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Eurobike Portland cancelled...for now

Posted on November 27th, 2006 at 9:57 am.

In a statement released today by Messe Friedrichshafen, the company behind the Eurobike trade show has officially confirmed that they have cancelled plans for a September trade show in Portland.
Here is the full statement:

Eurobike announcement surprised POVA too

Posted on November 20th, 2006 at 4:22 pm.

Although they met at Interbike and were in the midst of ongoing discussions, the Portland Oregon Visitor's Association (POVA) did not expect Messe Friedrichshafen's big announcement to bring a major bicycle trade show to Portland in September of 2007.
In a conversation today with POVA's VP of Sales, Michael Smith, I learned that the two groups [...]

Update: Serious doubts about Eurobike Portland

Posted on November 17th, 2006 at 3:50 pm.

[Doubtful]

With each passing day, the likelihood of Messe Friedrichshafen (the company behind Eurobike) following through with their announcement to bring a major bicycle trade show to Portland grows slimmer.
With only ten months left until their alleged show, they still have not confirmed dates, approached exhibitors, or even given it a name. Even as skepticism [...]

POVA acted alone in Eurobike courtship

Posted on November 10th, 2006 at 1:44 pm.

The recent announcement that Eurobike is planning a Portland trade show caught many people off guard. Everyone that is, except staff of the Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA).

Questions surround Portland bike show announcement

Posted on November 3rd, 2006 at 10:19 am.

Yesterday Lance Camisasca of Interbike responded to the announcement by Messe Friedrichshafen (organizers of the Eurobike trade show) to hold a new, rival trade show in Portland. In an official statement, Camisasca questioned the capacity of the Oregon Convention Center to hold a show that would be large enough to be successful:
""The OCC's main [...]

Reactions and thoughts on Eurobike Portland

Posted on October 31st, 2006 at 1:26 pm.

"I know that the point may be to shut down Interbike, but let's be realistic, it isn't going to happen in a year or two or even five. What happens in the mean time?"--Donna TocciKryptonite

Reactions to yesterday's big news that Eurobike boss (and Hood River resident) Erich Reiss plans to launch a major US bike [...]

Eurobike Portland means no NAHBS

Posted on October 31st, 2006 at 11:04 am.

[Don Walker, theman behind NAHBS]

The recent announcement that a major bike industry trade show will come to Portland next year has put a wrench in ongoing efforts by the PDC and Commissioner Sam Adams' office to woo the popular North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) to Stumptown.
Don Walker, the man behind the NAHBS, told me [...]

Portland to host major bike industry trade show

Posted on October 30th, 2006 at 1:57 pm.

Wow. Check this out...
From Bicycle Retailer & Industry News:
"The organizers of Eurobike, Germany’s premier trade show, will launch a competing event in Portland, Oregon, next September challenging Interbike’s long dominance as the only show in the U.S. market. Messe Friedrichshafen, Eurobike’s owners, have met with Portland officials who will support efforts to bring retailers [...]

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