Not since Bike2000 in the UK have I attended such a stimulating and rewarding series of seminars," said ETRA president Nigel Hill, owner of Sidcup Cycles in Kent, pictured above.
ETRA is the European two-wheel retailers' association, representing 6000+ moped and bicycle retailers in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the UK.
Show co-organiser Velo:Konzept is a German IBD-and-supplier training organisation.
The bike.market.future congress was attached to a trade and public cycle show in Bremen, and is a seven year old congress that was previously Germany-specific. The congress was formerly known as fahrrad.markt.zukunft and ETRA believes it can be turned into a pan-European event.
BikeEurope was "international media partner" for the congress.
bike.market.future 2005 will be held 12-13th February.
This date has been added to the constantly-updated online calendar here on BikeBiz.com, and is also on the iCal calendar which can be subscribed to at the link below (your PDAs and PC/Mac year planners can be synced to this calendar).