Interbike Nixes Move to Anaheim, Returns to Las Vegas

DANICA TORMOHLEN, EDITOR-AT-LARGE
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San Juan Capistrano, CA – After announcing a move to August in Anaheim three weeks ago, Interbike has reversed its decision, based on industry and exhibitor feedback, and will return to Las Vegas in September for its 2011 and 2012 shows.

“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 2011 show will be held Sept. 14-16 at the Sands Convention Center, with the OutDoor Demo to be held Sept. 12-13 in Bootleg Canyon. In addition, the 2012 show will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Sands in Las Vegas, with the Demo to be held Sept. 17-18.

Interbike, produced by Nielsen Expositions, brings together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Interbike draws more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and about 23,000 total attendees annually.

Interbike has always been and will continue to be the industry’s show,” said Tompkins. “We believe the new direction will best serve the current needs of the marketplace.”

Reach Andy Tompkins at (949) 226-5712 or andy.tompkins@nielsen.com; Chip Smith at (801) 656-0472 x1 or csmith@soarcomm.com.