German bike trade and industry journalist Jo Beckendorff is retiring from KB Media, publisher of the Eurobike and Taipei show dailies, at the end of this year.
He said: “Ten years is enough for me, being part of the KB Media team was an honour.
“Nevertheless I feel that it is time for new blood and new ideas.”
The show daily team will continue to be led by co-founder Tom Kavanagh.
From the beginning of 2019 Beckendorff will be stepping back from the day-to-day business, but will be retained as a consultant to the business.
He will also continue to write for national and international trade and industry magazines including RadMarkt and Bike Europe.
Laurens van Rooijen will take over Beckendorff’s reporting duties in the German-speaking markets and elsewhere.