Sourcing Snow Trade Show Will Debut Alongside 2013 SIA Snow Show

June 18, 2012

A task force comprised of snow sports industry representatives recently met in Denver to discuss and approve plans for a new trade show entitled Sourcing Snow.

The new event is member-owned by the textile and material suppliersand will be collocated with the 2013 SIA Snow Showon tap Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Colorado Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom.

Sourcing Snow will showcase companies that manufacture materials and components essential to hundreds of snow sports brands, according to show organizers.

“The dedication and commitment of SIA to its members is quite impressive,” said Tom Weinbender, president of Schoeller Textil USA.

He added, ”Snowsports Industries America (SIA) has listened closely to the request for sourcing availability at the SIA Snow Show in Denver and has responded with a scenario that is not only smart, but takes into consideration the challenges and needs of its members to have the opportunity to work with their supply chain. The wisdom of the organization to have the sourcing area open a day early and only run for 3 days shows an inherent understanding of the needs of the entire snow sports industry."

Chris Parkes, national sales manager of Concept III Textiles, added, “As a textile manufacturer, we’ve been hoping an event such as Sourcing Snow could be developed around the SIA Snow Show - it just makes so much sense with all the ski and snowboard outerwear companies we work with each year.”

Sourcing Snow will include exhibits from performance textiles, insulation, zippers/closure systems, straps/webbing and other components.

Exhibitor owned and operated, Sourcing Snow will showcase snow sports’ top component manufacturers.

“As a brand that’s obsessed with making technically enhanced products, we depend on working with the best suppliers in the biz,” said Michael Akira West, SIA Board Member and Owner and Creative Director of 686 Technical Apparel.

He added, “I’m stoked to hear that SIA is stepping up to the plate and producing a winter-based supplier show.”

Julie Garry, SIA board member and CEO of AFRC-Outdoor Gear, said, “Sourcing Snow will add an element to the Snow Show that really has been missing. Manufacturers, designers and purchasing departments will now be able to make the most of their time in Denver and connect with their suppliers.”

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