The IBD Summit @ Interbike
High-performance sessions focused on improving your business and bottom line
Interbike is bringing IBD Summit-level sessions and speakers to the 2018 event, as part of a new focus on education. All seminars are available free of charge to Interbike attendees. Register today.
2018 IBD Summit @ Interbike Sessions
Additional speakers and topics to be announced soon!
President and CEO, Ace Hardware Corporation
Tuesday, September 18 @ 9:00am
How Brick & Mortar Businesses Can Win the Battle for Relevance and Consumer Preference
The world of retail as we know it, is under attack. We are at war, engaged in a battle for relevance and consumer preference. John Venhuizen shares what success looks like and the unique weapons necessary to not just fight – but win. He will share how his 5,000+ independent store owners compete and win against some of the biggest, best and well-funded companies on the planet.
Founder and CEO of Risha Grant LLC, Diversity Expert
Tuesday, September 18 @ 11:00am
Permission::Granted to Attract Diverse Markets – View Preview
Companies need to know what to say and how to get diverse customers to buy their products and services. Why? Because business sustainability, competitive advantage, a constantly changing economy and about $14 trillion in buying power. During this session, Risha will share with attendees the keys to effectively engaging various diverse groups and provide them with tips to create a diversity communications strategy for their company.
You will leave this seminar understanding how to:
- Create a successful diversity communications plan of action
- Communicate to diverse audiences
- Market to diverse groups vs. mainstream audiences
Founder and Brand Catalyst of Omicle LLC,
Marketer, Brand Evangelist, Speaker
Tuesday, September 18 @ 2:30pm
Mastering the Social Media Experience – View Preview
The enigma of social media—it’s a part of your marketing strategy, but how do you use it? This presentation focuses on the difference between marketing to your customers verses what the search engines need to get you on page one – ultimately bringing the two together to integrate social media into your existing marketing strategy and increasing your bottom-line.
You will learn:
- New ideas to implement immediately to produce powerful results
- Simplified best social media practices that are easy to implement
- How to integrate social media with ‘traditional’ marketing efforts
- The latest research about social media and what it means for you
Vice President and Senior Industry Advisor, Sports for The NPD Group
Wednesday, September 19 @ 8:00am
Shopping Trends of the Cycling Consumer
The “Cycling Trend” presentation is a must-attend event – this fast-paced and informative morning session is critical to keeping up-to-date on retail sales, who’s coming into stores and why. Understanding current market trends and dynamics, knowing who is coming into your stores and what is driving them there is critical in today’s fast-changing marketplace. This session is brought to you by NPD and gives attendees a birds-eye view of the latest shopping trends of the cycling consumer.
Founder and President of Retail Prophet
Wednesday, September 19 @ 9:00am
Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World
Join author and internationally renowned consumer futurist Doug Stephens for an amazing tour of the future, where every aspect of the retail experience as we know it, will be radically transformed. From online and virtual technology to 3D printing and the internet-of-things, shopping is being redefined. Far from spelling the end of retail however, these changes mark a profound new beginning. From online to bricks and mortar, the very concept of what stores are, how and why consumers shop them, and even the core economic model for revenue are being completely reinvented; changes affecting retailers large and small.
Drawing on research from his latest book, Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World, Doug will share what creative and courageous brands and retailers are doing today to completely reinvent their stores and their strategies to secure their place in the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s consumer.
Certified Speaking Professional and Author
Wednesday, September 19 @ 12:00pm
How To Attract, Hire and Retain the Best Employees – View Preview
Creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things you can do for your company’s bottom line. So it’s no coincidence that some of the best places to work – large and small – also happen to be among the most profitable. Richard Hadden, co-author of Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, helps business leaders make the connection between people practices and profit performance.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- All about Employee Engagement: What is it? Why do I want it? How do I get it?
- How to hire the best, and keep them.
- How to show you care, without coddling.
Expert Start With Why Facilitator
Wednesday, September 19 @ 3:30pm
How Great Teams & Organizations Pull Together – View Preview
Some organizations have cultures where their people are able to trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other cultures, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?
This keynote draws on Simon Sinek’s two books, Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last. Understand the reason simply knowing or believing the Why is not enough. Once people are united by a common cause, there must be a strong culture that keeps them together. The result is a positive impact for everyone involved. The result is deeply loyal colleagues who will stop at nothing to advance their vision and their organization’s interests.