ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, is the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. ICAST is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive recreational fishing product sales year round.
Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the sportfishing industry’s trade association, ICAST is the ultimate showcase for the latest innovations in gear, accessories and apparel.
“Business opportunities abound at ICAST,” said Trade Show Director Blake Swango. “By partnering a second year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association on the Marine Accessories Pavilion, we expanded the show’s reach into the boating retail and media audiences. Combined with our ongoing co-location with the fly fishing industry and IFTD, we really do offer everything that enhances the fishing and boating experience, under one roof.”
“Inherently, this show is about showcasing the gear, apparel and accessories that help to make a day on the water both exciting and rewarding. And we’re planning on doing things even bigger and better in 2018 when the show returns to Orlando from July 10-13.”
ICAST, along with the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show and the Marine Accessories Pavilion, encompassed a vast section of the West Building. ICAST hosted 582 exhibitors in 1982 booths covering almost 200,000 square feet of the show floor. There were close to 15,000 people registered for the show, including 1,156 people from 73 countries, which translates into a significant opportunity to do business.
Find out more about the world’s largest sportfishing trade show at www.ICASTfishing.org.
ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors. Our ICAST 2017 sponsors were:
Gold – Columbia Sportswear; Crocodile Bay Resort; Costa; Fishing Tackle Retailer; Florida Sportsmen; FLW, LLC; GoPro; Nissan Commercial Vehicles; Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and Visit Orlando.
Silver – Bonnier Corporation; Heybo Outdoors; Huk Performance Fishing; Kid Casters; LIVETARGET Lures; Mojo Sportswear Company; Mossy Oak; Outdoor Sportsman Group; Pure Fishing and Sportsman Protein Shake.