2013 Trade Show Press Quotes
"Waiting for the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show each January is like waiting for Christmas morning-eager anticipation builds as bowhunters everywhere wait to see what presents are left under the tree." - Bowhunter.com
"Like the much anticipated reveal of the new iPhone or iPad each year, bowhunters wait with sweaty palms to see the latest and greatest the industry has to offer at the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show in January. Just when you think you've seen it all, somebody drops the bombshell that revolutionizes bowhunting forever." - Petersen's Bowhunting
"This is my third year (at the ATA Trade Show). I've met some good friends through Bowtech and have developed even more friendships through (archery). To come here and see the new things coming out and to see friends I don't get to see except for this time of year is excellent." - Ben Roethlisberger, QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers, to ArcheryTime.com
"For bowhunters, the holiday season doesn't end on New Year's day, thanks to the Archery Trade Association show." - Bowhunter.com
"This is amazing. I was shocked when we pulled in at how many people are here. It took us 20 minutes to find a place to park. It's pretty cool to think that everyone here (is a) vendor of some sort. It's amazing." - Brett Keisel, Pittsburgh Steelers to ArcheryTime.com
"If the number of archery equipment manufacturers, distributors and retail store owners at the Archery Trade Association Show in Louisville, Ky., earlier this week is any indication of the growing, nationwide interest in archery, we are in for some fun, this year." - MetroWNY.com (Metro Western New York)
"The Archery Trade Association's Archery Trade Show has chalked up another year as the primary business venue for many involved in the business of designing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and retail sales of bows, arrows and related gear and accessories." - Archery Wire
"I doubt the Kentucky Derby has brought more enthusiasm to Louisville than the 2013 ATA Show. Just driving through the Kentucky Expo Center parking lot made one realize the passion that is woven into this industry. The personalized license plates, back window decals and trailer logos announce to the world that the attendees are extremely proud to share in an experience called - bowhunting." - Outdoor Hub
"I love (the ATA Trade Show) because I know everyone in this room is an archery hunter, which makes them instantly qualified as world-class hunters to me." - Jim Shockey to ArcheryTime.com
"The night before the opening of the Archery Trade Association Trade Show, I typically sleep like a child the night before Christmas anxiously waiting for Santa's arrival; I look forward to the arrival of the archery industry's newest products." - HuntOnly.com
Did You Know?
The ATA created the Bowhunting Preservation Alliance bowhunting books, whose net proceeds from sales support school, after-school and community archery programs. These funds also help maintain archery ranges.