Industry News 12/19/2014

EVENT: Leading Retailers and Key Brands Sign-On For 2015 IBD Summit

Interbike, organizers of The IBD Summit, today announced that with just over 30 days until The IBD Summit kicks-off, pre-registration for retail attendance has exceeded that of any previous edition, sponsorship opportunities are now close to being sold-out and supply-side attendance is the strongest it’s ever been. The 4th annual edition of the IBD Summit is presented by PeopleForBikes, the NBDA and Interbike, and will be held January 27th- 29th in Tempe, AZ at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes hotel.


Supply-side support has come in strong to-date, with sponsorship from 24 companies including QBP, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Pivot, Accell Group, BRG Sports (Bell, Giro, Blackburn), Garmin, Kryptonite and more. Senior level executives from the supply-side brands will come together with some of the industry’s leading retailers including BikeSource, Bike Line, Landry's Bicycles, Race Pace Bicycles, Rock n Road Cyclery, and Free-Flight Bicycles to name a few. More than 45 retail stores have registered to-date and Interbike is estimating that they will have between 70 to 75 retailers by the time of the event. For a complete list of sponsors and retailers attending, visit The IBD Summit website at www.theibdsummit.com

“I think that the importance of our agenda along with the new dates and location have made a significant impact on participation,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “It’s become very clear that leaders from both the supply side and retail side of our business are genuinely interested in the long term health of our industry, and are interested in change. This will be at the core of what we will be talking about at this year’s event.”

“Retailers, distributors and manufacturers who want to participate in this landmark event should sign up soon as we’re nearing capacity on our hotel block and flights are only getting more expensive,” he added.


A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the IBD Summit and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger, Sales Director at 949-226-5745 / andria.klinger@emeraldexpo.com. More information on The IBD Summit can be found at www.theibdsummit.com