSI
Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital, The Onion
Jean-Michel Cousteau, World Renowned Ocean Explorer