Chattanooga, TN (October 28, 2022) – The inaugural Indoor Climbing Expo has been announced, to be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on December 13-16, 2023. The purpose of the event is to provide the growing industry of businesses that serve indoor climbing facilities a place to connect with potential customers, both businesses and individuals.
“For years we have observed a need to create a business space that both benefits exhibitors, but also provides an unforgettable experience for attendees,” said Travis Williams, founder of ICE. “We want to truly mix pleasure with business, with a morning to spend in a top climbing destination during peak season, followed by time to network and build relationships in a more formal, but still casual, setting.”
The Expo has reserved over 40,000 square feet in the Chattanooga Convention Center, with space for thousands of attendees and over 200 exhibitors. The venue is located in downtown Chattanooga, within a quick drive of numerous popular climbing spots, and December can be the best time to climb on the local southern sandstone.
Among the first brands to commit to exhibiting was The Hold Room, which sells climbing holds and equipment for routesetters. Mark Bradley, owner and founder, commented “This has been long overdue in the US. More than anything, we are psyched that this event is being put on by peers in the industry who understand the needs of indoor climbing brands.”
Additionally, several other brands have already committed to exhibit, and Climbing Business Journal has been contracted to be the official media partner of ICE.
The first wave of attendee tickets will go on sale by the end of 2022, and it will not be necessary to work at a climbing business, the event will be open to the public. Williams is currently accepting reservations for exhibitor booths and can be reached at email@example.com.
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