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ICAST opens Tuesday in Orlando

The largest installation of ICAST starts Tuesday and runs through Friday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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The largest installation of ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, starts Tuesday and runs through Friday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

ICAST Week 2016 will have close to 600 exhibitors, a 650,000-square-foot show floor, a week-long lineup of business and networking events and more than 13,000 attendees.

Produced by the American Sportfishing Association, the trade group that represents the sportfishing industry, ICAST is the venue for launching new fishing products and setting industry trends.

For the fourth year, ICAST and the International Fly Tackle Dealer show, the fly tackle-specific show produced by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, are co-locating in the convention center on the same days with the same show hours.

A new attraction on the ICAST show floor is a Marine Accessories Pavilion that the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting.

“We’ve been hearing nothing but positive feedback about adding the Marine Accessories Pavilion to an already total-fishing experience with the co-location with IFTD,” trade show director Ken Andres said in a statement. “This is a win-win-win for ASA, AFFTA and NMMA, and we’re all looking forward to the biggest trade show ever this July in Orlando.”

Read coverage from the show this week in Trade Only Today.

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