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Eurobike trade attendance down from pre-pandemic level

Published July 18, 2022
2023 show will be mid-June in Frankfurt.

FRANKFURT (BRAIN) — Organizers claimed success for the first Eurobike to be held in Frankfurt, which wrapped up Sunday. Besides the venue shift from bucolic Friedrichshafen to urban Frankfurt, the event refocused on the e-mobility industry, with a wide variety of exhibiting suppliers and a packed schedule of related panel discussions, seminars and presentations from policymakers and other experts in mobility policy.

"Despite travel restrictions, flight cancellations and coronavirus-related difficulties, the event reached a level that we last saw before the pandemic," said its managing director, Stefan Reisinger. "Industry, trade, policymakers and all fans of the bicycle are sending out a clear signal from Frankfurt: cycling must be further bolstered and encouraged."

Compared to the last pre-pandemic edition, the September 2019 show in Friedrichshafen, this year's show attracted fewer trade visitors but more consumers for the weekend Festival days. The exhibitor count also was up.

Organizers counted 33,780 trade visitors this year, up from 18,770 in 2021, but down from the 39,834 trade visitors in 2019.

On the consumer side, the 2019 show drew 21,240 festival visitors for a single consumer day. This year's show had 27,370 consumers on its two weekend Festival days.

As for the exhibitor count, this year's show had about 1,500 exhibiting companies, up from 1,400 in 2019.

Next year's 31st edition of Eurobike will move almost a month earlier. It will take place at the Messe Frankfurt from Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday June 25. The National Cycling Congress will be held at the same location on June 20-21.

We're not in Friedrichshafen anymore.
Topics associated with this article: Eurobike

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