Connect with brands

Connect with Brands- Available starting December 4th

Finding New Brands and Products Has Never Been Easier!

The Connect with Brands tool, powered by Grip,  allows Buyers to message and request appointments with Exhibitors at Surf Expo. Buyers can research brands and products, start important conversations and schedule meetings using this invaluable FREE tool!

Research Exhibitors & Products

Review the exhibitor list and build your must-see list to start connecting!

Start Important Conversations

Message exhibitors and learn more about their products.

Schedule Meetings

Reserve your one-on-one time with exhibitors by requesting a meeting.



Not Sure How to Begin?

• First, make sure you are registered to attend Surf Expo.
Register Now >
You will need the Reg ID provided on the confirmation email. If you need help finding
this number contact Fish or Kathy (below).

• These resources will help get you started using CONNECT.
Attendee Step by Step Guide >

Attendee Step by Step Video >

  Kathy Wilkie
Sr. Buyer Relations Manager
Coastal Life: Swim, Boutique, Resort, Footwear, Coastal Gift & Souvenir
Steven “Fish” Fisher
Sr. Buyer Relations Manager
Watersports: Surf, Wake, Bluewater/Shoreline, Paddle, Wind, Skate