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Surf Expo Partners with EventSphere for Housing Support for Surf Expo 2021 and Beyond

EventSphere offers personal service to streamline process

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — October 22, 2020 – Surf Expo, the Premiere Watersports and Beach Lifestyle Marketplace held twice annually in Orlando, Florida, announced its new partnership with EventSphere to manage hotel reservations for its two annual tradeshows at the Orange County Convention Center beginning in 2021.

EventSphere will work hand-in-hand with Surf Expo to ensure buyers and exhibitors experience an easy process of securing hotel accommodations within the official block. Buyers and exhibitors can rest assured that any communications coming from EventSphere are legitimate and not from a third party attempting to entice them to book in an unofficial block.

“We are excited to announce our new partnership with EventSphere as we prepare to safely reunite our industry for a face-to-face event in January,” said Roy Turner, Show Director & Senior Vice President of Surf Expo.

In addition to making hotel reservations, Surf Expo made the decision to partner with EventSphere for the below services offered:

  • Customized booking website
  • Support based contact center available 24/7, 365 days per year ready to answer any Surf Expo-related questions
  • Online reservation management for groups that allows individuals to manage arrival and departure dates as well as billing
  • Immediate confirmation emails as soon as a reservation is booked
  • An additional pre-arrival email prior to the expo, providing a hotel confirmation number for each check-in

“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with Emerald X to include Surf Expo this January,” said Todd C. Lambert, President & CEO of EventSphere. “With our personal approach to making sure every person at Surf Expo is happy with their accommodations, we look forward to working with this community and making their hotel booking process as seamless as possible.”

When housing opens for Surf Expo, EventSphere is available to assist you through their dedicated toll-free number and email address.


About Surf Expo:

Surf Expo is largest and longest running watersports, beach and resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Produced twice annually, the show draws buyers from specialty stores, major chains, resorts, cruise lines, marinas and beach rental companies from across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. Surf Expo features approximately 2,000 booths showcasing apparel, hard goods, accessories and gifts, as well as a full line-up of special events, fashion shows, and annual award ceremonies. Surf Expo is a trade-only event.

The next show will be held January 6-8, 2021, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse in Orlando, Florida. To learn more visit: or connect on Instagram @surfexpo, Twitter @surfexpo and Facebook @SurfExpoOrlando.

Surf Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates 60 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied nearly 7 million net square feet of exhibition space.

For more information on Surf Expo visit

About EventSphere:

Founded in 2010 by industry veterans, EventSphere specializes in delivering state-of-the-art travel and reservation administration in the meeting and events industry. Services include site selection, hotel contracting, and concession negotiating; event management; marketing and advertising services; onsite fulfillment and VIP program services; and attrition management

The staff at EventSphere works to understand each client’s needs and craft effective programs and solutions to streamline the meeting planning and organization process. EventSphere is headquartered in Atlanta and serves clients across the country and internationally. For more information about EventSphere, visit

Media Contact:
Adrienne Belk
Vice President of Marketing
Surf Expo

Christina Reeves
Director of Marketing