SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th Annual Bicycle Leadership Conference, Interbike will host a 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. breakfast presentation followed by an open microphone question and answer session on Saturday, January 19 at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San Diego.
Interbike's long-term contract with the Sands Convention Center runs through the 2009 show and Interbike is considering whether to renew the contract or move the show to another location.
During Saturday's BLC presentation, Interbike industry consultant Lance Camisasca will discuss alternative locations for the show and the pros and cons of each prospective location.
"At last year's BLC roundtable we shared the results of our post show survey which covered show performance and Salt Lake City specifically as an alternative venue." Camisasca said. "With the recent redevelopment of the Anaheim area and its newly renovated Anaheim Convention Center, as well as evolving trade show opportunities in the Denver area, we are now considering those locations as possible venues."
Attending manufacturers and presentation attendees are encouraged to attend the breakfast and participate in the open microphone question and answer session directly following the Interbike presentation.
"We want to be prepared to provide the best shows possible." Camisasca said. "At last year's conference, we gained valuable insight from the manufacturers and retailers who attended and I think that everyone left with a better understanding of the multiple factors we consider when entertaining the idea of possibly moving a major show. We hope this year will be equally beneficial as we discuss our recommendations for the show in the coming years."
The Bicycle Leadership Conference is presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) and runs January 18-20, 2008. The event focuses on the facts and figures of the bicycle industry while building on the important networking opportunities and exciting special events.