Session & Speaker Details

The IBD Summit was created out of a need to help independent bicycle retailers fine tune their business acumen, identify new marketing trends and patterns, capitalize on new platforms, and plan how to maximize their overall profitability. We spend months orchestrating a lineup of expert speakers and panelists that have the knowledge you need to grow your business and the tools you can use to maximize growth and profitability.
2015 Speakers & Sessions
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David Mead
Expert "Start With Why" Facilitator

In 2009, David seized the opportunity to partner with Simon Sinek’s team. Simon is a world-renowned thought leader and author of Start With Why and New York Times bestseller Leaders Eat Last.

David was drawn to the Start With Why team’s desire to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. He began developing communication and content, which evolved into speaking and facilitating workshops inspired by Simon’s simple, yet powerful message.

Now, as an international speaker and consultant, David helps people look at their careers and organizations from an alternative perspective; to consider their “Why”(their higher cause or purpose), then to think, act and communicate in a way that brings that Why to life.

David also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, which is downloaded in 129 countries and counting. He is based in Salt Lake City. He earned a BA in Communication and an MBA, with a focus on Organizational Development.

David Shing
"Digital Prophet" for AOL

David Shing is the "Digital Prophet" for AOL and was the head of Media and Marketing for AOL Europe before relocating to New York. He regularly speaks at conferences across the globe, discussing the latest trends and future of the web, providing his insight on the evolving digital landscape and where he believes it's headed in the future. Prior to joining AOL Europe, David spent more than 12 years helping to build successful web technology start-ups and multimedia businesses. He's passionate about online innovation, smart design and holds multiple internet related patents. When he's not online David can be found performing as a singer songwriter around New York.

The Mann Group

The Mann Group specializes in retail growth strategies for specialty retailers and manufacturers (specifically in the outdoor, cycling, running, and snow industries). Since 2002, The Mann Group has shown retailers and manufacturers how to apply simple, easy-to-learn principles to yield massive, double-digit sales increases. Immediately. Consistently. Painlessly.

Their mission is to increase Customer Value. Teach Leaders how to lead. Change how people connect with each other. Grow the Customer Experience by Growing the people who serve Customers.