Tradeshows and conferences
LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — As Interbike closed on Friday, show organizers reported that the show's visitor count dropped by 10 to 12 percent over last year, while exhibition space was down by 8 percent, according to preliminary figures.
PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — The City of Philadelphia, celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Indego bike share program, this week is hosting the first national conference on bike sharing.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Bicycle Dealers Association will offer 16 new NBDA Super Seminars at this year’s Interbike expo, with sessions planned Sept. 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s South Pacific ballrooms A and B.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced Monday that it will offer a new Marketplace opportunity at this year’s OutDoor Demo (ODD) designed to encourage on-site sales of new products and closeouts to retailers and their staffs.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Eastern Outdoor Reps Association said it has added 53 new members so far this year, and space at the group's upcoming trade shows is filling fast.
SQUAMISH, British Columbia (BRAIN) — Experts from some major non-bike brands will speak about e-commerce, brand advocacy and other topics at the upcoming Whistler Bike 2016 conference, being held May 29-June 1.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has opened retailer registration for its Fall CycloFest, a trade and consumer festival to be held Oct. 20-23 near Charlotte, North Carolina. The first two days of the event are trade-only.
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — In expanding its consumer component from one day to two, Eurobike will offer cycling fans 10 different areas for test rides, repair tips, skills demonstrations, music and more during the inaugural Festival Days on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4.
SALT LAKE CITY (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market opens Thursday, only a few days into the New Year. With the show opening more than two weeks earlier than in years past, exhibitors have their fingers crossed.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers’ Association (CABDA) on Friday announced a wave of new companies that will exhibit at the association’s trade show in February.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike announced that SRAM, Cannondale, Santa Cruz, Fox Racing, Pivot and KHS are among the brands that have committed to exhibiting at its new event next fall called CycloFest.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BRAIN) — Triathlon Business International is taking submissions for the best published triathlon article and photo of the year. The organization will announce the winners of the award at the TBI Business Conference in Marina del Ray, California, next month.
HONG KONG (BRAIN) — From how to implement lean production to how to get product to market faster and increase the value of a product by reducing or repurposing manufacturing waste into new products or revenue streams, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry’s third annual Manufacturers Forum discussed several challenges manufacturers, brands and retailers face in today’s consumer-driven global marketplace.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Rather than one Global Fat Bike Summit as in the past, QBP will host four regional summits next year. The summits are meetings to discuss trail access and other issues affecting the growing activity of bike riding on snow. QBP has hosted four previous annual Global events.
SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) -- Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, told attendees at the National Bicycle Tourism conference Thursday morning that they play a major role in helping grow the pie in an otherwise stagnant bike market.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA will open attendee registration for its 2016 trade show on Monday, Nov. 2. The CABDA Expo will take place Feb. 3-4 at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center outside of Chicago.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Activity is brisk this week at Taichung Bike Week, where OE product managers pack in appointment after appointment, running between three hotels to finalize parts spec for 2017 model-year bikes and engaging in early talks about 2018.
ORANGE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The trade group Triathlon Business International has opened registration for its sixth annual TBI Conference, which will be held Jan. 24–26 at the Marina del Rey (California) Marriott. Active Network returns as the conference's presenting sponsor.
LANCASTER, Pa. (BRAIN) — QBP welcomed retailers and suppliers to its first-ever Biketoberfest event this week. Some 175 retailers and about 30 brands convened in Lancaster, located an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.
CHICAGO (BRAIN) — The Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers' Association is moving its 2016 trade show to the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, the site of several CABDA shows in the 1990s. The new space is twice the size of CABDA's 2015 venue, and is already 60 percent sold out, organizers said.