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Welcome to the Watersports Forum!

The Watersports Forum is a special event that brings together the brightest minds and experienced operators in the watersport and boating industry. Each participant will have the opportunity to sign up for various roundtable discussions led by industry experts. Some of the topics include pricing, regulations, and marketing. After the roundtables, join us at a happy hour reception for networking, open bar, and small plates.

Learn

Operators that attend this forum can expect real conversation directly from some of the most successful in the business. If you’re looking to add new equipment, create a new tour, or re-brand your business, this is where you’ll want to be.

Connect

The networking segment provides new perspectives that might drive new innovative ideas for your business. This event is made for operators by operators, so be ready with an open mind. Better update that LinkedIN profile!

Have Some Fun

Whether you’re an angler, sailor, or extreme athlete, you work in the watersports industry because you love it! So let’s have a great time hanging out with like-minded folks that want a bright future for the world of watersports.

Meet Our Watersports Forum 2021 Speakers

Since 2009, Greg has worked to transform TripShock into a travel industry giant. Proactive and personable, Mr. Fisher first developed a passion for tourism while studying hospitality at the University of Central Florida. Since then, he has grown TripShock by cultivating strong relationships with partners and employees alike.
Greg Fisher

CEO, TripShock!

Prior to co-founding Arival Douglas served as Senior Vice President, Research at Phocuswright, where he led seminal studies on travel trends and sectors, including Tours, Activities & Attractions. He has deep experience in consumer and industry research with extensive background in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Douglas Quinby

CEO, Arival

As the first clear kayak tour company in the USA, Justin Buzzi helped launched a travel trend that has become a staple activity in destinations worldwide. With over 125 million views across social media, Buzzi’s online marketing skills are among the top in his field, and his keen sense of the kayak and watersports industry have allowed him to grow to 12 locations across the globe.

Justin Buzzi

Owner/Operator, Get Up And Go Kayaking

Master Captain, CEO, and head of marketing for Destiny Water Adventures. Kevin took his passion for boating, adventure, travel, and adventure and poured it into his brand. In under two and a half years, Kevin has scaled Destiny Water Adventures from a single boat operation to over a dozen boats, ten jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards as well as captained excursions.

Kevin ONeil

CEO, Destiny Water Adventures

A 20 year veteran of the Travel & Tourism industry, Jason founded Horizon Revenue Management on a strong foundation of formal education, industry knowledge, and a track record of proven financial results in both Hotel and Tour & Activity operations. Having personally operated organizations on both large and small scales, Jason holds a unique perspective of business operations and financial results.

Jason Crotto

Owner & Chief Business Strategist, Horizon Revenue Management

Additional Speakers & Panelists

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RACHEL DICKEY

Vice President

TripShock

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KAI KAAPRO

Co-Founder

TourScale

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CHRIS WOODRUFF

Founder & CEO

Paddles By The Sea

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MARICA MACKENROTH BREWSTER

CEO

Von Mack Agency

marica mackenroth brewster

KEVIN NOBIS

Managing Partner/VP

Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail

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STEPHEN EDWARDS

Founder, CEO

AAMP Agency

What to Expect at the Watersports Forum 2021

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Discover new and upcoming regulations that will affect your business.

THE DIGITAL FUTURE

An in depth analysis of the changing digital landscape for tours and activities.

NETWORKING

Networking opportunities with fellow tour providers and industry pros.

NEW TECH

A first hand look at the latest tech and trends in watersports.

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EXPERT PANELS

Informative panels and discussions from industry experts.

WAYS TO EARN

Expert tips that will have you booking more and maximizing profits

PARTY WITH PEERS

Happy hour reception and pre/post event parties will bring guests together, creating a fun and exciting environment to let loose with other professionals.  

Watersports Forum Ticket & Lodging Info

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Tickets are good for the entire day of the conference. This includes lunch, complimentary beverages, happy hour reception, and admission to pre and post event parties.

Tickets Prices for the 2021 Conference

Event Ticket: $99/person

WHERE?

The Watersport Forum take place at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL!  For special rates on nearby lodging, please check below.

Rosen Plaza Hotel: 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. Call (407) 996-9700  to book, or book online.

WHEN?

The conference will take place on Oct 17, and 18th 2021. Day 1 includes a Kick Off Party at 8pm, and day 2 offers a full day of events from 7:30am – 10pm, with a break for lunch, happy hour, and afterparty at a great local venue!

HOW DO I GET TICKETS?

Tickets will be available shortly, but please pre-register so we can send you the link to book. 

For Watersport Forum 2021 questions, inquiries, or registration assistance please complete the form below