Sunday, September 5, 2010

Italian Bike Shows: ExpoBici and EICMA Bicycle Exhibition

With the mega-size EuroBike finished attention in Italy will now turn to preparing for the upcoming shows in Italy: ExpoBici and EICMA (International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition).

ExpoBici will be held at the at Padua Exhibition Centre in Padua from 18 to 20 September. The 2009, inaugural, ExpoBici had 250 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors. This is the up and coming bike expo in Italy, challenging the long held International Bicycle Exhibition in Milan. Website:
Inside the Padua Exhibition Center

EICMA will be holding its 68th International Bicycle Exhibition in Milan at the Milan Fair (Fiera Milano) from 2 to 7 November. EICMA had 45,000 visitors in 2009. EICMA is working towards a new vision for the show beginning in 2011; for this year it will once again be held at the same time and place as the motorcycle exhibition. Website:
Ernesto Colnago shows Minister Prestigiacomo and EICMA President Guidi his new models at the 2009 EICMA

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  1. I'm trying to go to Padova in a couple weeks. I was hoping my neighbor Silvano could go but he's visiting family in Rome.

  2. We feel sorry for the folks who must attend these shows as exhibitors. Besides the show in Germany, there's the two in Italy plus the long trek out to Las Vegas in the USA. Hundreds of hours standing on concrete floors in huge, drafty halls, eating bad food (except in Italy of course!) and getting a sore throat from talking up the product. Larry will soon be on his way to Lost Wages - a good chance to see his Italian bike industry amici since we're most often too busy during our summer tour season to visit them.