Interbike's Lounges to Support Attendee Networking Opportunities

The Women’s Product Showcase, Urban, Networking, and New Product Lounges bring relaxed vibe and comfort to the show floor
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – July 15, 2010 – Interbike is hosting four lounges on the show floor of its International Bicycle Expo 2010. The indoor portion of the bike industry's weeklong event will be held September 22-24, 2010 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, and preceded by the OutDoor Demo September 20-21, 2010.

To provide attendees comfortable, easily accessible networking areas where they can meet and relax, Interbike will host the Women's Product Showcase, Urban, Networking, and New Product Lounges.

“The new lounges are spacious rest areas in the midst of the Interbike action where attendees can sit down, eat lunch, meet people and soak in what's going on around them,” said Rich Kelly, Interbike marketing director. “Each lounge dotting the show floor has its own focus and feel, representing a variety of cycling communities and showcasing the industries newest and most innovative products.”

The new Interbike lounges include:

Women's Product Showcase Lounge
Presented by Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition (OIWC)
Women-specific designs make their mark on Interbike in OIWC's Women's Product Showcase. The lounge is a welcoming and informative area where attendees can view displays of product designed specifically for women, learn about the exhibitors that support them and meet peers vested in the women's market. Participating exhibitors include Terry, VeloPress and Hoo Hah Ride GlideR. Please contact Andria Klinger at andria.klinger@nielsen.com for information about contributing product to the Women's Product Showcase Lounge.

Urban Lounge
Presented by Globe Bicycles
Urban Lounge will feel like a hip, day-long happy hour with features like DJ-spun music and a bar where a wide selection of coffee is available for purchase early in the day and beer and cocktails in the afternoon. This lounge is positioned inside the circular bike runway for the fashion show. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

Interbike Networking Lounge
Presented by Raleigh
The Interbike Networking Lounge near the Raleigh booth (#1842 and #2036) offers a break from the action of the show, giving attendees a chance to sit, converse, compare notes with their peers and suppliers, or just relax. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

New Product Lounge
Presented by Interbike
See the show's new and most innovative bicycles and accessories in a comfortable place positioned right in the middle of the show floor. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available here, as is sitting space where attendees can eat their lunch from the adjacent concessions stand. Exhibitors interested in submitting their new product to the New Product Lounge should contact Andria Klinger at andria.klinger@nielsen.com or 949.226.5745.

For more information about the many events, seminars and activities surrounding the Interbike 2010 visit interbike.com.

About Interbike
Interbike (a business unit of Nielsen Expositions, the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR), Action Sports Retailer (ASR), and Health+Fitness Business trade shows) is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike International Bicycle Expo, Interbike is the leading bicycle industry business-to-business event management company, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close to 23,000 total attendees annually.

The Interbike 2010 trade-only events begin with OutDoor Demo (September 20-21, 2010 in Boulder City), followed by the Interbike Expo, September 22-24 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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