International Bicycle Trade Show
14th year of Bike Brno trade show: a tradition confirmed
International Bicycle Exhibition Bike Brno and what it has to offer shall be
located in the V, F and G1 pavilions. From November 10 to 13, visitors may be
looking forward to thousands of bicycles, equipment for cycling and cycling
If we tried to search for a country that loves bicycles more than the Czech Republic, we would hardly succeed. Cycling is a very popular sport here, especially when it comes to sports and touring sections. But not only that, as recently we have been experiencing a renaissance of bicycle as a means of transport, something that used to be immensely popular in the past. Which country can boast with world champions and world cup winners in both junior and senior categories in sports such as bicycle-polo, artistic cycling, track and road cycling, BMX, biketrial, MTB cross country, 4 cross and downhill, flatland, MTBO and even in riding a historical bicycle? The cycling season is packed with road and MTB marathons and other contests. We can take advantage of one of the most sophisticated systems of cycling paths in the whole Europe. There are more than 50 producers of bicycles and bicycle parts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. And it is predominantly thanks to this popularity and power that cycling enjoys in the Czech Republic that Bike Brno trade fair, an annual culmination and highlight of the cycling season, has fared so well. Strength of more than 40.000 visitors, who regularly find their way to the trade fair, is immense, and thus taking part in the trade fair is one of the most important parts of presentation of many exhibitors.
This year again, Bike Brno is bound to be a successful show full of renowned domestic and foreign brands. It is mainly due to this reason that for experts in the cycling industry the Brno trade show has for many years been the most significant meeting point in Central Europe. Foreign specialists embrace the unique opportunity to see an almost complete offer of Czech and Slovakian producers of bicycles and bicycle accessories. Simultaneously, the high quality of Bike Brno trade show appeals to an increasing number of foreign exhibitors. The flood of innovations and novelties of both Czech and Slovakian brands will be seen in V and F pavilions. The best exhibits of the cycling trade show shall again compete for the prestigious Bike Brno Prestige awards. The winning exhibits will subsequently be displayed at a special exposition in the F pavilion, and visitors will have the opportunity to see them for the whole duration of the trade show.
This year too will present a great number of e-bikes as a new phenomenon of urban travelling. Their test track will be located in the G1 pavilion. E-bikes will be the topic of the 5th Bike Conference which shall be held in the E pavilion on the first day of the trade show. In addition to the aforementioned e-bikes, the conference will also focus on construction of safe infrastructure for travelling by bicycles in cities and countryside alike.
A quality trade show is hard to imagine without any accompanying programme. Ours will offer not only expert conferences and seminars but an attractive shows and spectacles, too. We have always offered something special, and this year is no exception to the rule: our attractions include Czech Championship in biketrial, organized in G1 pavilion at the weekend, or a freestyle show “MEATFLY BIGSHOCK! Freestyle Meeting – 10 years of agony”. The weekend will also please visitors with a very successful BIKE TRAVEL FESTIVAL which will host a star couple of the Hervés from France, who for long fourteen years in the 1980s and the 1990s travelled by bicycles around the world.
An agenda of exhibitions, chats and interviews on the stage in the F pavilion is a promise of nice and pleasant whiles spent with legends of cycling. Among those who agreed to come this year are world champions Jaroslav Kulhavý and Michal Prokop but some other important persons of cycling both in the Czech Republic and abroad. This year’s parade of stars shall even richer than before, and that is thanks to the announcement of the results of “Král cyklistiky” (The King of Cycling), an opinion poll in which the best Czech cyclist is selected. It will be the first time that the results will be announced as a part of Bike Brno trade show. The grand evening full of stars shall take place in Rotunda hall of the Brno Exhibition Grounds on Thursday, November 10.
However, the trade show is predominantly a place for meeting your business partners in person, which is also the main reason for exhibitors to take part and present here. Globally, organizers of trade shows specialized in cycling have been shifting the dates of their shows forward in the recent years. And the reason? The time demands made on development and subsequent production of bicycles. This is the motive for BVV Trade Fairs Brno Co. to intend to shift the date of Bike Brno trade show to a very strategic date of European calendar. From next year on, Bike Brno trade show shall take place always in the first week of October, or the last week of September.
It remains to add that the offer of this year is not exhausted at all. Simultaneously with Bike Brno, SPORT Life trade fair is held, which will present equipment for hiking, winter sports and fitness. And just like every year before, this year will again offer boat Brno and Caravaning Brno trade shows, too, where you will be able to find boats and equipment for water sports, and the newest models of caravans and campers, respectively. Equipment for sports and active leisure time spending shall thus fill the whole exhibition grounds for four days.
And finally, the practical info…
Date of the trade show:
November 10 – 13, 2011, Brno – Exhibition Grounds
Thursday - Saturday: 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM; Sunday: 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM.