September 4-6, 2024

Exhibitor setup September 3, 2024 

Bringing together decision-makers from across the paddlesports industry

The Paddlesports Trade Coalition invites you to join us at the inaugural PTC Colab. We're dedicated to creating a first-of-its-kind opportunity to collaborate with your industry community to learn, meet and play.

Why attend the PTC Colab?

The PTC Colab is a new approach to serve and support the paddlesports trade community. Call it a seminar, a conference, a gathering, or a party, this multi-faceted 3-day event will include the PTC Annual Meeting, educational seminars on topics of interest to our members, industry working group reports and developments, and a product showcase allowing retailers, brands, sales reps, and community organizations to interact and discuss the upcoming 2025 paddling season.

✔️ Educational seminars

✔️ Panel discussions

✔️ Working groups

✔️ Product showcase

✔️ Flatwater demo

✔️ Whitewater demo


"Our goal this year is to give everyone a good, solid event with lots of education and opportunity. We want to get the industry together and make sure everyone leaves saying, ‘We want to do that again.'”

- Jeff Turner, PTC Executive Director


"We want people to walk away from the PTC Colab inspired to engage with this market as a whole."

- Stig Larsson, Owner of Level Six


“If we want this industry to thrive, we can’t just sit in our little factory somewhere and say ‘What’s in it for me? It’s the same with a show. Bottom line, coming together as an industry and taking the long view is priceless. But it takes everybody to work together to make that happen.”

- Ed Vater, retired Bending Branches president

Hosted at Riversport OKC

Oklahoma City, OK

Hosted at Riversport OKC, PTC Colab will feature both whitewater and flatwater demo sessions on what is becoming one of the most recognized inner-city paddling venues in North America.


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