Interbike draws on sister show experience for Technology for Retail seminar

Interbike has announced that it will draw on experience from elsewhere in the Emerald Expositions portfolio, for the first time linking RFID Journal Live to bring forward a tech for retail seminar.

RFID Journal Live is the world’s largest event focused on radio frequency identification and related technologies, something that the show believes has implications for business.

RFID Journal LIVE! Editor and Founder, Mark Roberti, will lead a presentation that will introduce retailers to the basics of the technology, and how it can be applied to their businesses. The session, “RFID Technology for Retail – Is it Right For You,” will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 8-9am, and is designed to give an overview of the technology benefits, how it’s being implemented in retail today, applications for IBD’s and how to determine ROI from investing in RFID technology.

“RFID has taken time to mature, but it’s now at the point where it can reduce the amount of time required to take inventory in a store by 96 percent,” said Mark Roberti, Editor and Founder of RFID Journal LIVE!. “I think the bicycle industry will see the importance and benefit from this technology in the near future, and I’m glad to be able to participate at Interbike and to set the stage for their audience.”

The full 2017 NBDA Super Seminar Series + content is also set, with sessions running from Tuesday, September 19th through Thursday, September 21 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The NBDA once again designed the series to address the specific needs of the independent bicycle retailer in today’s business climate, which are available at no charge to all levels of shop staff.

“Interbike 2017 is shaping up to have one of the broadest and most comprehensive curriculum schedules that we’ve ever had,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “From the RFID presentation, to technical seminars, niche content within triathlon, electric bike, bike fit and more, the value gained from shop staff will be tremendous.”

Among those on the seminar schedule, CyclingIndustry.News contributor Jay Townley is to present a piece on how data can help bike shops and suppliers enhance their businesses.