SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) Monday April 2 2012 7:37 AM MT—The inaugural IBD Summit, hosted by Interbike and Sea Otter Classic, has extended its early registration discount through Wednesday.
The Summit will start April 17 with 50 retailers from more than 40 stores registered.
“We’re thrilled with the quality of the shops that have signed up,” said Pat Hus, Interbike’s managing director. “While we’d hoped to get somewhere closer to 75 shops for our first year, we have a stellar list of attendees that includes many of the best retailers in the country. They’re in for a great conference.”
The summit curriculum includes discussions of consumer trends, the economy, marketing, customer service, succession strategy and several panels of leading retailers and category innovators. Speakers include trendspotter Marian Salzman, Nielsen VP of consumer research, Todd Hale, and PUBLIC Bikes founder Rob Forbes.
In addition, Easton-Bell Sports and Fox Racing Shocks will lead attendees on tours of their design and assembly facilities.
Summit sponsors include Bikes Belong, NBDA, Fox Racing, Raleigh Bicycles, Specialized, and Easton-Bell Sports.
More information: www.theibdsummit.com.