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  • Kite Trade, Welcome to KTAI
    2016 Press Release Photos Want to know more about KTAI Call 800 243 8548 and see why your company would benefit from membership Become a member now Welcome to KTAI It s time for the 2016 3rd Annual People s Choice Awards PCA What are the People s Choice Awards The People s Choice Awards ARE a popularity contest created to have some fun with the public and to drive more interest to our industry products Retail Stores and KTAI website They are also a way to thank our members who sponsor exhibit and attend our Annual Trade Show and Convention It s time to vote and vote often You can ask your customers to vote you can vote again and again if you choose you can ask your suppliers or anyone else you can convince to vote Voting will remain open until October 31 2016 and the winners will be announced January 26 2017 at the Annual Awards Banquet in Las Vegas NV Thank you for taking the time to visit the KTAI website we hope you come back often Our site is designed to assist potential members in finding the benefits of belonging to KTAI and to enhance the benefits of those who are already members If you are unable to find what you are looking for please send us an email at ExDir KiteTrade org or call us toll free in the US at 1 800 243 8548 or 1 541 994 9647 Why should you become a member of KTAI Networking with industry peers access to suppliers and buyers discounts on trade show exhibits and attendance member directories Presidents email updates press kits discounts on freight credit card processing and more Click on the Membership button to read more about the benefits of belonging to KTAI

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  • 2017 Trade Show and Convention Information
    we were both a little overwhelmed with all the information but we both knew we had hit a Gold Mine Three years later it remains clear to me that we saved over 100 000 in wrong directions product choices sales and presentation learning curves etc I know this from past business experiences and by our efficient growth in sales these past three years We basically got a huge short cut through our membership in the KTAI and I consider it to be one of the best business decisions we made and continue to make annually That said even if you have been a kite retailer for many years the industry is changing rapidly due to issues like globalization technology innovation and show rooming I am confident even the most seasoned retailer will more than recoup their investment through the benefits of membership I joined the Board of Directors in an effort to pay the organization back in some small way for all that I have gained through membership From this vantage I am very excited about the near and long term development of our organization the value it creates for its members and its role in evangelizing kiting throughout the world Thank you for your time Fly Free Daren Henderson Co owner General Manager SF Kites Toys San Francisco CA We miss being able to come to the trade show with it being during our busy winter season snowbirds but will continue to support KTAI as it helped us tremendously when we started our business 17 years ago B S Kites Austin TX Just got back home from a very interesting week in Las Vegas attending KTAI Made new friends reacquainted with old ones found new suppliers mingled with many and ordered from most I learned a little more about the inner working of the kite world and new ways to help others and myself to experience yet grander adventures from this business of kites Its going to be a fun time I can see the writing in the sky now A Great Big Thank you to all that attended this year and for the many idea s and lessons shared I truly appreciate each and everyone for their generosity kindness and goodwill they all possess This is a very unique organization to be a part of and isn t it any wonder why it is this way Bud Taylor The Kite Guys Alberta Canada Thank you for the opportunity to attend the KTAI Show We are a relatively new store and we found the wealth of information available amazing and with much potential Ron Shahar Bubbie s Store Las Vegas NV The orders written at the KTAI Show totaled the largest dollar amount Skydog Kites has ever written at the Kite Trade s big annual event Most of the attending retailers have been in business for over 20 years you know they are knowledgeable experienced and they will be around for many years to come The attendees write great

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  • Kite Trade International | About Us
    addition I had the opportunity to meet with my fellow retailers and share ideas I find this very refreshing to hear the prospective of someone who is doing what your doing but in a different way Rick Kligman Kligs Kites Myrtle Beach SC Rick Kligman Klig s Kites Myrtle Beach SC Thanks for the warm and generous welcome we received from the membership of the KTAI As newbie s to retailing brand new KTAI members and first time trade show attendees we were thrilled at the support offered by our fellow business folk Demo Day was a great introduction to other members we had two new business mentors in the first hour Membership benefits and trade show attendance should include money we saved by not making THAT mistake Thanks KTAI the openness of other members to share frankly and without reservation is more than worth the annual dues This kind of info is worth the price of KTAI membership all by itself Thank you Anne Phoenix Owner Must Like Mud Santa Clara CA I have been attending the KTAI Convention for many years now Each and every trip brings new ideas that help improve my business The networking opportunities alone make attending the convention worthwhile Jay Knerr Owner The Kite Loft Ocean City MD Just got back home from a very interesting week in Las Vegas attending KTAI Made new friends reacquainted with old ones found new suppliers mingled with many and ordered from most I learned a little more about the inner working of the kite world and new ways to help others and myself to experience yet grander adventures from this business of kites Its going to be a fun time I can see the writing in the sky now A Great Big Thank you to all that attended this year and for the many idea s and lessons shared I truly appreciate each and everyone for their generosity kindness and goodwill they all possess This is a very unique organization to be a part of and isn t it any wonder why it is this way Bud Taylor The Kite Guys Alberta Canada Thank you for the opportunity to attend the KTAI Show We are a relatively new store and we found the wealth of information available amazing and with much potential Ron Shahar Bubbie s Store Las Vegas NV We miss being able to come to the trade show with it being during our busy winter season snowbirds but will continue to support KTAI as it helped us tremendously when we started our business 17 years ago B S Kites Austin TX The orders written at the KTAI Show totaled the largest dollar amount Skydog Kites has ever written at the Kite Trade s big annual event Most of the attending retailers have been in business for over 20 years you know they are knowledgeable experienced and they will be around for many years to come The attendees write great business and they also provide valuable

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  • Mission & Vision Statements
    among many other benefits Bill Dual In the Breeze Bend OR KTAI Retail Member SF Kites Toys San Francisco CA My business partner and I had no previous kite experience before opening although we have each owned and still owned businesses in other industries We went to our first KTAI convention expecting the same old thing and were blown away by what we discovered The most glaring thing was the openness of the other Retailers We had never experienced anything like the degree of support and information sharing that went on at that event We learned which suppliers were best for which products their turn times pricing levels and volume break levels We also learned about which products to avoid which products were hot sellers and which ones might be good in other stores but not ours We learned display strategies selling approaches merchandising and in store demonstration techniques Frankly we were both a little overwhelmed with all the information but we both knew we had hit a Gold Mine Three years later it remains clear to me that we saved over 100 000 in wrong directions product choices sales and presentation learning curves etc I know this from past business experiences and by our efficient growth in sales these past three years We basically got a huge short cut through our membership in the KTAI and I consider it to be one of the best business decisions we made and continue to make annually That said even if you have been a kite retailer for many years the industry is changing rapidly due to issues like globalization technology innovation and show rooming I am confident even the most seasoned retailer will more than recoup their investment through the benefits of membership I joined the Board of Directors in an effort to pay the organization back in some small way for all that I have gained through membership From this vantage I am very excited about the near and long term development of our organization the value it creates for its members and its role in evangelizing kiting throughout the world Thank you for your time Fly Free Daren Henderson Co owner General Manager SF Kites Toys San Francisco CA Thanks for the warm and generous welcome we received from the membership of the KTAI As newbie s to retailing brand new KTAI members and first time trade show attendees we were thrilled at the support offered by our fellow business folk Demo Day was a great introduction to other members we had two new business mentors in the first hour Membership benefits and trade show attendance should include money we saved by not making THAT mistake Thanks KTAI the openness of other members to share frankly and without reservation is more than worth the annual dues This kind of info is worth the price of KTAI membership all by itself Thank you Anne Phoenix Owner Must Like Mud Santa Clara CA The KTAI show was again a success for

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  • KTAI President's History
    little overwhelmed with all the information but we both knew we had hit a Gold Mine Three years later it remains clear to me that we saved over 100 000 in wrong directions product choices sales and presentation learning curves etc I know this from past business experiences and by our efficient growth in sales these past three years We basically got a huge short cut through our membership in the KTAI and I consider it to be one of the best business decisions we made and continue to make annually That said even if you have been a kite retailer for many years the industry is changing rapidly due to issues like globalization technology innovation and show rooming I am confident even the most seasoned retailer will more than recoup their investment through the benefits of membership I joined the Board of Directors in an effort to pay the organization back in some small way for all that I have gained through membership From this vantage I am very excited about the near and long term development of our organization the value it creates for its members and its role in evangelizing kiting throughout the world Thank you for your time Fly Free Daren Henderson Co owner General Manager SF Kites Toys San Francisco CA Thank you for the opportunity to attend the KTAI Show We are a relatively new store and we found the wealth of information available amazing and with much potential Ron Shahar Bubbie s Store Las Vegas NV I have been attending the KTAI Convention for many years now Each and every trip brings new ideas that help improve my business The networking opportunities alone make attending the convention worthwhile Jay Knerr Owner The Kite Loft Ocean City MD We miss being able to come to the trade show with it being during our busy winter season snowbirds but will continue to support KTAI as it helped us tremendously when we started our business 17 years ago B S Kites Austin TX Just got back home from a very interesting week in Las Vegas attending KTAI Made new friends reacquainted with old ones found new suppliers mingled with many and ordered from most I learned a little more about the inner working of the kite world and new ways to help others and myself to experience yet grander adventures from this business of kites Its going to be a fun time I can see the writing in the sky now A Great Big Thank you to all that attended this year and for the many idea s and lessons shared I truly appreciate each and everyone for their generosity kindness and goodwill they all possess This is a very unique organization to be a part of and isn t it any wonder why it is this way Bud Taylor The Kite Guys Alberta Canada In the Breeze s involvement with the KTAI has had a direct impact on our understanding of the kite and outdoor

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  • Kite History and Fun Facts
    steerable Diamond was used for target practice and aircraft recognition at sea As the airplane became firmly established the kite was used less for military purposes or scientific research and more for recreational flying The last 50 years has seen renewed interest in kiting New materials like ripstop nylon fiberglass and carbon graphite have made kites stronger lighter more colorful and more durable Important inventions like Francis Rogallo s flexi wing and Domina Jalbert s parafoil kites helped develop modern hang gliders and sport parachutes In 1972 Peter Powell introduced a toy dual line stunter and the public began to fly kites not only for fun but also for sport Enthusiasts experimented with new designs that could fly precise maneuvers go faster or perform intricate tricks Competition where fliers competed to music became popular Larger and more powerful kites were designed and in the 1980 s Peter Lynn of New Zealand introduced a stainless steel kite powered buggy In the 1990 s kite traction on wheels over water and on ice have become increasingly popular In 1999 a team used kite power to pull sleds to the North Pole Material courtesy of the American Kitefliers Association Connect With Us Benefactor Sponsors Announcements Welcome to the Kite Trade Association International Testimonials I have been attending the KTAI Convention for many years now Each and every trip brings new ideas that help improve my business The networking opportunities alone make attending the convention worthwhile Jay Knerr Owner The Kite Loft Ocean City MD Great trade show this year Met some new vendors and worked with some existing ones Although a good bit can be accomplished on the phone when your negotiating with a vendor I find more gets done face to face In addition I had the opportunity to meet with my fellow retailers and share ideas I find this very refreshing to hear the prospective of someone who is doing what your doing but in a different way Rick Kligman Kligs Kites Myrtle Beach SC Rick Kligman Klig s Kites Myrtle Beach SC KTAI Retail Member SF Kites Toys San Francisco CA My business partner and I had no previous kite experience before opening although we have each owned and still owned businesses in other industries We went to our first KTAI convention expecting the same old thing and were blown away by what we discovered The most glaring thing was the openness of the other Retailers We had never experienced anything like the degree of support and information sharing that went on at that event We learned which suppliers were best for which products their turn times pricing levels and volume break levels We also learned about which products to avoid which products were hot sellers and which ones might be good in other stores but not ours We learned display strategies selling approaches merchandising and in store demonstration techniques Frankly we were both a little overwhelmed with all the information but we both knew we had hit a Gold

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  • National Kite Month
    by kite professionals enthusiasts supporters manufacturers and friends to promote the wonderful qualities that kite flying has to offer people of all ages physical ability levels Kiting is truly a universal activity limited only by the imagination To further our mission this web site is being updated constantly to provide the most comprehensive accessible resource available to kite enthusiasts around the world If you have suggestions please contact us The Resources for Teachers section is designed to help an elementary school teacher present a short unit on kites including doing a simple classroom kitemaking workshop If you want to build a kite look on the Plans page To celebrate the Wright Brothers first flight use the resources on the History page If you want to buy kites you can use the Retailer page to find a kite shop in your area or just click here to jump to a terrific on line source What You Can Do There are a number of ways you can get involved Although the list is as endless as the human imagination some examples of what you can do include Supporting the big events through attending or volunteering Becoming a Kite Advocate Organizing a local fly Or organize a few events throughout the month the more the better Contacting your local store and offering to help them with a reception Scheduling an indoor kite demonstration A REAL MEDIA DRAW Contacting your local library or shopping mall and offer to help set up a kite display for the month Posting kite information links to this site and others on your web sites Lobbying your local park district to keep wide open spaces for kiters Calling your local school park district or public library and offering to present a kite workshop Contacting your local hobby shop and

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