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400 to 500 Product Managers Expected at Taichung Bike Week

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Expectations on the number of product managers that will visit this years Taichung Bike Week (Dec. 5-13) range between 400 to 500; last year more than 300 visited the gathering. Why the number of visiting product managers is growing and why Taichung Bike Week has grown in status and importance; is explained by Steve Fenton (photo) who

400 to 500 Product Managers Expected at Taichung Bike Week

TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Expectations on the number of product managers that will visit this year’s Taichung Bike Week (Dec. 5-13) range between 400 to 500; last year more than 300 visited the gathering.

Why the number of visiting product managers is growing and why Taichung Bike Week has grown in status and importance; is explained by Steve Fenton (photo) who in daily life is CEO of carbon parts specialist Pro-Lite. He is one of the two non-paid (“We pay the same rates for our meeting rooms as everybody else.”) volunteers that got Taichung Bike Week rolling. The other is Katerina Rejchrtova, CEO of WTB Europe.

Fenton says: “First of all, Taichung Bike Week is not about competing with the Taipei Cycle Show. Taichung Bike Week’s strength is that you can not compare it to a trade fair like Taipei Cycle, Eurobike or Interbike.

“Taichung Bike Week has grown in status and importance to become an internationally recognized industry meeting place, scheduled at a critical time for OEM product managers to review and finalize specification decisions. Within 7 to 10 days they will come back with a pretty good idea of how their 2011 specs will be, as they can see the developments in bicycle component supplier’s lines.”

Most of the visiting Product Managers come from the US and Europe, but last year long time exhibitors at Taichung Bike Week noted a growing number from Asian countries.

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