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Collective Shows Share 2018 Strategic Plan for Expansion

Posted 07/31/2017

Swim Collective and Active Collective Announce 2018 Dates and Plans for Colocation. 

Santa Barbara (July 31, 2017) – The Swim Collective, featuring top luxury, and boutique swimwear, resort, surf and accessory brands and Active Collective, known as the first and only true fashion active wear show in the US, today announced plans to combine their shows in a new venue, the Anaheim Convention Center.

“Following the recent success of our Swim and Active shows, we feel that we can better serve our exhibitors and attendees by combining our events in a space that is more suited to our market growth,” said Show Director Roy Turner. “We feel that both Swim Collective and Active Collective exhibitors and buyers can benefit from the crossover of markets with holding both shows under one roof in California.

The Anaheim Convention Center has enabled the shows to secure future dates that will be optimal for both markets, and the convention center will help streamline move in and move out, and bring efficiencies and cost savings with a wealth of affordable hotels and restaurants in the area.

“We are excited to transition the shows to a new venue and are committed to maintaining the nuances that make the Collective shows unique”, Turner added.

In addition to the colocation of Swim Collective and Active Collective shows in California, Active Collective will add a summer edition to its New York shows. Active Collective launched the first New York show in January 2017 with much success, and positive response from manufacturers and buyers. Both events will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion of the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.

Show dates in 2018 dates will be:

  • Swim Collective & Active Collective West- Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
    • January 11th-12th, 2018
    • August 1st-2nd, 2018
  • Active Collective East – Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
    • January 24th-25th, 2018
    • August 24th-25th, 2018