All events take place at the Orange County Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

ICAST CupICAST Cup – Industry Bass Fishing Tournament
Presented by FLW

Tuesday, July 12
6:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. weigh-in
Big Toho Marina, Lake Toho
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, Florida

This event pairs professional anglers with media representatives and other industry professionals. It is being held at Big Toho Marina located on Lake Toho, in Kissimmee, Fla. The tournament weigh-in coincides with the opening of ICAST On the Water! FLW will create fishing teams to compete side-by-side in this exciting tournament in support of Keep America Fishing.

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Bass and BirdiesBass & Birdies Classic
Presented by ICAST and Florida Sportsman

Tuesday, July 12
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Florida

Shuttle buses will run depart at 6:30 a.m. outside of the A/B Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center West Building. The return shuttles will depart the Celebration Golf Club at 2:00 p.m.

The Bass & Birdies Classic, the third, annual golf/fishing tournament, is held the day before the show floor opens. This is a Scramble-Best Ball format, meaning teams of four players hit each shot and the best shot is selected. The three other players retrieve their balls and hit from the best position, and the same until the ball is holed out. This unique golf-and-fishing event is open to ASA members and registered ICAST attendees. A portion of the proceeds goes to support Keep America Fishing. For more details contact Rick Ryals at Rick@FloridaSportsman.com.

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ICAST On The WaterOn the Water

Tuesday, July 12
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Big Toho Marina, Lake Toho
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, Florida

Shuttle buses, courtesy of Experience Kissimmee, will run continuously from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. outside of the A/B Lobby of the Orange County Convention Center West Building.

On the Water is a key destination for buyers and media. It’s a perfect location for ICAST exhibitors to demonstrate their products for dealers and media representatives. This event is open only to ICAST and IFTD attendees.

New Product Showcase Preview Reception
Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer

Tuesday, July 12
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center

The reception is open to registered buyers and Media-Editorial badge holders only.

Only registered buyers and individuals with Media-Editorial badges are eligible to vote in the New Product Showcase. Exhibitors are not permitted in the Showcase during the voting period.

The New Product Showcase competition includes awards in 24 product categories as well as the overall “Best of Show” award. The product with the most votes in each category is awarded “Best of Show” for that category and the product with the most votes in the ‘Best of Show’ category wins the coveted ICAST 2016 ‘Best of Show’ honors..

Voting begins on Tuesday, July 12, at 5:00 p.m. during the New Product Showcase Preview Reception and ends at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. Buyers and media who vote have a chance to win one of three drawings for a $500 cash prize.

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell

Opening Night Concert with Cole Swindell

Tuesday, July 12
8:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Tangerine Ballroom, 2nd floor

Tickets are $30

We are kicking up the energy level this year with the Tuesday night concert featuring country music star, Cole Swindell! You can purchase tickets for $30 when you register for badges. Only registered attendees and exhibitors can purchase tickets. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Keep America Fishing, the sportfishing industry’s angler advocacy program.

Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt

State of the Industry Breakfast

Wednesday, July 13
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
W311, 3rd floor

Tickets are required. You may purchase your tickets when you register for the show.

Visioning Your Brand with Keynote Speaker Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt, the former Director of Communications Strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is our keynote speaker.

Ken, one of the most in-demand speakers and communications consultants in America, has lived a life that most can only dream about. He has toured the world on two wheels, met with presidents and royalty, partied with movie and music legends and appeared numerous times on network news.

A keynote speaker during the 2015 Sportfishing Summit, Ken got more “thumbs up” than another speaker we have had over the past decade.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the wealth of information he has about turning your customers into your brand “disciples!”

Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception
Sponsored by Costa

Wednesday, July 13
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
W311, 3rd floor

Open to all badged trade show attendees

Be there when the winners of the New Product Showcase “Best of Show” awards are announced. All ICAST and IFTD attendees are welcome to attend the awards reception.