AUSTIN, Tex. (Sept. 6, 2011) - It’s been called the four most important days in the running business. For four days, the Austin Convention Center and the Hilton Austin will host well over one thousand running specialty vendors and business leaders to The Running Event® (www.therunningevent.com). It’s the first opportunity for retailers to see the latest footwear, apparel and accessories for fall 2012.
The conference portion of The Running Event on Dec. 7 and 8 focuses on retailer education, sales training and business growth, featuring speakers such as Gene Marks, columnist for Businessweek, Forbes and The New York Times; a panel discussion with representatives from Fleet Feet, Naperville Running and Salt Lake Running Co.; and Dr. Shawn Allen, co-founder of The Gait Guys.
The Expo runs from Dec. 8 to 10, and with over 200 exhibitors is the largest in the show’s six-year history.