** LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 6:00PM - CREDIT CARD ONLY **
AGENDA Trade Show, the leading forum for action sports, surf, streetwear, lifestyle and sneaker industries, is hosting its second installment of Agenda Emerge powered by Group Y -- the highly curated platform featuring some of the biggest innovators and leaders in the street culture industry, speaking about the intricacies of their business and offering emerging artists crucial insight and tips on how to grow their brands.
Agenda Emerge joins the program of the prestigious AGENDA show, which is taking place January 7 & 8 in Long Beach. The Emerge event will be from 7-10 p.m. January 8, at the Center Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and will feature a talented panel, including founders of some of the most notable brands in street-wear & commerce.
"The heart of AGENDA Emerge is the young and inspired minds of a new generation," said AGENDA Founder Aaron Levant. "Going head to head with the largest well-established fashion industry shows and watching these brands reach success, knowing that we had a hand in it, has been a humbling journey. This is a great opportunity for the new generation of designers to learn from seasoned experts who have turned their brands into household names."
Tickets give you access to the Agenda Emerge Conference as well as a limited access pass to the Agenda Tradeshow on Wednesday, January 8th from 2PM - 5:30PM.
** Your pass for Agenda Trade Show does not get you access to Emerge. Emerge requires a separate ticket
Register for AGENDA Long Beach at Agendashow.com
Paul "P-Rod" Rodriguez - Professional Skateboarder
Paul “P Rod” Rodriguez is well respected for his technical mastery on a skateboard and has been called “one of those few skaters who is born to skate” by many of his peers. In 2005, Nike SB released it’s first signature model skateboard shoe, the Zoom Air Paul Rodriguez, making Paul the first skateboarder with a Nike pro model skateboard shoe. Paul is not only one of the marque faces of Nike Skateboarding, but has continued to grow with Nike through his multiple pro model shoes releases and Nike capsule apparel line. In 2008 Paul launched Primitive, his Woodland Hills skateboard and sneaker shop, proving he is not only a skateboarder - but an entrepreneur. Paul is a four time X Games Gold Medalist has been on the podium at every major contest in skateboarding. He is looked at by his peers and sponsors as a true professional in every sense of the word. For having success at such a young age Paul remains very focused and grounded. Paul’s sponsors include Nike SB, Mountain Dew, Target, Venture Trucks, Incase, Nixon, Andale Bearings, Fuse Science, Markisa, Primitive and Diamond Supply Company.
NAS - Musician / Founder of 12amRun
Keith Hufnagel - Founder of Huf
Keith Hufnagel grew up skateboarding in the streets of New York City's late-80s. In 1992, he moved to San Francisco to pursue his passion for skateboarding and turned professional for Real Skateboards soon after, providing him a rare and rewarding opportunity to travel the world by means of his skateboard and the industry that supported him. Brought up by the 'do-it-yourself' approach of skateboarding, Keith saw a chance to give back to the community that had raised him, and in 2002 opened a small boutique in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, which he named HUF. The shop became a meeting point for Bay Area skateboarders and tourists the world over, and brought together under one roof the most respected brands that the skateboard, streetwear, and sneaker communities had to offer. With its rapid growth and popularity, Keith launched his own collection, HUF, assimilating into one label what he felt epitomized skateboarding-lifestyle and its associated countercultures. Since its inception, HUF has evolved into a world-renowned manufacturer of premium apparel, footwear, and skateboarding goods.
Currently based out of Los Angeles, Keith remains extremely involved in the production and direction of HUF. He continues to travel the world on his skateboard with his friends and teams, which helps fuel and inspire his original vision.
Greg Selkoe - Founder & CEO of Karmaloop
Greg Selkoe is the CEO and owner of streetwear retailer Karmaloop.com. He was born and raised in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Selkoe has a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School at Harvard University. Selkoe started his career as an Urban Planner for the city of Boston (Boston Redevelopment Authority) before he started Karmaloop.com in 2000. Realizing the need for a global streetwear provider Selkoe started the company in his parents’ basement at age 25. Karmaloop.com has become the largest online streetwear retailer in the world, with over 500 brands, and selling in over 45 countries. Karmaloop Inc. encompasses several other websites including: KarmaloopTV.com, PLNDR.com, BoylstonTrading.com, BrickHarbor.com, MissKL.com and 5 private label clothing brands. The combined site traffic is over 8 million monthly unique visitors with an opt-in email list of 4 million. KarmaloopTV.com their wildly popular online video channel is doing roughly 4 million video views a month. Karmaloop’s YouTube channel is 1 of 100 premium channels on YouTube. The media sites cover a variety of topics through shows and interviews with the key influencers and celebrities. Greg Selkoe has been invited to speak to 2000 young people at the Generation Now Event as part of the January 2013 Inauguration of President Obama. In 2012 Selkoe was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Ecommerce Category for N.E., In 2010 Selkoe signed on to be a contributor to the Huffington Post. In 2009 Selkoe was selected as one of the top 25 most influential entrepreneurs under 35 in the United States and was invited to participate in a White House summit for young business leaders.
Tom Campion - Founder of Zumiez
Tom Campion co-founded Zumiez in Seattle in 1978. From the beginning he has developed a culture of empowerment, competition and learning that has helped grow the company into the largest action sports lifestyle retailer in the world. More than 5,000 employees are a part of that culture today, selling apparel and hardgoods rooted in youth counterculture as expressed through music, art, fashion and the action sports lifestyle.
Zumiez’ successful public offering in 2005 enabled Tom to start the Campion Foundation to leverage the success of Zumiez for social and environmental policy change. Tom serves on the boards of theAlaska Wilderness League and Conservation Northwest, and is a producer of To The Arctic with MacGillivray Freeman Films. He still serves as chairman of Zumiez and is actively involved in building the culture of the company for further growth and expansion.
Hosted by Felix Arguelles
Felix is a legendary pro skateboarder, respected brand builder and On Air Host...
Millions of signature and personally designed products have been sold world wide with Felix's Endorsement...
His Birthday events and creative endeavors have been blogged in the most respected youth culture forums including HypeBeast, The berrics, Thrasher magazine etc...
Felix Hosts the most celebrated skateboarding events in the world with international and online media coverage ie: Street League Skateboarding, RedBull Manny Mania, Kimberly Diamond Cup in Africa etc...
Few people walk through these hypercritical and highly influential worlds with the acceptance and ease Felix does.
When & Where
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Lines speak for themselves and buyers are not intimidated by the usual overwhelming tradeshow experience. From the garage-run lines on the verge of explosion, to the well-established elite, AGENDA caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic. With a strong emphasis in style, art, music and culture, the AGENDA experience is as much a lesson as it is a tool. www.AgendaShow.com
About Group Y:
Group Y is the original and leading collective of professionals focused on youth marketing, action sports, entertainment and other progressive and expressive cultures. Its mission is to intersect influencers across industries and ignite ideas that inspire the current and next generation leaders and decision makers. Leveraging events, outreach, content and consultation, Group Y takes the work out of networking and strengthens the areas where industries overlap. www.GroupYnetwork.com