Sportfishing Industry Presents the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase Awards
Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published July 12, 2018
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL - July 12, 2018 - Last night, the 25 New Product Showcase Best of Category awards were presented during the New Product Showcase Awards reception held during ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades.
ICAST, the world's largest sportfishing trade show, is now in full swing (July 10 - 13), at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry's trade association, ICAST - in its 61th year as the association's trade show - is the annual destination for representatives from the global recreational fishing industry to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear, accessories and apparel.
One of the most prominent features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. The New Product Showcase, sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, embodies the sportfishing industry's innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the New Product Showcase awards competition.
This year, 974 products, accessories and apparel were entered by 331 companies into 25 categories, all vying for the overall ICAST 2018 Best of Show award.
"My congratulations go to all of the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase," said ASA President Glenn Hughes. "Remember, there are also 949 products that also deserve recognition. This year, for the first time, all the New Product Showcase entries are available for viewing on ICASTfishing.org and on the ICAST app under the Exhibitor listings. I urge you to check them out."
"This year we are living up to our reputation as the world's largest sportfishing trade show," said Trade Show Director Blake Swango. "We the most attendance and the largest number of exhibitors, ever."
Swango also noted, "I also want to congratulate our New Product Showcase award winners and thank all our member companies who submitted products for judging. I also thank Fishing Tackle Retailer for their sponsorship of this important event."
2018 ICAST New Product Showcase Best of Category Award Winners
For product details, images and other information please contact the individual award winners' contacts listed below.
Best of Category - Boating Accessories - Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.