Trade Show

Want to go to the 2017 ATA Trade Show? We all do, but … (There’s always a but.)

The ATA Trade Show is a members-only event for archery and bowhunting manufacturers, retailers, and other industry professionals. They attend the Show to write orders and do business.
Photo Credit: Greg Nielsen

Author: Cassie Scott

The annual Archery Trade Association Trade Show is the archery and bowhunting industry’s largest event. It’s a member-driven show that promotes commerce within this industry; and gathers all of its new, exciting products in one massive hall for everyone to see, test and evaluate.

If you like archery and bowhunting, the ATA Trade Show, Jan. 10-12, in Indianapolis, probably sounds like a must-do event. But (Here it comes …), we have some good news and sad news to share.

The sad news? We’ll just come right out and say it: The ATA Trade Show is closed to the public. The Show is a members-only event for archery and bowhunting manufacturers, retailers, and other industry professionals. They attend the Show to write orders and do business. You must be an ATA member or associated with a verified ATA-member company to attend.

This exclusionary rule helps industry members focus on networking, industry growth and business transactions while attending the Show.

The good news? If you’re not an ATA member, and you’re ineligible for membership (see below), the ATA still helps you follow the action and feel like you’re at the Trade Show.

If you’re not an ATA member, and you’re ineligible for membership, the ATA helps you follow the action and feel like you’re at the Trade Show by covering the Show on ArcheryTrade.org and social media. Photo Credit: ATA

Follow Show Coverage Online

1. Follow @ATATradeShow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Stay tuned to our social-media channels and ArcheryTrade.org for updates on Show happenings and general Show coverage. We’ll post videos, photos and articles to keep you involved and informed! Join the conversation and comment on social media using #ATA2017.

2. Explore Archery 360’s web and social sites.

For coverage of the newest archery gear, including target and recreational archery products, keep an eye (or two) on Archery360.com. Be sure to check out Archery360’s Facebook and Instagram pages, where we’ll provide live Show coverage, including real-time videos and photos. Add Archery.360 on Snapchat to round out your options.

3. Visit Bowhunting 360’s website and social channels.

For all things bowhunting (we’re talking exclusive coverage of the latest and greatest bowhunting gear) visit bowhunting360.com and follow its Facebook and Instagram pages for live feeds, photos, videos and more! Add bowhunting.360 on Snapchat so you don’t miss a beat.

For Show coverage of the newest archery and bowhunting gear, follow Archery 360 and Bowhunting 360 on Facebook and Instagram, and visit Archery360.com and Bowhunting360.com. Photo Credit: ATA

Become a Member and Attend the Show

If you have an archery and bowhunting business and are eligble for membership, click here to join the ATA.

Read the membership descriptions and check the requirements to determine whether you should submit the Standard Membership Application or the Retail Membership Application.

Please note: Membership renewals and Trade Show registrations by mail, email, phone and fax closed Dec. 22. Online registraton remains open throughout the Show. On-site registration opens Sunday, Jan. 8. If you plan to register on-site, please bring your completed registration form to the registration desk in Indianapolis. If you plan to attend the Show and are not an ATA member, you must also bring your membership application and verification to the Trade Show membership counter.

For membership and registration questions, please contact the ATA Trade Show’s business and membership office at registration@archerytrade.org, or call (866) 266-2776 or (507) 233-8130.

Learn more about the ATA Trade Show here.

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