Tradeshows and conferences
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—If there’s one lesson Interbike show director Andy Tompkins will take away from the bedlam caused by an attempt to move the dates and venue of the 2011 show, it’s that any change to the annual trade show needs to be broadly embraced.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike show director Andy Tompkins said he is forming an advisory board to keep in touch with a broader base of the industry, a need exposed by the resistance to Interbike’s plan to move the tradeshow date and venue.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Two words sum up industry reaction to Interbike’s decision to return the annual tradeshow to Las Vegas next year: thank you.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike backed out of its decision to move the annual tradeshow to Anaheim late Tuesday, saying it would return to Las Vegas for at least two more years in the wake of weeks of industry requests to reconsider the new dates and venue.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Though ExpoCycle organizers were close to firming up 2011 show dates, now they will have to go back to the drawing board given Interbike’s recent move to mid-September.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA—Interbike flipflopped its decision late today to move the industry's tradeshow to Anahaim in early August, saying instead it would return to Las Vegas.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)⎯Trek will hold its private dealer product launch Aug. 7-10 next year, overlapping with Interbike, which takes place the same week.
Trek announced next year’s dates to dealers in a letter emailed today.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will release further details later this week on the 2011 show, according to show director Andy Tompkins.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike marketing staff will hit the road this fall to promote the show’s new venue and time to retailers.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Hosting Health+Fitness Business Expo (HFB) in conjunction with the Interbike International Bicycle Expo brought more retailers and enthusiasm to the show floor.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—Results from a Quality Bicycle Products poll showed dealers are split on Interbike’s decision to move the tradeshow to Anaheim in early August.
QBP polled dealers on its password-protected dealer Web site the week of Interbike and the week prior to the show.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—The Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo on Friday wrapped up a successful week of product demos, launches, business meetings and events as one of the industry's leading trade events.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Interbike International Bicycle Expo and Health+Fitness Business Expo was up 3 percent for 2010 with more than 24,000 attending the five-day demo and tradeshow event.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The international competitive cycling community gathered yesterday at Interbike to show their support for the 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—IMBA gathered a group of advocacy stalwarts to speak to the threats and opportunities for mountain biking during the organization’s fourth annual breakfast yesterday.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a near-death experience in Denver following years of decline, the trade show for specialty fitness retailers seems to be recovering now that it is coupled with Interbike. (Click on story title and then "Visit Link" to view the digital version of Show Daily #3).
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer cut the ribbon to let a flood of retailers into Interbike’s final indoor show at the Sands Convention Center yesterday morning moments after speaking at Interbike’s first-ever opening press conference.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association announced yesterday the formation of three new high school mountain biking leagues in Texas, Washington and Minnesota.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Hundreds of retailers and exhibitors paid a hot and sweaty goodbye to Bootleg Canyon, as Interbike hosted its last outdoor demo in the Nevada desert before it moves to southern California.