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Pat Hus out at Interbike, PR director Justin Gottlieb promoted to lead show

Published April 24, 2018

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike show director Pat Hus has left Emerald Expositions, the show's parent company; PR director Justin Gottlieb has been promoted to interim show director, the company announced Tuesday. Hus had been at the helm of Interbike since 2011.

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Hus is an industry veteran. Before joining Interbike as managing director in June 2011, he worked for Easton Bell Sports, Titus Cycles and Cannondale.

Gottlieb joined Emerald in 2012 and has been serving as communications and PR director for Interbike and corporate communications director for Emerald Expositions. In addition to his involvement in strategy development on Interbike, Gottlieb also managed Interbike features and activations, retail education development, and projects such as the Interbike Mechanics Challenge.

"Justin has an intimate knowledge of the cycling industry having worked in the space for over 20 years, and has been a senior part of the Interbike team for six years," said Darrell Denny, executive vice president at Emerald Expositions, Interbike's owner.

"He has a broad range of successful experience in bicycle retail, wholesale and at the brand level and has been an integral leader at Interbike. Justin is known, respected and excited to be leading our team going forward."

"I and my colleagues thank Pat for his great work on Interbike and wish him the best in his future endeavors," Denny said in a news release.

Gottlieb worked in cycling retail, wholesale and events before Interbike. He earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the cycling team. He later earned an MBA from Averett University.

Denny said Gottlieb will add several new staff to the Interbike team to increase marketing, communications and retail relations.

Interbike in 2018 has moved from its longtime home in Las Vegas to the Reno-Tahoe area and expanded its format to become Interbike Marketweek. The show will begin with a consumer festival with demos starting on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Northstar California Resort. The Northstar Free-Ride Festival will continue Sunday, Sept. 16, through midday, but will transition to Interbike Outdoor Demo that afternoon. Outdoor Demo will be open only to the trade Monday, Sept. 17.

The indoor show will take place Tuesday, Sept. 18, through Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

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