DSC 2009 Show Breaks All Records, 2010 Venue Change
DALLAS, TEXAS Ė The just-completed Dallas Safari Club (DSC) annual convention "Drumbeats" has broken every record in the book. With over 900 exhibitor booths, overflowing traffic during all four days of the show, and record crowds at the evening banquets and auctions, organizers of this annual event declare it a "total success."
Most exhibitors reported very good sales and strong interest from the overflow crowds in the Dallas Market Hall, January 8-11. The evening banquets and auctions set record levels for total revenue, as well as record highs for raffles, silent auction, store sales, day traffic and sponsorships.
"The show this year was a total success. It is gratifying to see that so many people love to hunt, and that the funds raised from our record-breaking auctions all go to help fulfill DSCís mission of conservation, education and promoting hunterís rights," said Bob Scott, DSC President.
"The economy must be stronger than our members, exhibitors and attendees anticipated," said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter. "The board is very pleased with the results. The show for 2010 promises to be even bigger and better."
In addition to the busy show floor, the evening programs were spectacular, with engaging speakers, awards for hunting and conservation achievement, overflow banquet attendees, and four jumbo video screens around the hall.
Speaking at the banquets and the life member breakfast were notables such as Shane Mahoney, conservationist and noted public speaker; Lowell Baier, president of Boone & Crockett Club; Jeff Crane, president of the Congressional Sportsmanís Foundation;, Dieter Schramm, president of the CIC, the oldest hunting and conservation organization in Europe; and Chris Dorsey, CEO of Orion Multimedia. Also in attendance were Lou Rupp, chairman of the Wild Sheep Foundation; Ralph Cunningham, Past President of SCI; and Ludo Wurfbain, Publisher of Sports Afield.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2010 Dallas Safari Club Convention. From January 7-10, 2010, "First Light" will find a new home at the Dallas Convention Center, co-sponsored with Sports Afield and in Association with Orion/Versus. This move will facilitate over 1,000 exhibits in one hall, while still preserving the signature family atmosphere. The host hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, providing more space for gala events and guests. There will still be free parking available and access to this new location will be even easier.
For more than three decades, Dallas Safari Club has worked to preserve hunters' rights, conserve wildlife, and promote outdoor education. To support that mission, Dallas Safari Club and the Dallas Ecological Foundation have granted more than $1,200,000 the last four years to support those efforts within North America and around the globe!
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