- Sara Ehlers |
Long Beach's famed trade show Agenda is losing one of its founding members. Aaron Levant just announced that he will be leaving the streetwear show in order to pursue other endeavors.
He stated that he will be leaving parent company Reed Exhibitions in order to try his hand at other entrepreneurial ventures in a different industry, according to Shop Eat Surf. He told the publication that him leaving the company was comparable to 'retirement' from trade shows. “I’ve spent the majority of my adult life doing this. It’s been an amazing journey. I’m super excited for everything I’ve done. I’m grateful. But I’m always pressing myself to continue learning and challenging myself. Unless I want to become the CEO of a major trade-show conglomerate, which I’m not sure that I aspire to do, I look for a new challenge to learn something new," Levant told Apparel News of the news.
He will participate in Agenda's upcoming Long Beach and Las Vegas shows. However, these two last shows will be his last, according to Shop Eat Surf. As he's been with Agenda since its establishment in 2003, since then the trade fair has grown to immense popularity in the skate world. The show houses over 1,000 exhibiting brands at its biannual shows currently. Now with Levant out of the picture, it'll be interesting to see the future of Agenda shows for years to come.