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Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

Published April 17, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter. 

Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, "We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees. Our investment in education has grown substantially, and we encourage the IBD community to review the sessions and attend."

Risha Grant, the founder & CEO of Risha Grant LLC, an award-winning diversity consulting and communications firm, will speak with retailers about marketing to a diverse and inclusive audience.

Melanie DePaoli, an author and national speaker on topics about brand building, customer experience, and social media, will present her "Mastering the Social Media Experience" program for independent bicycle retailers.

Richard Hadden, a leadership and management consultant who focuses on creating great places to work, will present a session titled, "How to Attract, Hire and Retain the Best Employees."

David Mead is part of global, best-selling author Simon Sinek's Start With Why organization, specializing in organizational culture and leadership. He will present two sessions at Interbike 2018: Start With Why, followed by Leaders Eat Last – both of which will inspire the audience to take action and build a strong culture within their organization.

"These five sessions alone are so relevant to my business and to many IBD's across the country," said Brandee Lepak, co-owner of Global Bikes and the NBDA's Board Chair. "It's great to see Interbike integrating The IBD Summit into the expo in Reno, as it gives more retailers a chance to learn from some incredibly impactful experts – but this time at no charge and part of the general curriculum."

More information on these sessions including the education schedule to-date can be found on the Interbike website.

Interbike Marketweek will take place in the Reno Tahoe region beginning with the Northstar Free-Ride Festival in North Lake Tahoe, CA, September 14-16, 2018 (with bike demos taking place on September 15-16). OutDoor Demo will run from September 16-17, 2018 for members of the trade, followed by the Interbike Expo in Reno, NV on September 18-20, 2018.


Topics associated with this article: IBD Summit, Interbike

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