Show director Justin Gottlieb among those leaving the company

Interbike owner Emerald Expositions has announced that the Interbike tradeshow will not take place in September 2019 in Reno as previously scheduled. 

Show director Justin Gottlieb, sales director Andria Klinger, art director Andy Buckner and marketing manager Jack Morrissey will be leaving the company, effective 31st December.

Darrell Denny, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions’ Sports Group, said: “The past four years have been difficult for the U.S. bicycle market.

“The substantial increase in tariffs on bike related imports during 2018, and announced for 2019, is compounding these challenges.

“As a result, we are rethinking how to best serve the cycling industry and will conduct a review of the possible timing, locations and formats with dealers, brands, distributors, reps, designers and media over the coming months.

“Our goal is to develop and deliver thoughtful solutions which provide strong returns on investment for all industry participants.

“Justin, Andria, Andy and Jack have dedicated themselves to the cycling space and worked long and hard.

“We will miss them greatly and wish them the best on their future endeavours.”

Emerald will research alternative plans for 2020 and beyond, including the opportunity to launch events featuring bicycling and bike-related components within or alongside its various multi-sport trade show franchises.

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