Interbike Buyer Attendee Pre-Registration is
45 Percent Ahead Compared to Last Year
Despite the nation’s current economic conditions, retailers appear to be
positive about the health of the bicycle industry
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – June 6, 2008 – Interbike, producer of the International Bicycle Expo and OutDoor Demo trade only events, today announced individual retail buyer registration is up by 45 percent compared to the same time period last year (as of May 28). The number of pre-registered businesses is showing an even larger percentage increase of 55 percent compared to last year.
The opening of retailer registration was formally announced on Interbike’s Blog, InterbikeTimes.com, and by email to retailers on May 8.
“Since announcing registration was open on InterbikeTimes, retailer registration has been very strong,” said Rich Kelly, Interbike’s marketing manager. “An online comment on the blog post wondered how the current economic conditions would affect registration. That’s a good question and there are many factors that affect people’s decision to attend the show, but so far it looks like a large number of retailers are feeling that it’s important to attend this year.”
Interbike registration is available online at its Web site (www.Interbike.com). Online registration saves attendees valuable time and money, and ensures access to the biggest and most important bicycle industry gathering of the year. Retailers who register before Friday, August 15 will receive free show credentials in the mail and expo information prior to the show. For attendees who register after August 15 or register on-site the fee will be $35.00.
Online registration for members is now available and online exhibitor registration will open Monday, June 16.
The trade-only gathering kicks off with two days of OutDoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon – a world-renowned outdoor cycling venue – and continues for three packed days of exhibits, product launches, meetings and celebrations at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas.
OutDoor Demo – Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV
Monday, Sept. 22 – Tuesday, Sept. 23
Interbike International Bicycle Expo – Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Sept. 26
To read the original post and comments about retailer registration and the economy, please visit www.InterbikeTimes.com.
For more information about the 2008 International Bicycle Expo, OutDoor Demo and/or OutDoor Demo East, please visit www.interbike.com.
Interbike (a business unit of Nielsen Business Media, the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR), Action Sports Retailer (ASR), Health+Fitness Business, and Fly Fishing Retailer trade shows) is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Interbike is the leading bicycle industry business-to-business event management company, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Now celebrating more than 25 years of successful events, Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,000 cycling-related brands and close to 23,000 total attendees annually.
The 2008 Interbike trade-only events begin with OutDoor Demo (September 22-23, 2008 in Boulder City), followed by the Interbike Expo, September 24-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, and OutDoor Demo East, October 21-22 at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.