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Eurobike changes plan again, shifts 2019 show back to September

Published July 17, 2018

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Eurobike's organizers have made a quick switch to the show's 2019 dates, moving it back to its originally scheduled timeframe of Sept. 4-7. The show will include a one-day consumer festival.

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Eurobike had announced on July 3 that the show would be held in early August. This year's show closed last Tuesday, July 10.

"The wish expressed by numerous market players to move Eurobike to a later date in future has received tremendous support both during and after the past trade exhibition. We are now pleased to be responding to this wish and are moving Eurobike back to its traditional date at the beginning of September," said Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen.

Head of Eurobike Stefan Reisinger said, "Compromises are not always the best solution. Although it is something that all players within the industry would like to see, we simply have to accept that there is no ideal date for a leading trade exhibition that suits everyone. Some emphatically demand the early date while others support the later timing. The convictions of the different trends are firmly rooted and even if we are in a position to offer every exhibition format, there is no blanket solution. It is now certain that a date at the beginning of September is the best possible period to organize Eurobike 2019."

The German Cycle Industry Association said it supported the move. "The new Eurobike date is fully in keeping with the wishes of our association's members. Furthermore, we are also picking up this opinion from other players in the industry," said Siegfried Neuberger, the general manager of the ZIV. 

Topics associated with this article: Eurobike

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