SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN) — Total attendance at last week's Interbike Expo was up nearly 10 percent over the previous year, hitting 25,536, show organizers announced Monday.
Total store count, the number of retail buyers and attendance at the OutDoor Demo also were up, show director Pat Hus said.
“To say we’re pleased with the 2012 show is an understatement,” said Hus. “Our goal was to create an ideal environment where decision makers can get educated on 2013 product, learn new business practices through our seminars and panel discussions, network and ultimately conduct the business of cycling among the best and the brightest in our industry – and I believe we accomplished that goal.”
The total number of retail store locations (store count) was 4,160, compared with 3,975 in 2011, up about 5 percent. Attendance from buyers—including retail buyers, distributors and importers—increased 6 percent over 2011 numbers.
Interbike returns to Las Vegas in 2013 at its new home, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The show begins with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada, Sept. 16-17, followed by the indoor Interbike Expo from Sept. 18-20.