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Interbike to announce 2018 location on Thursday

Published August 2, 2017

Editor's note: Interbike announced Thursday that the 2018 show will be held in Reno.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike officials are planning a conference call with the media on Thursday morning to announce the show’s location for 2018.

Show organizers have been entertaining bids from several cities after surveying the industry regarding show location and date preferences late last year.

The survey last December queried the industry about Las Vegas, Anaheim, Denver and Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake was removed from consideration after the public lands debate surfaced in Utah and Interbike’s sister show Outdoor Retailer, also owned by Emerald Expositions, pulled out of Utah.

Interbike was then bundled with OR in an RFP that went out to 15 cities.

From there, venue selection was narrowed down to five cities that were viable, and each of them pitched Interbike on why they would be ideal for the show.

“It’s a complex algorithm picking a trade show city,” Interbike vice president Pat Hus told BRAIN recently. “We look at things like the airport, the hotels, the restaurants — so many things go into the equation. It’s not a simple thing.”

The conference call is at 8 am PT Thursday.

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