September 16th, 2010

Mike to attend China Action Sports Retail Summit

by Kim Lannou

Mike is preparing for his big trip to China! Check out the Press Release below:

Local Business Owner to attend China Action Sports Retail Summit

WILMINGTON, NC, September 16, 2010 — Wilmington native and local business owner Mike Duncan will be a presenter at the China Actions Sports Retail Summit and CASE this month. Held September 25th-28th in conjunction with a Surfing Festival in Hangzhou, China, the Summit will bring together experts in the actions sports industry to focus on how action sports retail is evolving in the country and how US retailers can grow business in China during these fundamental, early years. The summit will include panels and Q & A on how US brands and independent retailers can partner to grow their business. “The potential for growth in this new, growing market is unlimited, and we are excited to be a part of this conference,” said Duncan.

Mike will be attending the summit on behalf of Board Retailers Association – a nonprofit organization that represents over 3,500 US storefronts in the action sports industry. The association is recognized nationally as the representative of surf, skate, snow, wake, wind and kite specialty retailers. BRA identifies ways of lowering the day-to-day costs of doing business and negotiates on behalf of the group to strengthen the specialty retail distribution base and grow the industry. The Board Retailers Association serves as the preeminent voice for independent retailers with manufacturers, trade show representatives and other associations. Mike’s experience in the action sports industry does not stop with BRA. He is also CEO of Warehouse Skateboards, an online skateboard store with over 15,000 products, all skate specific. is the go-to place on the internet to buy anything from decks, wheels, and accessories, and for skaters to immerse themselves in the online community Mike has created. Mike is also CEO of Sage Island, a local marketing agency with a large action sports client base