An overwhelming response from exhibitors has led to Slide 15 having to expand to meet the demand. Organiser, Lesley Beck, commented, “Having to expand the floorplan is a great ’problem” for any show organiser to have and it’s exciting to see new and returning brands keen to exhibit at Slide. Snowboard brands K2 and Ride booked stands as soon as the show went on sale and the positive responses have just kept coming”.
When Columbia came on board in October, the decision was taken to increase the area available. Darren Wilcox, country manager for Columbia said, “This year’s timing was the deciding factor for coming back. It’s important we can give buyers time to make their selections whilst meeting our order deadlines for production”.
The number of exhibitors, 88 so far, and size of the show already surpasses the last two years of Slide and the organisers are confident of selling the expanded area. Exhibitors who have not yet committed are urged to contact the organisers without delay to avoid missing out.
The earlier dates for Slide 2015 (27-29 January), prior to the international ispo trade show, have certainly not had a detrimental effect on exhibitor interest, with the bookings at the end of August at 90% of the total area booked for the last show. Organiser, Lesley Beck, commented, “It was almost into the New Year that we had this level of uptake for the last show, so it’s a tremendously positive start to Slide 2015. Furthermore, 5 brand new organisations have already booked for the 2015 show, indicating that the 2015 Slide tradeshow is highly likely to surpass the 2014 in terms of numbers of exhibitors, brands and area of show”.
The show organisers are confident that the venue has plenty of capacity to cope with additional exhibitors and expect to be able to accommodate additional brands who wish to sign up. The best prices, however, are only available until mid October so any would-be exhibitors are encouraged to book prior to the price rise of mid October.
Slide 2015, the actionsports trade show, which runs from 27-29 January 2015 at the Telford International Centre, is now taking bookings. In a move aimed at rewarding existing customers, the SIGB have announced that brands that exhibited at the show last winter will be offered extra space (compared to their 2014 stand space) at a discounted rate. Prices of stands start at £71 per square metre.
For the first time in five years, Slide will take place prior to ispo, the international tradeshow in Munich. The shift of ispo to later dates (5-8 Feb) in 2015 left a very small window between ispo and half term for schools in the UK, a period that is traditionally very busy for retailers.
Sam Noble, President of SIGB commented, “Since our move to Telford International Centre in 2011, Slide has gone from strength to strength. Although of course we want to bring in new brands to the floor, we also want to reward exhibitors who have previously supported Slide. By giving discounted rates on extra stand space we hope that those exhibitors will have an even better platform to showcase their brands and it will also allow the show to grow further. We would encourage people to book early to get the best price. Discounted prices are available until 15th October, so it pays to make decisions early.”
Show organiser, Lesley Beck said, “Although the earlier Slide dates represent a break from the tradition of having Slide follow ispo, the SIGB really believe this earlier window will be beneficial to both exhibitors and retailers, and the timing is much better than running the show post ispo. Slide really is great value for exhibitors with a small stand, right in the heart of the show, at 3×2 m, costing less than £430, It really is an effective way for brands to put themselves in front of the key decision-makers in the UK wintersport market. Slide had around 500 visitors last year, 75% of whom were MD’s, owners or buyers.”
The Telford International Centre itself is an excellent venue for Slide; with a welcoming atmosphere providing a positive vibe to the show. The ease of getting to Telford by road or train, as well as the free parking for visitors, makes the venue a pleasure to visit. With enormous improvements to the infrastructure immediately surrounding the Centre continuing apace, the organisers are confident that Telford will only continue to improve as a location for the show.
Exhibitor booking forms are available firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Slide Awards recognises the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow. Celebrating the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories, products were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show. See our 2014 Slide Award winners of 2014 here
There’s been a great response to Slide from exhibitors; the show sold out at the beginning of this week with over 200 brands lining up to show their best products off. The organisers are currently reviewing the plan to make room for the latecomers who are keen to join the ranks of Slide exhibitors.
Slide exhibitors at 21 January:
ABS, Airblaster, Airhole, AKU, Alite Designs, Alpenheat, Amplid, Amplifi, Apo, Arbor, Arctic Force, Arctic Fox, Ardblair Sports Importers Ltd, Armada Skis, Arva, Ashbury Eyewear, Asterisk, Atomic, AWSM, Axiski, Backcountry Access, Barts, Beaver Wax, Bergans of Norway, Bern, Black Crows, Black Diamond, Blackstrap, Bledsoe, Bliss, Blizzard, Bollé, Boreas Gear, Bracewear, Brand Fusion, Bridgedale, Buff Headwear, Cairn Protection, Capita Snowboards, Cébé, Chaneco, CLWR, CMP F.lli Campagnolo, Coal Headwear, Colmar, Contour, Contour, Coolcasc, Corexplorer, Crab Grab, CTR, Dainese, Dakine, Dalbello, Dare 2b, DeeLuxe, Demon, Destyn Via, Deuter, Douchebags, Drake, Dye Snow, Dynafit, Dynastar, Elude, Endeavor Snowboards, Evoc, Fatcan, First Ascent (UK) Ltd, Fischer, Flags 4 Events, Flow, Full Tilt, G86, GNARLY, Gnu, GoPole, GoPro, Gregory, Grivel, Groove Armada Ltd, Groover, Hanwag, Head, Herschel Supply Company, Hestra, Hides, Honey Stinger, Hoppipolla Headwear, Horizon, Horsefeathers, Houdini, Howl, Hytrade, ICE dot, Icepeak, Inook, Intelligent Retail, Julbo, K2, Kerma, Kinetica, Komperdell, Kunzmann, La Sportiva, Lange, Lazer, Leki, Lethal Weapon, Lib Tech, Light & Motion, Line, Look, Lorpen, Lucky Bums, Luhta, Lyon Equipment, Majesty, Manbi, Marker, Matrix, Matt, Melon Optics, Midas Agencies, Misguided Fools, Mons Royale, Mophie, Mountain Boot Company, Mountain Boy, Movement Skis, Mycoal, Navitas, Niche Snowboards, Ninepointnine, Nitro, Noble Custom, Nordbron, Nordica, Northwave, NST Ecowax, Nuclear by Louif Paradis, Odlo, OGIO, Olang, Orage, Ortovox, OSMO, Outdoor Research, Outdoor Tech, Patagonia, Picture Organic Clothing, Pieps, Planks, POC, Point 6, PolarPro, Pow Gloves, Pro-tec, Protest, Recon Instruments, Red Panda, Remind Insoles, Resqski, Reusch, Roeckl, Rojo Outerwear, Rosker, Rossignol, Rottefella, Roxy, Salice, Salomon, Scarpa, Scott Sports, Sidas, ski-mojo, SkiA, Skiman, Smith Optics, Smokin Snowboards, Snokart, Snowbrokers.asia, Snow ‘n Go, Snow Boogie, Snow Patrol, Snowline, Snuggi, Sockmine, SP Gadgets, SP-United, Spacecraft Collective, Stance, Starling Hats, Stein, Storm, SueMe, Summit, Sun Mountain Ski Glider, Superfeet, Surfanic, Sweet Protection, Tecnica, Teko, Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Magazine, Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show, The Board Syndicate, The Riders Lounge, Therm-ic, ThirtyTwo, Tierra, TKC Sales Ltd, Tobby, Tran Am Ltd, Transform Gloves, Trespass, Turtle Fur UK, Tyrolia, UKPro, Ultra Sport Europe Ltd, Union, Urban Beach, UV Control, Uvex, Völkl, Westbeach, Whitedoctor, Wigwam, X-Bionic, X-Socks, Xsories, Zanier, Zardoz, Zeal Optics, Zipfit.
A whole series of first-time exhibitors have signed up to attend Slide in under a months time. The decision to exhibit has been made easy, with small stands available right in the heart of the show, close to the cafe, giving newcomers a great opportunity to put themselves in front of buyers. New exhibitors for 2014 include: Lucky Bums, Nordron, Snowbrokers, Picture Organic Clothing, Misguided Fools, Zeal Optics, Stance, Melon Optics, Chaneco, Urban Beach… and counting.
With the Alps already disappearing under a blanket of snow and the Scottish resorts opening up for the season, brands have been preparing for winter by signing up to attend the Slide tradeshow in early February.
Uptake has been strong, with 70 different companies, representing more than 200 different brands committed to attending Slide 2014. Organiser, Lesley Beck is up-beat, “More than 85% of the show has already been snapped up and puts us ahead of where we were this time last year. It’s likely that the show will sell out, so I’d encourage brands that haven’t yet confirmed, to book their spot while they still have a good choice of location.”
Visitor registration is now live for Slide and retailers can sign up online to attend the show.
In addition to the three days of the show, there’s a party on the first evening, at a nearby hotel, with free shuttle buses transporting party-goers to and from the venue. Tickets can be booked on line.
Obviously, it’s essential to stay over in Telford to make the most of the opportunity to see so many brands under one roof and to enjoy the social event on Tuesday evening as well as the industry AGM and Open Forum meeting on the Wednesday 5th February. Reduced rate accommodation has been negotiated at several nearby hotels, with full details here.
Full exhibitor list as at 24 November: Arctic Fox, Ardblair Sports Importers Ltd, Atomic, Barts, Bergans of Norway, Bolle, Cebe, Brand Fusion, Bridgedale, Buffera Ltd, Dainese, Dakine, Dalbello, Dare 2b, Dynastar, Lange, Evoc, First Ascent (UK) Ltd, Fischer, GoPro, Lazer, Groove Armada Ltd, Head, Hestra, Wigwam, Hytrade, Intelligent Retail, K2 Ski, Lib tech, Gnu, Roxy, Mophie, Line, Full Tilt, Lucky Bums, Lyon Equipment, Majesty Skis, Manbi, Melon Optics, Midas Agencies, Misguided Fools, Mountain Boot Company, Mycoal – Skicare, Ninepointnine, Noble Custom, Nordbron, Odlo, Patagonia, Picture Organic Clothing, PolarPro Sportswear, Protest, Reusch UK, Rosker, Rossignol UK, Salomon, Scott Sports, Sidas UK, SkiA, Snokart, snowbrokers.asia, Stance, Superfeet, Surfanic, Sweet Protection, The Riders Lounge, TKC Sales Ltd, Tran Am Ltd, Trespass, Ultra Sport Europe, Volkl, Marker, Westbeach, Zeal Optics
The SIGB today announced that Slide will return to the Telford International Centre, with dates of 4-6 February in 2014.
The dates bring Slide closer in timing to the international show, ispo which finishes on 29th January in 2014, before the busy half term period and in advance of some critical order deadlines that UK suppliers are required to meet.
Show organiser, Lesley Beck said, “Although the earlier dates create challenges for some, they are welcomed by others as making the show more relevant as a buying show. In the tough current economic climate, it’s vital that the show is positioned to facilitate business between suppliers and retailers and the SIGB is confident that the dates selected for 2014 will encourage participation at Slide by more brands and retailers.”
The Telford International Centre itself continues to be an excellent venue for Slide; with a welcoming atmosphere providing a positive vibe to the show. The ease of getting to Telford by road or train, as well as the free parking for visitors, makes the venue a pleasure to visit. With enormous improvements to the infrastructure immediately surrounding the Centre continuing apace, the organisers are confident that Telford will only continue to improve as a location for the show.
Plans are being worked up for a social event following the first day of the show on 4th February, with details to follow in a few weeks.
The Slide Awards recognises the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow.Celebrating the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories, products were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show. To see the Slide Award winners of 2013 clickhere.
Ski hardware brands have always been well-represented at Slide and 2013 is looking even busier than ever, with no fewer than 25 different brands signed up for the show. Newcomers for 2013 include Majesty, Faction, Dupraz, La Sportiva, Apo and Snow Doctor.
Spoiled for choice!
InTheSnow Llve launches at Slide
The organisers of InTheSnow, the new consumer snowsports show at the NEC which takes place from 25-27 October 2013 have chosen Slide as the venue to launch their new show.
Drinks will be served from 6pm on Monday 18 February in the Central Cafe at Slide and all industry partners and media are invited. Just come for a drink or for a chat with the organisers about how to exhibit. More details on the show atwww.inthesnowlive.com
Industry Online Survey response
In early December, SIGB asked for responses from the industry to an online survey looking for an overview of how they feel business is going. The results of the survey can be downloadedhere.
Head Sensor by Runtastic.
Head and Runtastic have teamed up to build the first fully integrated Runtastic product in wintersports; the Head Sensor by Runtastic.
Head’s safety award-winning Sensor Helmet is an all-rounder for every terrain. Runtastic, one of the most popular fitness apps for smart phones, adds yet another feature to the helmet, making it one of the most innovative helmets for the coming season. The new App tracks your distance covered, route, speed, average speed, altitude difference as well as your heart rate and calorific consumption.
According to the latest research, skiers exercise at the same level as runners. To get the most out of the exercise, you can set up your own training plan by setting a heart rate according to your ambition and the Apps voice coach will tell you whether to speed up or slow down to stay in the defined range via the integrated speakers in the helmet’s ear pads.
Share your latest winter sports experience on social media real-time, with friends/followers interacting by recording personal messages or pressing a cheering button to motivate you – if your own choice of music isn’t already doing this.
With 3 months to go, Slide is amassing a great list of exhibiting companies; so far, 68 exhibitors have signed up, representing over 180 different brands
Recent sign-ups include Surf Sales, who are long-time exhibitors and Oakley. The 2012 show saw the return of Oakley to Slide for the first time in several years and it obviously worked well for them as they have more than doubled the size of their stand for the 2013 show.
Slide 2013 Dates Announced
Following the success of Slide 2012, which took place at the Telford International Centre in February, the SIGB today announced that Slide will return to Telford, with dates of 18-20 February in 2013.
Although the dates of 18-20 February for Slide will clash with half term, these were the dates preferred by respondents to a post-show survey in February and are considered the best compromise for UK exhibitors and retailers, taking into account the dates of ISPO (3-6 Feb) and supplier order deadlines.
Slide 2013 will take place from Monday to Wednesday as a response to feedback from retailers, who indicated that a mid-week works best for most retailers, whose stores are busy on a Sunday.
Show organiser, Lesley Beck said, “Feedback from both retailers and exhibitors gave a clear steer in terms of dates and days of the week, so it’s good to be able to meet their needs as closely as possible.”
The Telford International Centre itself continues to be an excellent venue for Slide; with a welcoming atmosphere providing a positive vibe to the show. The ease of getting to Telford by road or train, as well as the free parking for visitors, made the venue a pleasure to visit. With enormous improvements to the infrasctructure immediately surrounding the Centre continuing apace, the organisers are confident that Telford will only continue to improve as a location for the show.
SIGB Ski Test
The SIGB Ski Test will return to Kuhtai in Austria from 25th February to 1st March 2013, following a successful test there this winter. The Ski Test is open to all retailers and media and offers a fantastic opportunity to test the following season’s skis and to meet friends, colleagues and competitors on the slopes.
In 2012, 119 individual testers from 23 retail and 9 media organisations recorded over 3000 test results on 18 different ski brands and on 761 pairs of skis.
The use of the Ski Test iPhone App increased, with many retailers preferring it to the score-card option using pen and paper.
SIGB (Snowsport Industries of Great Britain) is the trade association for skiing and snowboarding. Led by a 12-strong committee of volunteers from within the industry, the SIGB currently has 175 member organisations from the retail, supplier and travel sectors of the industry.
At the SIGB AGM at Slide in February, the following were appointed to the Committee for the following year:
President – Matt Woodruffe TKC Sales Ltd
Damon Street, K2 UK Ltd
Sonia Prior, Salomon
Lizzie Holloway, Spin Trading Ltd
Alyn Morgan, Ski Club of Great Britain
Sam Noble, Noble Custom Ltd
Tim Holmes, VOS Media
Anthony Browne, Snow + Rock
Rod Campbell, Carters
Steve Wells, Ellis Brigham
Jeremy Sladen, The Snowboard Asylum
Anna Bartlett, Sputnik Snowboard Shop
SIGB and Slide Management
Lesley Beck, Mike Jardine – Rare Management
Robert Ritchie – Financial Controller
Slide 2012 Award Winners
Slide, the annual wintersport tradeshow has been taking place this week at Telford International Centre. Over 230 brands were represented, showing the products that will appear in the stores this coming autumn. As befits an exciting and fast-changing industry, the Slide Awards recognise the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow. The awards celebrate the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories and were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show. After a close contest, the winners are as follows:
Product: Guardian 16 Binding
Backcountry binding with the precision and on-snow feel of a high-performance freeride binding combined with benefits of a very convenient hiking system. Hike & Ride Switch is easily engaged with ski pole so it is no longer necessary to remove skis when switching between hiking and riding modes.
Further information and photography from:
Millie Paakkola, Salomon. Tel: 01276 404862 Email:email@example.com
Product: Ninja Shirt
Making it’s debut in the Winter 12/13 collection, this base layer offers something different. Available for Men and Women it comes with an integrated face mask and neck warmer giving warmth and protection for the face/head as well as the body.
Further information and photography from: Ian Latham, Odlo T: 0118 965 7530 E: Ian.Latham@odlo.com
Brand: Recon Instruments, Distributed by Noble Custom
Product: Mod Live
Recon has developed the world’s first head mounted display for snowsports goggles. State-of-the-art sensor and GPS technology to provide real-time performance data, communications information and navigation direct to eye on-hill via a micro-LCD widescreen. The Micro Optics Display (MOD) is retro-fit into leading goggle brands’ specific Recon-Ready goggles.
Further information and photography from:
Oliver Springgay, Recon Instruments , Tel: 020 7936 9317 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday night is party night! Get yourself down to Vox Bar from 9pm on Sunday for dj and drinks. It’s all set to be a great night!
And still the exhibitors keep signing up! The latest company to book a stand at Slide is Quiksilver, bringing Gnu, Roxy, Quiksilver and Lib Tech brands to the show.
Entry forms for the Slide Awards have been sent to all exhibitors at Slide and entries are already flooding in. There are 3 categories of Award: Hardware, Software and Accessories and all the finalists are displayed throughout the show. The awards are judged on the first day of the show by retailers, media and industry opinion-leaders, with the winners announced on Monday evening.
Last year’s winning products, now on sale in specialist retailers throughout the UK were:
Hardware: Salomon BBR Ski
Software: Falke Kids Winter Tights
Accessories: Scott Notice OTG Goggles
But who’s going to go home with the honours this year?
Slide has signed its one hundredth exhibitor for the 2012 show, though with just over 3 weeks to go until Slide opens its doors, there’s still room to squeeze in a few more exhibitors. Organiser, Lesley Beck said, “The uptake of exhibitors has been impressive. Last year’s show was 20% up on the year before and it looks as if Slide 2012 is going to match this success. I expect over 200 different brand names will be on show at Slide, making it by far the best UK opportunity to see a range of suppliers in one location.
Brands attending Slide so far: 77 Project, Absinthe Films, Academy Snowboards, Actsmart, Adapt Snowboards, adidas Eyewear, Adio, Airbak Backpacks, Airhole, AKU, Alpenheat, Altitude Digital Magazine, Anatom Snow and Ice, Annecy, Arbor, Arctic Fox, Armada, Arva, Ashbury, Atomic, BAM: Bamboo Clothing, Barts, Bawbags, BCA, Beaver Wax, Bell, Bergans of Norway, Bern, Black Diamond, Blackcrows, Blizzard, Bobskis, Body Tech, Bogs, Bollé, Bonfire, Booster, Boots, Brannock, Buff, Cairn, Capita, Cébé, Chaos, Chapgrip, Chums, Citrus Lime, Colourwear, Contour, Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Digital Magazine, Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine, Dainese, Dalbello, Dare2b, Deeluxe, Demon, Deuter, Didriksons, Dix, DLX – Designed for Life in Extremes, Drake, Drift, Dynafit, Dynastar, Easton Mountain Products, Eglove, Endeavor Snowboards, F.lli Campagnolo CMP, F2/Ftwo, Falke, Fischer, Five Seasons, Flags 4 Events, Flow, Forcefield Body Armour, Fosi Originals, Full Tilt Boots, Giro, Gopro, Grenade, GTrek II, HardnutZ, Head, Head Snowboards, Hedcamz, Hestra, Hides, Hillsound, Hogwild, Hoppipolla Headwear, Horizon, Hotronic, Hytrade, Icebreaker, Ignite, Inook, Intelligent Retail, I-Level, K2, K2 Skis, Keen, Kerma, Kidsnow Distribution, Kombi, Kombi Sports, Komperdell, Kosy Boot, Kozikidz, Kunzmann, Lange, Launch Pad, Leki, Line Skis, Look, Lorpen, Lowa, Mammal, Manbi, Marini Silvano, molo, Montura, Mountain Boy Sledworks, Mountain Pac, Movement Skis, MSR, Mycoal, Neff, Never Summer, Niche Snowboards, Nine Point Nine, Nitro, Nooka, Nordica, Northwave, Oakley, Odlo, Olang, Only Hot, Orage, Ortovox, Oscar, Outdoor Research, Oxbow, Patagonia, Pistil, Point 6, PolarPro, PROTEST, Random, Red Panda, Reusch, Roeckl, Rossignol Uk, Salice, Salomon, Salomon Snowboards, Schöffel, Scorpia, Scott Sports, SH Plus, Shaun White Supply Co, Sidas, Ski & Snowboard Show, Ski Boot Insulator (External), Ski Trab, Skia, Skiman, Slide It Away, Smartwool, Smith Optics, Snokart, Snowline Technical Mountain Gear, Snowmule, Soleil Noir, SP, Stalefish, Stein, Steiner, Storm, Strider, Sueme, Superfeet, Surfanic, Sweet Protection, Tecnica, Tentwo, Teko, Thaw, Thermic, thesnowsportsexperts.co.uk, Tog 24, Toko, Tortugaz, Trespass, Union, UV Control, Uvex, Vola, Volkl Skis, Westbeach, White Rock, Whitelines, Whizzz Sledges, Wigwam, www.metrosnow.co.uk, X-Action, X-Bionic, X-Socks, Zardoz
And still the bookings continue….today’s sign-up is Nine Point Nine, bringing some great brands to Slide, including Poc helmets and protection. Nice!. Merry Christmas to the all in the trade. Here’s hoping that some cooler weather will come along next week to send consumers scurrying to the stores to stock up on winter products.
With Christmas fast approaching, there’s been no let up in interest at Slide, with adidas eyewear being the latest brand to sign up to exhibit at Slide.
Space at Slide continues to be snapped up, with several new brands signing up to Slide or returning after an absence. Oakley is returning to Slide after a long absence, and is expected to bring both apparel and eyewear to the showm while Hedcamz is the 4th personal video camera supplier who will be attending Slide.
Slide organisers are delighted to announce that, with just under 4 months till Slide opens its doors, the show is already 90% full, with more than 85 exhibitors signed up, representing over 200 different brands.
Organiser, Lesley Beck, commented, “We went on sale some 3 months earlier this year, but previous exhibitors were quick to reserve their preferred locations and a number of newcomers also signed up for the show early. All in all, it’s looking very good for Slide 2012 and indicates the importance of the show to the core snowsport industry.”
The number of specialist hardware brands attending Slide is approaching thirty, while key apparel suppliers, like Trespass, Dare 2b, Patagonia, Bonfire, Oxbow, Schoffel, Ice Peak and Five Seasons are also on board. The accessories sector is as well represented as ever and the number of new exhibitors is already into double figures.
New exhibitors include:
Bergans of Norway – apparel and equipment
Bobskis – a re-invention of the sledge
Snowmule – makes it easier to take kids skiing
Molo – childrenswear from Denmark
Drift – headcams, mounts
77 Project – skis/snowboards
Kosy Boots – overboots to keep feet warm
Arva – avalanche transceivers
Stalefish – t-shirts for the dedicated snowsport enthusiast
Slide, the annual wintersport tradeshow took place at Telford International Centre this week. Over 260 brands were represented, showing the products that will appear in the stores this coming autumn.
As befits an exciting and fast-changing industry, the Slide Awards recognise the hottest, most talked about products at the industry tradeshow.
The awards celebrate the ‘Best in Show’ in 3 categories: Hardware, Software and Accessories and were judged by retailers and media over the first two days of the show.
After a close contest, the winners are as follows:
Product: Kids Winter Tights
Product: Notice OTG Goggle