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No FietsRAI but FietsVAK in Holland

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (October 6) – The FietsRAI, Holland’s’ bicycle show will not be held in 2004. It will be replaced by FietsVAK; a trade show on a much smaller scale. The FietsRAI has been struggling for a number of years to remain autonomous. Combinations with camping/hiking, homemaking and yachting fairs have already been tried. Since […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (October 6) – The FietsRAI, Holland’s’ bicycle show will not be held in 2004. It will be replaced by FietsVAK; a trade show on a much smaller scale. The FietsRAI has been struggling for a number of years to remain autonomous. Combinations with camping/hiking, homemaking and yachting fairs have already been tried. Since the camping/hiking show will not take place in Amsterdam this year and a combination with the homemaking fair leaves too little space for the FietsRAI it was decided not to organize the show at all. The industry members of the RAI were divided: the majority wanted a show where they could meet the trade – others, more geared towards a consumer-first approach wanted a full-fledged FietsRAI. New plans for a 2005 version of the event are being made. (MH)

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