Summit Overview

Every year, the cycling industry faces a unique set of challenges akin to what other industries go through. However, the cycling industry has its own remedy to help overcome these challenges. Now in its fourth year The IBD Summit is where leading retailers come to sharpen their skills, meet with event sponsors and engage with industry veterans on hot topics affecting our very existence – to ultimately have a voice when it comes to shaping our industry today, and in the future. Be a part of the IBD Summit on January 27-29, 2015 at the Marriott Phoenix Tempe at the Buttes.


The IBD Summit is to the retailer, like a derailleur is to a bike.
Our event arms shop owners, managers and other key staff with the information needed to help them shift to a gear that makes it easier to do business. Through a combination of panel discussions, break-out groups and top level presenters, The IBD Summit is the only event where the content is designed specifically for bicycle retailers. No other event in the country offers this kind of focus, and no other organizer can bring this event to life than Interbike.

We Learn, We Network, We Ride
Whether you are a retailer that is seeking to get their business to its first milestone, or a seasoned-veteran looking to better understand the latest trends – The IBD Summit is the only event that can help take your business to the next level. Our event kicks off with an evening reception/mixer where everyone gathers for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres before listening to our keynote speaker. On day 1 and day 2, we integrate speaker presentations with break-out groups, panel discussions, high-quality food and a little fresh air – as we enjoy a few road rides with bikes loaned courtesy of our sponsors.

We Make Change
New for 2015, retailers at the IBD Summit will participate in the creation of a manifesto of change. We will bring in industry veterans and experts to participate in panel discussions on topics that affect the very existence of the IBD. If you want to help create change and be part of a new revolution in the cycling industry, come to the IBD Summit and be heard.


 

IBD Summit FAQs
You probably have questions about the IBD Summit – and we have the answers. Following is a list of the most common questions regarding the IBD Summit. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please send us an email or call Sarah at 949-226-5799.
 
How much does the IBD Summit cost?
What does the $595 conference fee cover?
Is transportation to and from the airport provided?
If I arrive early or stay later at the IBD Summit host hotel can I take advantage of the $199/night rate?
Are there other hotel options that are less expensive?
When should I plan to arrive? Can I depart Thursday night?
I understand the NBDA Annual Board meeting is happening on Tuesday, January 27th – is this meeting open to NBDA members?
Are suppliers/distributors allowed to attend the IBD Summit?
Tell me about the rides and the loaner bicycles.
I noticed you have Mann University Curriculum Scheduled. How does this work?
 
How much does the IBD Summit cost?
There is a $595 conference fee to attend the IBD Summit. If you have attended the IBD Summit in the past please email Sarah as you are eligible for a further discount.

What does the $595 conference fee cover?
The $595 conference fee covers access to all seminars and speakers including the MANN U sessions, a high-end reception & dinner on Tuesday (1/27), breakfast, lunch and off-site dinner at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens Wednesday night (1/28), and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday (1/29) – that’s seven meals total. It also covers all transportation during the event (such as the shuttle to the Botanical Gardens), all conference materials, access to all seminar presentations post event, plus a loaner bicycle (Road or Mountain) to ride during the Summit. What the fee does not cover is your hotel costs, flight, and additional transportation costs such as airport parking or the taxi to and from the Phoenix airport.

Is transportation to and from the airport provided?
No - the host hotel, the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes, is just two exits from the Phoenix airport so you will just need to jump in a taxi for the short trip to the hotel once you land. The hotel address is: Marriott Phoenix Tempe at the Buttes, 200 Westcourt Way Tempe, AZ 85282. Click here for more hotel information.

If I arrive early or stay later at the IBD Summit host hotel can I take advantage of the $199/night rate?
Yes! The IBD Summit nightly rate of $199/night for the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
is available from 1/23/15 to 1/30/15

Are there other hotel options that are less expensive?
Yes. There are several hotels in the local area that at the time of publishing this page offered cheaper nightly rates. For more information, please contact Sarah.

When should I plan to arrive? Can I depart Thursday night?

The time you plan to arrive on Tuesday is contingent on what activities you wish to participate in.
  • If you wish to participate in the round of Golf you will want to arrive at the hotel no later than 10 am on Tuesday 1/27 as golf kicks off at 11:00 am at the Legacy Golf Course. If you wish to participate in the golf please email Sarah.
  • If you wish to participate in the group Mountain bike ride on Tuesday you will want to arrive at the hotel no later than 1:30 as the ride starts at 2:30 – we will provide shuttles to the Pivot location where you will pick up your bikes and depart for the ride.
  • If you wish to participate in the road bike ride plan on arriving at the hotel no later than 2:30 pm to give you plenty of time to get fitted for your bike – the road bike ride departs from the hotel at 3:30 pm.
  • Want to get in a full day of work? No problem. Our opening reception kicks off at 7:00 pm, so depending on where you are traveling from you could plan to arrive at the hotel around 5:30 pm, register and have plenty of time to get ready for our reception, dinner and keynote.
  • We strongly encourage you to stay over Thursday night and depart Friday (1/30). Thursday night will feature a very special closing dinner plus group presentations. The culmination of our week’s work, you won’t want to miss this.
Registration for the IBD Summit starts at 2:00 PM and is located within the hotel at The Buttes, just follow the signs.

I understand the NBDA Annual Board meeting is happening on Tuesday, January 27th – is this meeting open to NBDA members?
No, this meeting is only for NBDA board members. However, we have a ride scheduled for 3:30 pm on Tuesday 1/27 which some of the NBDA members will be participating in, so that’s a great opportunity to connect with the board.

Are suppliers/distributors allowed to attend the IBD Summit?
Yes, absolutely. The IBD Summit has several opportunities for involvement of distributors and suppliers; you can purchase a low cost but effective sponsorship such as a table top display, or you can simply purchase a non-retail buyer badge – either way, the IBD Summit wants participation from distributors and suppliers. For more information please click here.

Tell me about the rides and the loaner bicycles.
We have mountain and road bike rides scheduled each day of the conference and we will provide loaner bicycles (these rides are excellent networking opportunities and a great chance to clear your head and refocus after several hours of sessions). If you would like a loaner bicycle please email your preference (road or mountain bike) to Sarah (sarah.timleck@emeraldexpo.com) and indicate your bike size by January 16th. You will need to bring your own shoes, pedals, helmet, kits, etc. For more detailed questions on the rides please feel free to email Justin Gottlieb (justin.gottlieb@emeraldepo.com) or call him at 949-226-5754.

I noticed you have Mann University Curriculum Scheduled. How does this work?
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there are Mann U Leadership sessions scheduled. On Wednesday and Thursday there are Mann U sessions scheduled concurrently with IBD Summit tract sessions. Based on the 2 and 3 day Mann University curriculum, this abbreviated module is focused on what effective communication looks and feels like in the specialty retail industry and the direct correlation to profitability and staff member productivity. The Mann U curriculum is perfect for store managers or executive level staff. Owners may wish to attend IBD Summit tract sessions while managers attend Mann U. For more information please contact Sarah.

Sponsor the IBD Summit

To become a sponsor of the 2015 IBD Summit, contact your Sales Representative below or click here for more sponsorship information.


Andria Klinger, Sales Director
949-226-5745 | andria.klinger@emeraldexpo.com

Gina Rossalle, Account Executive
949-226-5758 | gina.rossalle@emeraldexpo.com

Rod Tomlinson, Account Executive
949-226-5639 | rod.tomlinson@emeraldexpo.com