CABDA Expo organisers have opened exhibitor registration for all three of their 2020 regional trade shows, CABDA West in metro San Diego, CABDA Midwest held outside Chicago and CABDA East in metro New York City.
2020 marks the second iteration of CABDA’s West Coast event held at the Del Mar Racetrack, 20 miles north of San Diego.
“Last time around, we completely underestimated the demand we’d see in California,” said CABDA show director Jim Kersten. “But for 2020, we’ve more than doubled our capacity for exhibits and attendees. We’ll have both indoor and outdoor demo capability should the weather choose not to cooperate. And we’ve moved all our after-hours programming onsite, which eliminates the need to shuttle folks back and forth.”
The 2019 CABDA Midwest was CADBA’s largest event to date. It will continue to be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center roughly ten miles west of Chicago. The inaugural CABDA East will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, just across the Hudson from Manhattan.
“There are a tremendous amount of shops in New England and the Mid Atlantic region that I think are underserved,” Kersten added. “It is time we did something about it.”
“We’re making significant changes to all of our floorplans to improve attendee traffic flow,” Kersten said. “We’re adding more food options at all of our events so folks won’t have to exit our venues to grab a bite. We’ve also moved all of our seminars and clinics directly onto the show floor, negating the need to leave the show to attend break-out sessions.”
All CABDA shows will continue to feature clinics and seminars organised by the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association (PBMA).
“We want to make it easy to bring staff to learn about new products and receive technical/sales training at all of our shows,” Kersten said. “PBMA has been without peer in its pursuit of better training and better standards for our industry.”
CABDA West will take place from 15th-16th January at the Del Mar Racetrack near San Diego, CABDA Midwest will take place from 12th-13th February at the Schaumburg Convention Center near Chicago and CABDA East will take place from 11th-12th March at the Meadowlands Expo Center outside New York City in Suburban New Jersey.
Exhibitor information and registration can be found at www.cabda.com.