The American Fly Fishing Trade Association board has voted on location and dates for the second annual Dealer Summit, an immensely successful educational and networking event aimed at supporting fly fishing retailers nationwide. The 2015 AFFTA Dealer Summit will be held in Bozeman, Montana on October 12-‐15, 2015.
The Dealer Summit will be held in downtown Bozeman with accommodations offered at The Element by Westin. The Element is a brand new facility slated to open in July of 2015. Both the hotel and the meeting space will be within walking distance to Bozeman’s lively nightlife including a myriad of restaurants, bars and shops. Additionally, angling opportunities abound at the nearby famed fisheries of the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers.
The AFFTA Dealer Summit is a retailer event geared to moving their business, and the sport and industry of fly fishing, forward. Seminar speakers, networking and roundtable discussions are the cornerstones of the Dealer Summit, as well as engagement with the manufacturers and organizations that sponsor the event. A sampling of seminar topics from 2014 included inventory management, employee retention, marketing and social media strategies, conservation issues and much more.
Tucker Ladd, chairman of the AFFTA board and owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing in Denver remarked, “As an organization, AFFTA is delighted to continue the Dealer Summit for a second year and offer this great business benefit to our retailers. After the 2014 Dealer Summit I returned to the shop and implemented much of what I learned immediately. It was an invaluable experience and I’m excited for what 2015 will bring!”
Registration, hotel information and seminar speakers/topics will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information please call 406.522.1556 or email [email protected].