New company plans cycling media event in Italy in February

By Stephen Frothingham

MASSA MARITTIMA, Italy (BRAIN) — A new company, Bike Connection Agency, will hold a cycling media event next month in Italy.

The Bike Connection Winter event will be held Feb. 5-8 in Massa Marittima. It will focus on mountain bikes and e-MTBs, and organizers said more than 15 media titles will be represented.

With a format similar to PressCamp, the event will bring editors through a schedule of prearranged meetings with brands, along with riding opportunities.

“We’re very proud to launch our platform with such a strong attendance,” co-founders Giulio Neri and Simon Cittati said in a news release. “We are happy of the enthusiastic response and appreciation we’ve received. From the media side editors are glad to be able to see lots of new products and produce several stories in a single trip, while the attending brands are capitalizing on the opportunity to engage journalists in a quality and focused environment but without the huge burden and commitment of a dedicated product launch.”

Neri is the former promotions manager of the cycling division of Alpinestars, while Cittati, a former journalist, was most recently brand communications manager for RockShox at the brand’s Colorado Springs office.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News