General Schedule & Venues


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Business-Building Sessions

POMA is known for its hard-hitting conference sessions. The 30+, 60- to 90-minute sessions cover all aspects of a communicator's world and are focused on helping you increase your businesses bottom line.

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Product Displays and Testing

Three events for product display and testing are held during the conference:

• A two-hour indoor product display and content gathering event
• An afternoon at POMA Camps
• A morning for Shooting Day

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Spots for exhibitors at all events are limited and assigned first-come, first-served – based on the date of conference registration. Register now, so you’re not left out.


See It, Product Showcase: This afternoon/evening event (Thurs., 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) is a trade-show-style set up during which corporate attendees show product, discuss technologies/innovations, are interviewed, and help the media develop content. Exhibitors are provided tables and chairs for display purposes.

Use It, POMA Camps: Interactive Only: The event (Fri., 1 - 4 p.m.) offers three, non-shooting, outdoor activity camps: Base Camp, Fishing/Boating Camp, Field/Hunting Camp.
Each camp is populated by six to eight companies who work together to provide an active camp atmosphere and activities that allow media members to test non-firearms-related products, shoot photography and video, and have some fun.

Use It, Shooting Day: This morning event (Sat., 8 - 11 a.m.) is for firearms, ammunition, archery product, and vehicle testing. A static range is available for rifle and handguns, clays stations are set for shotgunning, and separate areas for bows/crossbows and vehicles are available.

Developing Newsworty Content

Issues & Answers: Informational press conferences, which allow organizations such as the Quality Deer Management Association, Ducks Unlimited, Fish & Wildlife Service, Mule Deer Foundation, and others to discuss critical issues facing the traditional outdoor sports industry. Space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.



March 6 - 9, 2013

Wednesday, March 6

Registration, 2:30 - 6 p.m.
Welcome Event at the S.C. State Museum, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Hosted by Capital City/Lake Murray Country RTB

Thursday, March 7
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Hosted by U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
POMA Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m.
Business Sessions, 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Lunch, 12:15 p.m., Hosted by Kalkomey
CP Meeting, 2 p.m.
Product Showcase Set Up, 2:30 p.m.
Product Showcase, Indoors, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hosted by Otis Technology
Cocktails & Good Eats, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Hosted by POMA and Alabama Black Belt
Gathering with the Graybeards - Storytelling and Mentoring, 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8
Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Hosted by Mule Deer Foundation
Business Sessions, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
Lunch,11:15 a.m., Hosted by RAM Trucks
POMA Camps, 1 - 4 p.m., Pine Island Club at Lake Murray
Cocktails, Dinner, Pinnacle Awards & Auction, 6:30 - 10 p.m., Hosted by Aimpoint, National Rifle Association, and Mossy Oak

Saturday, March 9
Breakfast, 6:30 a.m., Hosted by Ducks Unlimited
Shooting Day, 8 - 11 a.m., Live Oaks Sportsman’s Club
Lunch, 11:10 a.m., Hosted by National Shooting Sports Foundation
Business Sessions, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon and Evening on Your Own

* Schedule and sessions are subject to change without notice. Check back often for updates and added events.





Embassy Suites – Columbia Greystone
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, South Carolina











Pine Island Club, 25 minutes from hotel
Private Island/Recreation Club
On Lake Murray
Pavilions, Dock, Boat Ramp, Shaded Grassy Areas





Live Oaks Sportsmen's Club, 30 minutes from hotel
Private Shooting Club
Skeet, Trap, Sporting Clays, Rifles, Pistols, Vehicle Testing
Pavilion for Meals


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