AFFTA is bringing the industry together in Charleston, SC for the first ever AFFTA Industry Summit.


Working off the framework, the success and popularity of AFFTA Dealer Summits, AFFTA’s Show and Summit Committee has put together an Industry Summit for the fly fishing industry.

• There will be educational seminars for manufacturers, retailers and guides
• There will be seminars and keynote speakers on Climate Change • There will be happy hours every evening to promote networking and connection
• There will be off site parties with music and food because…why not!

Summit Schedule

Sunday October 16th

5 pm to 6:30 pm Welcome reception and cocktails

Monday October 17th

9:00-10:00am Opening breakfast, Remarks by ED/Janet Coit AA of NOAA Fisheries
10:15-11:15am Chris Frangiosa- Retailer Seminar: How to buy and manage inventory
10:15-11:15 am Guide Seminar- Being a good guide goes beyond good fishing
10:15-11:15 am Manufacturer Seminar- How to implement collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment
11:30-12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Businesses that Bridge the Gap Between Economy and Ecology, Hosted by Rick Crawford
12:45-1:45pm Lunch and networking
2:00-3:00 pm Chris Wood- Conservation battles of the future brought to you by AFFTA Fisheries Fund
3:15-4:45 pm Amber Vanderburg- Manufacturer Seminar- How to leverage collective manufacturer data to better serve shared industry analytics
3:15-4:45 pm Chris Frangiosa- Retailer Seminar- Building, bolstering and maintaining a brand that supports multiple sales channels
3:15-4:45 pm Guide Seminar: TBD
5:00-6:30 pm Reception (Drinks/Apps)
7:00 PM Martin’s BBQ w/ Paul Puckett ticketed event open to public

Tuesday October 18th

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast Speakers: Robert Boyle of SCDNR and Andrew Wunderley of Charleston Water Keeper
10:15-11:15 am Guide Seminar and Peer to Peer
10:15-11:15 am Manufacturer Seminar and Peer to Peer
10:15-11:15 am Chris Frangiosa Retailer Seminar: Hiring, Training and Managing Effective Sales Staff/ Peer to Peer
11:30-12:15 pm Dr. Andy Danylchuk: Making climate change relevant and actionable
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Panel- What are the industry’s policy priorities- Hosted by Matt Mullin
2:00-3:30 pm Manufacturer Seminar- Yellow Freight- Restructuring Supply Chains in a Post Pandemic World: identifying risks and strategies to mitigate
2:00-3:30 pm Guide Seminar- TBD
2:00-3:30 pm Harnessing the Power of Retail Through Data Aggregation with a Peer to Peer Discussion hosted by TrackFly
3:45-4:45 pm Industry Wide Roundtable: Issues facing the industry today
5:00-6:30 pm Reception (Drinks/Apps)
7:00 PM Oyster Roast – Yeti Store

Wednesday October 19th

9:00-10:00 am Breakfast- Thank you from ED
10:00 am AFFTA Board Meeting
12:00 pm Box Lunch – Dismissal

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