Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Bike Buffs, Pedal Pushers Unite - 10/8/2007 - Tradeshow Week: "Las Vegas—Heading into this year's Interbike Intl. Bike Expo, anybody following the news might have had questions about the tradeshow's future. Heading out, attendees were likely to have few, if any, doubts about its success. Under attack from would-be competitors and cycling enthusiasts for most of the past year, and tethered to an industry rocked by scandals, Nielsen Business Media, owner of the show, managed to mollify critics and grow Interbike to record size. The show, held Sept. 26–28 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center/Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, filled 313,000 net square feet of exhibit space, according to Nielsen. The company reported preliminary total attendance of 22,000, including 11,000 buyers."