You are here

CABDA opens exhibitor registration

Published June 17, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — CABDA Expo organizers have opened exhibitor registration for all three of their 2020 regional trade shows: CABDA West in metro San Diego, CABDA Midwest held outside Chicago, and CABDA East in metro New York City.  Registration for its fall 2019 Denver event, which is an outdoor demo rather than an indoor trade show, will be announced later.

2020 marks the second iteration of CABDA's West Coast event held at the Del Mar Racetrack, 20 miles north of San Diego. The 2020 show is Jan. 15-16.

"Last time around, we completely underestimated the demand we'd see in California," CABDA's show director, Jim Kersten, said. "But for 2020, we've more than doubled our capacity for exhibits and attendees. We'll have both indoor and outdoor demo capability should the weather choose not to cooperate. And we've moved all our after-hours programming onsite, which eliminates the need to shuttle folks back and forth."

The 2019 CABDA Midwest was CADBA's largest event to date. It will continue to be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center roughly 10 miles west of Chicago, Feb. 12-13, 2020.

The inaugural CABDA East will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, just across the Hudson from Manhattan, March 11-12, 2020.

"There are a tremendous amount of shops in New England and the Mid Atlantic region that I think are under served." Kersten said "It is time we did something about it."

Kersten said the CABDA crew has continued to learn from its growing shows, and is making changes to respond.

"We're making significant changes to all of our floorplans to improve attendee traffic flow. We're adding more food options at all of our events so folks won't have to exit our venues to grab a bite. We've also moving all of our seminars and clinics directly onto the show floor, negating the need to leave the show to attend break-out sessions."

All CABDA shows will continue to feature clinics and seminars organized by the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. "We want to make it easy to bring staff to learn about new products and receive technical/sales training at all of our shows." Kersten said "PBMA has been without peer in their pursuit of better training and better standards for our industry."

Exhibitor information and registration can be found at

Topics associated with this article: CABDA

Join the Conversation