KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Outdoor media and industry professionals traveled to Knoxville, Tenn. to enjoy the 9th Annual POMA Business Conference. Approximately 200 people representing 50 companies and hundreds of media outlets internationally are attending the 2014 event.
Conference events take place at the Holiday Inn – Worlds Fair Park, Knoxville Convention Center, Ijams Nature Center, Holston River Park and John Sevier Hunter Education Center.
The conference offers a multitude of opportunities for attendees, including hard-hitting business sessions, a three-part product exhibition, networking and relationship-building.
True to its mission of educating and keeping its members on the front edge of technology and business practices, POMA is featuring seven speakers from various industries, among others, who will present 15 of the 25-plus sessions.
Registration began this afternoon and will be followed by the official welcome event hosted by Visit Knoxville at the Ijams Nature Center.
More than 20 companies participate as POMA conference partners, including: U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Kalkomey, NRA, Mossy Oak, RAM, Ducks Unlimited, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Aimpoint, Alabama Black Belt Adventures, Nissan, Bushnell, Federal Ammunition, Otis, Realtree, Hawke Sport Optics, Visit Knoxville, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sportsman Channel, Camp Chef, National Bowhunter Education Foundation, Birchwood Casey, OutdoorHub.com – Carbon Media Group, Brownells, Yamaha, Buck Knives, and Remington.
“POMA’s conference is considered a must-attend event by professional communicators,” said POMA Chairman Kevin Tate. “The event would not be possible without the support of these generous partners.”
To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.