CosmoBike Returns to Verona After Successful Premiere
VERONA, Italy – The first edition of the Italian trade and consumer event CosmoBike had a successful start in Verona last year. Therefore the international bicycle exhibition returns to Veronafiere from 16-19 September, 2016.
Last September the first CosmoBike attracted some 50,000 visitors, 500 companies and brands from 24 countries occupying four halls on a total of 43,000m² of exhibition space. More than 3,000 bike tests took place during the event. According to Veronafiere, “The first confirmations have already arrived from international companies and brands in the bike world choosing CosmoBike Bike Show as the showcase for their business in Italy.”
Promoting ‘Made in Italy’
“We continue forward with our ambitious project to give the Italian bicycle industry an event of international calibre that is also a landmark for foreign buyers and dealers,” says show manager Paulo Coin. “For Italian companies it is a major turnover generator and an important tool for promoting ‘Made in Italy’ around the world.” According to the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association taking part in exhibitions generates around 50% of global exports by Italian companies.
Visitors to CosmoBike 2016 will have the chance to see and feel products and try out new models and innovations for 2017. The outdoor testing routes will ensure various levels of difficulty for mountain bikes, a route for e-bikes and another for road bikes.
CosmoBike Tech Awards
Technology, innovation and lifestyle are the guidelines of the CosmoBike Tech Awards in the search for ideas, projects and products that truly stand out in the bicycle industry in terms of creativity and originality.
“One of the main objectives of CosmoBike Show is to make cycling the most popular means of transport for short-medium range urban mobility. The CosmoBike Mobility section will analyse topics such as urban mobility, environmental sustainability and civic education,” explain Paulo Coin. “Verona is to become a place for meetings and discussions between designers, technicians, policy makers, companies and associations focusing on every aspect of design and implementation of bicycle-friendly cities.”