One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product  Showcase.

You don’t want to miss this once-a-year opportunity to see the latest and greatest innovations in the fishing industry.

Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, the New Product Showcase embodies the sportfishing industry’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and rewards that ingenuity through the new product awards competition in 26 categories.

Making up a special section of ICAST’s show floor, the New Product Showcase provides special visibility for the industry’s latest innovations in gear, apparel and accessories.

This year, we will recognize the best product by category with a “Best of Category” award as well as the overall “Best of Show” award. We will also recognize the First Runner-up in each category.

The Hard and Soft Lure categories are now separated into Fresh and Saltwater.

New Product Showcase Preview Reception

Tuesday, July 11
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Orange County Convention Center

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

The New Product Showcase competition includes awards in 26 product categories as well as the overall “Best of Show” award. First Runner-ups will also receive recognition.

Voting begins on Tuesday, July 11, at 5:00 p.m. during the New Product Showcase Preview Reception and ends at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12. Buyers and media who vote have a chance to win one of three drawings for a $500 cash prize.


For more images of last year’s Preview Reception click here.

New Product Showcase Hours

Once the “Best of Show” voting is over, the Showcase is open to all badged trade show attendees and exhibitors.

New Product Showcase Hours
Wednesday, July 12 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 13 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception

Wednesday, July 12
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Orange County Convention Center
Room F2 (Tangerine Room), West Hall

Open to all badged ICAST and IFTD trade show attendees

Join in the celebration! Sponsored by Costa, this celebratory gathering is where the winners of the 26 New Product Showcase Best of Category awards and overall 2017 Best of Show award will be announced.

All ICAST and IFTD attendees are welcome to attend the awards reception.

For more images of last year’s Chairman’s Industry Awards Reception, click here.