Did you hear?... InterBike show to shorten its duration

Finally, a trade show that's choosing to shorten its duration in an effort to increase efficiency, trim expenses, and maximize time spent doing business.

Finally, a trade show that's choosing to shorten its duration in an effort to increase efficiency, trim expenses, and maximize time spent doing business. Interbike, produced by VNU Expositions, made the unusual, though welcome announcement that this year's trade show will be a three-day event, instead of the traditional four. Interbike will be in Las Vegas from Oct. 5-8, with doors open between 9 a.m. and 6 a.m. Show management has also shown remarkable wisdom by adding special "invite only" Exhibitor/VIP hours from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to "accommodate those with heavy appointment schedules," says Lance Camisasca, Interbike show director.


Did you hear?... Nielsen management changes to affect HFB, Interbike shows

Realizing his desire, as he put it, "to step outside the bubble," Lance Camisasca, show director since 2001 for the Health & Fitness Business and Interbike shows, will leave show owner Nielsen Business Media as of Dec. 31, 2007, marking the end of a decade with the company. He ...read more

Did you hear?... OutDoor show moves its dates for 2003

The OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen has moved its dates for 2003 to late July, the week before the summer ispo show in Munich. Next summer, OutDoor will be Thursday-Sunday, July 24-27, dates that were decided by a trade show panel of international retailers. The show's management ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> The Body Bar is sweet 16. It's somehow amazing that the simplest of exercise products hasn't had to add bells and whistles since it was also just right. It just keeps selling and selling. To celebrate Body Bar Systems is offering its customers a complimentary "Master Your ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> In another way to personalize its staff members to customers, salespeople at The Fitness Experience stores will stop using business cards. Nope, no more of those boring little cards. Instead, a la popular police cards, the staffers will handout mini-baseball-cards -- complete ...read more

Did you hear?... It's time again for the Wasatch Wobble

It's time again to do the Wasatch Wobble. That of course is the approximately 5K run/walk/hike organized by Montrail in the Red Butte Gardens during the summer Outdoor Retailer show. Montrail, KAVU, Layers, Trail Runner Magazine, Ultimate Directions, Clif Bar and DeFeet are ...read more

Did you hear?... Hind elects not to show its wares at Winter Market

Hind told SNEWS® today that it has elected not to show its wares at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, but it will return for Summer Market and make its annual showing at Interbike. ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Women aren't retiring wall flowers who "just glisten" anymore, but have learned how to sweat and are sticking with it, according to recent data from the SGMA's Superstudy of Sports Participation. And their emphasis is on fitness activities, with two of three of their top 15 ...read more

Fitness: Did You Hear?...

>> When you run a retail store with a website, the last thing you want to see on your site -- instead of, say, treadmills and ellipticals -- is something like, well, a picture of a large MantaRay fish. That's exactly what happened to regional retail chain Advanced Exercise ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Katina Geralis, owner and founder of specialty retail group Leisure Fitness based in Delaware, is featured in the February 2004 issue of Delaware Today magazine (www.delawaretoday.com). The story, called "A Perfect Fit," details how the University of Delaware PE major was ...read more