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News: Interbike Returns to September in Las Vegas in 2011

Here’s the press release we sent out last night announcing a change of dates for 2011 that supersedes our initial plan to move the show to August in Anaheim that we announced just prior to this year’s show.

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Interbike Returns to Las Vegas in September for 2011 Show

Show organizers respond to support for September dates and Las Vegas

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2010 – In response to feedback to its announcement three weeks ago that it was moving the show to August in Anaheim for 2011, Interbike today announced the 2011 edition of the show will stay in Las Vegas and will be held September 12-16.

“The announcement that we were moving the show dates and location elicited a very real response that surveys and discussions alone couldn’t accomplish,” said Andy Tompkins, Interbike show director. “Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this year’s show and the countless conversations we’ve personally had with exhibitors and retailers regarding the future dates and location of Interbike, we are reversing our earlier decision to move the 2011 show to Anaheim in August. We are hearing loud and clear that, at this time, the industry prefers September dates and the convenience of Las Vegas.”

The indoor portion of the show will be held September 14-16 at the Sands Convention Center, with the OutDoor Demo being held in Bootleg Canyon September 12-13. The 2012 show also will be held at the Sands in Las Vegas September 19-21 with the Demo September 17-18.

The attention brought by news of moving the show to August allowed the entire industry to examine how it utilizes Interbike, what the show means to the marketplace, and helped solicit real and frank opinions from every sector of the industry. Based on this feedback and the success of Interbike 2010 (see press release), the show will move back to September in Las Vegas.

“Interbike has always been and will continue to be the industry’s show,” continued Tompkins. “We have heard the market’s passion and commitment to this event and we want you to know that we are listening. We believe the new direction will best serve the current needs of the marketplace.”

About Interbike
Interbike (a business unit of Nielsen Expositions, 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. Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close to 23,000 total attendees annually.

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5 Comments

  1. This release was a good thing to see. We were not planning to go in 2011 regardless of the dates. Anaheim would have created new expenses that our team were not willing to incur. Thanks for listening

  2. So will you address the fact that clearly people that work at the Sand expo are stealing bikes? More and more bikes are taken every year. It is always at night, so it is clearly a inside job.

  3. While we take security at the show very seriously and police reports have been filed for the 3 bikes that were reported stolen this year, we strongly encourage exhibitors to lock all bikes that will be left on the show floor overnight. As far as I can remember, no locked bikes have ever been stolen from the show floor. If an exhibitor desires more security, we offer a secure lock room manned by security overnight where exhibitors can check in bikes and other valuable gear at the end of each day.

  4. Glad to see interbike will stay at vegas. I’m not sure why someone thought it would be a good idea have the show in August. August is a busy time in most bike shops so running off to the bike show is not a good idea.