IBD Summit

Posted January 21, 2017
Bill Smith at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Bill Smith doesn't see a distinction between the mass market and IBD channel. And he'd like to send some of his customers to bike shops.

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Posted January 20, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — It was billed as the Best Ideas Contest. Five dealers offered attendees at the annual IBD Summit their best ideas to improve their operations and profitability. And the winner as selected by the audience in a secret ballot was . . .

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Posted January 18, 2017
Fred Clements at the IBD Summit on Wednesday

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association is in the midst of a significant restructuring. The association’s board of directors has eliminated the vice president position held by Fred Clements and plans to set up a new office in the Boulder, Colorado, area.

Posted in Retail News Tagged People / IBD Summit
Posted January 18, 2017
Dan Mann talks culture.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Howdy. How are ya? Wadayaknow?

Your store’s greeting — the words and the feeling behind the words — is a key factor in establishing and reinforcing your operation’s culture, a theme of this week’s sixth annual IBD Summit here.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 17, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — The trade show shuffle has left Interbike right where it started, for this year at least, in Las Vegas' Mandalay Convention Center in September. For 2018, the show is looking at results from a recent industry survey that found dealers favor Denver or Salt Lake City for the show.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted December 9, 2016
The Summit’s top-rated 2016 speaker, Sam Dantzler, returns with talk on hiring practices

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit have released the full agenda for its 2017 event, which will be held Jan. 17-19 in Tempe, Arizona.

The summit is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.

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Posted October 18, 2016
Seminars to focus on evolution of retail.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit, presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA, is now open for registration. Organizers also said the majority of the conference content has been confirmed.

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Posted January 13, 2016
Moto industry execs share challenges and opportunities.
Moto industry panelists (left to right) Eric Anderson, Scot Begovich, George Gatto and Robert Pandya.

TEMPE, Ariz. (BRAIN) — Motorcycle industry experts offered a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities in their market to a crowd of 250 bike industry members attending the IBD Summit this week in Tempe, Ariz.

Posted in Retail News Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 6, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers of the IBD Summit announced that they’ve added another speaker to a panel at next week’s conference in Tempe, Arizona. Stuart MacLennan, managing director of Specialized USA, will join the panel discussion on omnichannel retail. 

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted October 26, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Organizers have fleshed out the full agenda for next year's IBD Summit, which will be held near Phoenix in January. The event's keynote speaker will be Sam Dantzler, a consultant to the motorcycle industry. Dantzler's presentation will be titled, "Discounts Suck.

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Posted October 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — The first annual Electric Bike Expo in January will kickstart the six-month tour, allowing consumers to demo power-assisted e-bikes on a test track. Tour organizer Extra Energy Services North America launched its new indoor test track at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged Electric bike / Consumer Expos and Rides / IBD Summit
Posted August 21, 2015
Preliminary agenda released: Fewer keynotes, more industry panels.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Registration is now open for the 2016 IBD Summit, to be held in Tempe, Ariz., Jan. 12-14.

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Posted April 23, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Next year’s IBD Summit will return to the Marriott Tempe at The Buttes in Phoenix, January 12-14, organizers announced Thursday. The fifth annual event is presented by Interbike, PeopleForBikes, the NBDA, and the BPSA.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit
Posted January 29, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz. (BRAIN) — To speed the flow of real-time sales data among dealers and suppliers, SmartEtailing will launch what Mark Graff, SmartEtailing’s co-founder, calls Industry Data Exchange.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit
Posted January 28, 2015

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Steve Flagg got the audience’s attention at the IBD Summit Wednesday, pointing out the challenges that rampant discount pricing for parts and accessories from online vendors in the U.K. pose for distributors and dealers.

Posted in North America Tagged Web/Internet / Events / IBD Summit / MAP / Distributor news
Posted January 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Rumbleship plans to introduce a new "technology-powered shopping experience" at the IBD Summit in Arizona next week. The company, which is a sponsor of the summit, said the new technology will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to push back against showrooming. 

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Posted January 14, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — The IBD Summit is now filled to capacity and sponsorship opportunities are sold out as well, the event's organizers announced Wednesday.

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Posted December 19, 2014

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — IBD Summit pre-registration and retail attendance is up compared to the event’s three previous editions, according to conference organizer Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted October 29, 2014
Goal of creating a ‘Manifesto of Change’ for the industry accompanies switch from spring in Monterey to winter date in Arizona.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike’s IBD Summit returns for its fourth edition in 2015 with a new Arizona locale, revamped agenda and a winter calendar date conceived to be more convenient for retailers than the event’s traditional April timing around “Monterey Week” and the Bicycle Leadership Conference and Sea Otter Classic in Northern California.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / IBD Summit / Interbike
Posted April 10, 2014
Light & Motion expanded from about 16,000 crowded square feet among three floors on Cannery Row to 30,000 in this one-time U.S. Air Force hangar in Marina, Calif., that serviced Apache helicopters as part of the now-decommissioned  Fort Ord base.

MARINA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Monterey Week — the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike IBD Summit and Sea Otter — afforded us opportunity to drop in on Light & Motion in the company’s new, expanded location in Marina, Calif., north of its former home on Monterey’s historic Cannery Row.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference / IBD Summit

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