SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – December 7, 2011 – Interbike announced today that Show Director Andy Tompkins would be leaving the company at the end of the month to pursue other professional opportunities.
Tompkins is moving on following 15 years of service with Interbike’s parent company, Nielsen, including four years as the show director of the bicycle industry show and the fitness industry's Health+Fitness Business Expo. Moving forward, Interbike’s Managing Director, Pat Hus, will be assuming all leadership responsibilities for the shows. In addition, Interbike will be adding two supporting staff positions to its marketing and sales teams.
"We appreciate Andy's contributions in navigating Interbike and HFB over the last four years and helping to position the shows for success in the future," said Hus. "We all wish Andy the very best in his future endeavors."
“After a long and rewarding tenure with Nielsen, I’m excited to embark on my next challenge,” said Tompkins. “With a successful 2011 show behind us and now with Pat and the new team in place, I feel confident that I’m leaving Interbike and HFB in a great place and in very good hands.”
Tompkins will be assisting with the transition through December 30.
The Interbike International Bicycle Expo and OutDoor Demo are the bicycle industry's leading business-to-business events bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Interbike is a business unit of Nielsen Expositions, the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) and Health+Fitness Business expos.
Nielsen Expositions is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close to 24,000 total attendees annually.
The Health+Fitness Business Expo (www.healthandfitnessbiz.com) co-located with Interbike in 2010.
Interbike’s fourth decade of serving the industry will begin at the OutDoor Demo from September 17-18, 2012, in Boulder City, Nevada, followed by the Interbike Expo from September 19-21, 2012, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Health+Business Expo will be held simultaneously for the third year.