Interbike’s short-format retailer education series, The Forum, returns for second year

By Stephen Frothingham

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced plans for the second installment of its short-form retailer education series, The Forum, which will be held each day of the tradeshow in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

The Forum, presented by eBay and held on the show floor in Hall 2, features retailer-centered educational sessions that are 30 to 40 minutes in length. The Forum’s mission is to help specialty bike shop retailers grow their businesses by delivering timely and actionable information in an easy-to-access, drop-in format.

Its 2018 speakers include Holly Wiese of the retail design and visual merchandising company 3 Dots Design, retail sales trainer Sam Dantzler, Ryan Atkinson of SmartEtailing, and Paraic McGlynn, a bike fitting instructor and business development consultant.

“The Forum, which started last year, makes it possible to learn from the best in the business without even leaving the show floor. It’s incredibly convenient,” said Kent Cranford, owner of North Carolina’s Motion Makers Bicycle Shop and a board member of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

“As a retailer, I think the content is right on the mark, and I really appreciate the fact that the sessions are only 30-40 minutes long.”

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News