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Brands at the 2024 RIA Summit

Published on | RIA | News & Updates

As the RIA Summit nears, the RIA is finalizing brand attendees and programming for a not-to-be-missed spring event, scheduled in St. Louis from April 29 - May 2. 
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Brand Attendees

The industry's key brands are returning to the annual member’s event. This year’s hit list of footwear, apparel and accessory brands are: 

Altra, Amphipod, ASICS, BalegaBrooks, CEP Compression, Craft Sportswear, Darn Tough Vermont, Feetures, Foundation Wellness (Powerstep/CURREX), Mizuno, Nathan Sports, New Balance, On, OOFOS, OS1st, Puma, rabbit, Saucony, Sky Manufacturing, Superfeet, and Vuori.

Retail attendees can see their top brands in product presentations, overviews with channel managers, one-on-one meetings with executives (top to tops), and small group discussions.

Emerging Brands 

The event will also offer shorter, demonstration-based sessions with new or new-to-the-channel brands, allowing attendees to meet the owners, view line presentations, and truly experience the products – all so they can add new, exciting items to their assortments to bring current customers into the store again and again.

This year’s emerging brand lineup includes:

Caterpy - Innovative laces
Ciele - Performance headwear
Clove - Footwear to attract a new customer
FootBalance -  Custom insoles
Hylo Athletics - Footwear with a sustainability story 
Kahtoola - Winter traction footwear
KINeSYS Sunscreen - Active sunscreen
Roll Recovery - Tissue massage tools
True Motion US - European footwear brand
UnTapped - All natural athletic fuel
XACT NUTRITION - Fuel for runners

The entire event has evolved, yet again, and the Summit will feature improvements suggested by last year's attendees. 2024 changes include: 

  • Self-scheduling - Choose exactly which sessions you want and when
  • Programming sessions on the topics members asked us for, with a focus on peer group discussions and hands-on workshops
  • Improved connection with brands - See top brands in the format that makes sense for your role, plus one-on-one meetings with brand executives
  • Newer store programming - Specific sessions for those new to the channel

Learn more and register now for RIA Summit. Early bird pricing ends 3/1!

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