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Archers Target Louisville for Big Business

ATA Staff May 30, 2014

The Archery Trade Association (ATA) will bring the industry’s largest trade show back to the Kentucky Exposition Center in 2016, 2019 and 2024.  The Show is expected to draw more than 10,000 retailers, buyers and exhibitors each year, representing an estimated economic impact of more than $17 million over the course of the multi-year deal. The Show, last held in Louisville in 2013, is a member-only, business event to promote commerce within the archery and bowhunting industry.  “Louisville…

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Show What You Know: Present an ATA Show Seminar

Shannon Rikard May 22, 2014

The ATA Trade Show’s Archery Academy – a morning seminar series – is a great place to learn tips for improving your archery business and to share your knowledge of the archery and bowhunting industry. The ATA will accept applications for seminar presenters for the 2015 Trade Show starting June 2. Now is the time to decide what seminar you’ll present to educate and inspire attendees. If you’ve developed innovative methods to maintain bows, market your business, or encourage…

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ATA Trade Show Survey Says: Indy!

Carolee Anita Boyles May 8, 2014

The results are in and ATA members have spoken: They like Indianapolis best for the ATA Trade Show. Following a Trade Show week in early January beset by subzero temperatures, slippery highways and canceled flights, the ATA hired Responsive Management to survey ATA members to learn where they prefer to have the annual ATA Trade Show. Responsive Management asked 408 retailers two questions: “Of these four cities — Indianapolis, Nashville, Columbus and Louisville — which city would…

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ATA Signs Multi-Year Deal with Indy for ATA Show

Shannon Rikard May 6, 2014

The ATA Trade Show will be held in Indianapolis for seven of the next nine years, beginning in 2015. ATA President/CEO Jay McAninch signed the long-term deal during a ceremony April 25 in Indianapolis. More specifically, McAninch signed two contracts – with Visit Indy and the Indiana Convention Center – to hold the Show in Indy in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020 to 2023. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard attended the ceremony to voice his support for ATA’s commitment to Indianapolis and…

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