Tradeshows and conferences
LONDON (BRAIN)—The London Bike Show opens Thursday and runs through Sunday. The four-day consumer show is held at ExCel London in the city’s Royal Docks area.
BROOMFIELD, CO (BRAIN) — Producers of a new trade magazine and show are aiming at retailers who sell action sports, bikes and outdoor merchandise.
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Collins Cycle Shop is seeking industry participants for the inaugural Eugene Bike Fair, aimed at connecting job seekers in the Pacific Northwest with human resources representatives from cycling companies.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference, which will be held April 17-19 in Monterey, is looking for presenters who can participate in a session titled "Reaching Hidden Markets: Some Great Ideas...Fast!"
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Interbike will launch a dealer conference in downtown Monterey, California, piggybacking on the Bicycle Leadership Conference dates of April 17-19, just before the Sea Otter Classic.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)--Interbike announced Wednesday that show director Andy Tompkins will leave the company at the end of December.
MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference will tackle bike advocacy, digital marketing strategies and raising capital in a restrictive lending climate at next year’s event, April 17-19.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taichung Bike Week gets underway this week in the heart of Taiwan’s manufacturing region as product managers gather to hash out final decisions about spec on 2013 bike lines.
ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Velo Magazine’s tech editor Nick Legan will be a guest speaker at the Park Tool Tech Summit events this year.
COVINGTON, KY (BRAIN)—Specialty Bike Expo, a new trade show set to take place Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, has been tabled. Organizer Jim Keefe said that while a good number of retailers and suppliers signed up to exhibit or attend, it wasn’t enough to make it a worthwhile event.
NEW YORK CITY, NY (BRAIN)—Bike New York has announced plans to launch a new bike expo in New York City next May 3-5, just prior to the 2012 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour.
POMONA, CA (BRAIN)—Year after year at Interbike, show attendees from the recumbent industry would get together for a dinner to discuss the state of the market in their corner of the cycling world.
MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—Chilly temperatures and some rain didn't dampen the spirits of the record crowd that turned out for Outerbike.
The three-day consumer demo event saw 800 people in attendance—doubling that of last year—and they just had one thing on their minds.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Manhattan Media's bike-tastic event, The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives, is returning for 2012.
It will be held at the famous Tent at Lincoln Center in Damrosch Park in Manhattan, April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
MOAB, UT (BRAIN)—Outerbike’s promoter Ashley Korenblat is fired up—and with good reason.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—DealerCamp has introduced new and enhanced activities as well as revised hours for 2012.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Preliminary attendance numbers for Interbike 2011 showed nearly 4,000 unique stores represented at the show and the total number of buyers at more than 11,000.
International buyer attendance from outside the United States was more than 1,300.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Light Electric Vehicle Association (LEVA) saw a much bigger crowd this year. This was largely due to the test track being almost four times larger, which accommodated more than 600 riders—a 50 percent increase over last year.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—After a brief Southern California scare, it seems the overwhelming majority of attendees were happy that Interbike stayed in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)--Try smiling, wearing a skimpy outfit and standing on your feet all day while you attempt to charm strangers and lure them into trade show booths by talking about products you know little about.