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Pat Hus takes helm at Emerald Expo’s SLTS

Published November 15, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike, was recently named show director of the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show (SLTS). Emerald Expositions owns and operates SLTS, as well as Interbike, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 80 trade shows, conferences and summits. Hus remains vice president and show director of Interbike, as well.

The Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show is held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center in mid-January. It’s the premier event for brand owners, licensors, licensees and retailers interested in sports licensed products. The show draws nearly 400 exhibitors and past attendees have included Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big 5, Costco, Kohl’s, Old Navy and others. 

This year’s show is set for Jan. 17-19. The show will host a keynote address and hot breakfast with two new seminars focusing on industry trends. 

Liz Crawford, vice president and group show director of the licensing division at Emerald, recently left to join the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and Emerald Expo appointed Hus to take over the show she was heading up. 

“It’s in my wheelhouse,” Hus recently told BRAIN. “I’m excited about it. It’s a great little show. It’s small but doing really really well.” 

This year Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show falls on top of the IBD Summit’s dates, but Hus plans to be at the start of it, then to fly out for the IBD Summit’s start Tuesday evening.  

Hus anticipates moving IBD Summit dates in 2018 to avoid any overlap with SLTS in the future. 





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