That’s a wrap! The world’s largest archery and bowhunting trade show just closed after with than 9,700 people from 24 different countries in attendance. Thousands of products were on display by the 653 companies exhibiting at the show, and retailers got to learn about the innovative business and recruitment programs from the Archery Trade Association (ATA) that will build their customer base and help their pro shop become more productive and profitable.
Reporting in from this year’s show, Jay McAninch, president and CEO of the ATA, said he sensed a significant amount of optimism from the majority of retailers who made it to Indianapolis for the 2017 ATA Trade Show.
“I think they are going into the 2017 year with a good attitude,”McAninch said. “They want to improve and make the 2017 year better than the last … I think 2017 is going to continue to be a period of uncertainty for a variety of reasons, but the good news is ATA is going to generate lots of information and analysis that will help manufacturers chart these difficult waters.”
Based off what everyone was posting online from the show, 2017 should shape up to be a great year for archers and bowhunters. Check out some of our favorite posts here.
— Michelle Harmes (@MHoutdoors) January 10, 2017
— Rock Solid Archery (@rocksolidarcher) January 12, 2017
It’s time to pack and begin my travel back west. #ATA2017 has come and gone. This show always jump starts the year with excitement as you see old friends, make new friends, and develop relationships with some of the best people in the industry. I enjoy talking to the business owners and shop owners to see how their prior year has gone. I enjoy hearing all the hunting stories and stories of people who have been introduced to the sport of archery and are now hooked. I truly am blessed, grateful, and so excited for 2017! Safe travels home everyone and it’s never goodbye it’s always see you later! #ArcheryRocks 🏹🎯❤🎯🏹 #TeamCabelas #Indianapolis #Indianna #LiveLaughLoveGetOutdoors #208Outdoors #WhatGetsYouOutdoors #OutdoorWayOfLife #Archery #LifeIsBetterWithABow #LiveTheLifeYouLove #LoveTheLifeYouLive #Blessed #Grateful #Cabelas #PineRidgeArchery #RipCordRests #LakewoodProducts #HipsTargets #TightspotQuivers #ATATradeShow #ArcheryLife #BowHunting #BowLife #LifeIsGood #GoodTimes #GoodFriends #Hunting #ItsInMyNature
— Catherine Rash (@catherine_rash) January 12, 2017
— Hunt Hard Outdoors (@H2orstayinbed) January 11, 2017
— ATA Trade Show (@ATATradeShow) January 12, 2017