Badge Categories and Pricing

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ICAST has a number of Badge Categories and Designations for 2019, here is a list and description of each Badge and cost associated with it. The pre-registration deadline is Friday, June 7.

If you have questions, please contact Tradeshow Director Blake Swango at bswango@ASAfishing.org.

Badge Type

Badge Description


Buyer-Retail


Buyer-Wholesale

Wholesalers, distributors and retailers of fishing tackle and related products.

All buyers must be credentialed and are subject to approval by ASA staff.


First-Time Non-Exhibiting Manufacturer

Any manufacturer who has not previously attended or exhibited at ICAST.


Manufacturer’s Representative (Member)

ASA member independent sales representatives who handle many different manufacturer’s products lines.


Manufacturer’s Representative (Non-Member)

Non-ASA member independent sales representatives who handle many different manufacturer’s products lines.


Custom Manufacturer

Manufacturers producing private label, custom products for resale.


Industry Associate/Industry Supplier

Members of industry-related associations, trade shows, etc.  “Catch-All Category”


Captain/Guide

Persons licensed by the U. S. Coast Guard to carry passengers for hire and who operates the charter boat or head boat. Must provide a valid captain’s or guide’s license.


Government/Association

Federal or state fish and wildlife agency employees and people employed by natural resource affiliated non-profit associations only.


Nonprofit and Educational Organizations

Organizations or institutions that incorporate recreational fishing/fishing conservation in their mission or curriculum.


Media Editorial Member


Media Editorial Non-Member

Media credentials are issued to media representatives whose purpose is to write about the show, products and other ICAST-related events.

Marketing, public relations and advertising representatives do not qualify for press credentials.

Student and Corporate members in professional outdoor writer/media/communicators organizations do not automatically qualify for a Media Editorial badge. Corporate members generally fall into the Media-Sales category.

All media representatives must be credentialed and are subject to approval by ASA staff.


Media – Sales (Member)


Media – Sales (Non-Member)

If a media representative is from a media source (newspaper, magazine, broadcast, dot.com) but is in advertising sales, then he or she falls under the Media–Sales category and must register in that category and pay the respective member or non-member registration fee in order to attend ICAST.

The Media Sales badge also applies to marketing, public relations and sponsorship development.