CHICAGO (BRAIN) — After reviving its long-dormant regional trade show in 2015, the Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association is looking to build on the show’s success, adding an event in San Diego in January 2019. The California show, set for Jan. 16-17, will be followed by CABDA’s Midwest show in Chicago, Feb. 14-15.
CABDA West will be held at the Del Mar Racetrack, about 20 minutes north of San Diego.
CABDA had announced in February that it was looking to expand to other regions.
Jim Kersten, CABDA’s president and show director, said, “We looked at more than 20 cities, more than 50 venues, and spoke to over 100 industry members from across the country.”
Kersten said he expects retailers from Southern California and neighboring areas to attend. The 2018 Expo in Chicago attracted almost 2,300 attendees from over 550 shops across 27 states. Like the Chicago show, the San Diego event will be exclusively for the trade.
Kersten said the West Coast show will emphasize affordability for exhibitors, who will be able to hand carry their booth supplies. Booth prices are set at $9.50 per square foot for 10×10 …read more