The Interbike International Bicycle Exposition Welcomes the Independent Retailer Conference

Parker, CO (March 25, 2015) – The largest annual gathering of bicycle industry professionals in North America, the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition, will welcome the Independent Retailer Conference at their upcoming September 2015 expo.

Joining Interbike on September 16 & 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, the Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated to delivering education-rich, action-packed events uniquely for independent retailers. The addition of the Independent Retailer Conference at Interbike will mark the first time Interbike and the Independent Retailer Conference have worked together in an effort to expand educational opportunities for Interbike attendees.

The Interbike International Bicycle Expo has always been committed to supporting our attendees with quality education, and the Independent Retailer Conference helps us in supporting this goal. We look forward to welcoming them for the first time this September, and are excited about the experts and retail supporters they will introduce to our attendees,” shares Justin Gottlieb, Director of Communications & PR for the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition

The annual Interbike International Bicycle Exposition is where the bicycle industry gathers to to celebrate and conduct the business of cycling – as well as educate their attendees on all things necessary to operate their businesses. Approximately 92% of their 25K plus attendees are independent retailers, with these same stores having five stores or less. All of their attendees, however, are passionate about learning, engaging and being the best at their game… both on and off their bike seats.

We’re thrilled to work with the Interbike team to help deliver an engaging, educational experience for their show attendees. We have some exciting speakers lined up and look forward to creating a dynamic experience unique to this crowd,” shares Kerry Bannigan, Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference. 

The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of retail small business owners. Their education-rich, action-packed events have previously taken place at ASD Market Week, the Sports, Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Craft & Hobby Association’s MEGA SHOW, as well as at their own at freestanding, flagship Independent Retailer Conference experiences. Their new partnership with the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition introduces the Independent Retailer Conference to a niche market of independent retailers they look forward to supporting.

About the Independent Retailer Conference

The Independent Retailer Conference is the nation’s leading retail conference dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of independent store owners. Founded by industry veterans Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded & Kerry Bannigan of Nolcha Fashion Week, the Independent Retailer Conference offers independent retailers the chance to engage, learn, and connect with industry leaders while also getting inspired from retail experts, service providers and like-minded retailers from across the nation.

About the Interbike International Bicycle Exposition

The Interbike International Bicycle Exposition, a subsidiary of Emerald Expositions, is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands, over 25,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry. Interbike is one of 90 premier trade events owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading producer of large business-to-business tradeshows. Emerald Expositions, based in San Juan Capistrano, CA produces shows and conference events globally that connect more than 525,000 buyers and sellers across nine diversified end-markets. Markets covered include general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military. To learn more, please click here. 


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