Media Registration

Surf Expo is a can’t-miss destination for Watersports and Coastal Life retailers and brands from around the world. Products and trends from the industry’s top and newest brands debut every January and September on our show floor in Orlando, Florida. An essential destination for media professionals, Surf Expo provides exclusive access to the most recent developments and compelling stories in the industry.

Media Registration for Surf Expo September 5-7, 2024 opens in May. 

While the show is convenient and interesting to the residents of the surrounding communities, Media badges will only be granted to those providing the defined credentials, listed below. Additionally, travel to the show does not guarantee admittance. 

Types of Media/Press Badges

Working Media 

Surf Expo is open to qualified trade and consumer-focused media outlets. To ensure a business environment on the show floor, only representatives from qualifying media outlets will be approved to receive a Working Media badge.

Qualified Media Outlets:
-Newspapers (Digital or Print)
-Magazines (Digital or Print)
-Social Media Influencers
-Digital Media (Website/Blogs/Vlogs/Podcasts)
-Broadcasting Media Channels (TV, Radio, Streaming) 

*If your objective for attending Surf Expo is to sell media advertising or services you will need a Media Sales Badge (see below). Anyone attempting to sell advertising or services on the show floor without a Media Sales badge will be asked to leave. 

Media Sales

Advertising sales representatives selling advertising, publishers, producers, marketing staff of qualified media outlets will not be admitted to the show as Working Media but can apply to purchase a Media Sales badge for $375 per badge.
*If your objective for attending Surf Expo is to sell media advertising or services you will need a Media Sales Badge. Anyone attempting to sell advertising or services on the show floor without a Media Sales badge will be asked to leave. 

Promotion companies, Marketing, Advertising, Branding and Social Media Agencies will not be admitted to the show under any circumstances without exhibiting. 


Media Registration Criteria

All Media will be asked to provide at least 2 of the following credentials listed below to attend Surf Expo.

  • Business card or website contact page with name and title
  • Media outlet masthead including your name and title 
  • Bylined editorial work, no more than 12 months old 
  • Written assignment detailing a specific coverage assignment at the show 
  • A company issued, current Press photo I.D. 

 

Surf Expo will not be accepting online credentials after Friday, August 30, 2024.  Please upload your credentials before this date, or you will need to bring your credentials on-site for review at registration.  

If proper credentials are not provided online or on-site, you may be denied access. Travel to the show does not guarantee admittance.

For questions, please contact: marketing@surfexpo.com