THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!
We are about seven months out from NAHBS 2016, the wheels are turning, and we’re getting excited. Read below for the latest and greatest news from NAHBS, including information on the Sacramento Convention Center, Early Bird Exhibitor specials, and host hotel.
BUT FIRST, LET’S TALK SMAK
This month, NAHBS re-hired SMAK Strategies, a PR & Marketing firm based in Boulder, CO, to spearhead show communications, press releases, eNewsletters, promotions, website content, and more. By starting the show marketing and public relations outreach early, NAHBS hopes to reach a goal of 10,000 attendees at the 2016 show… a very attainable number given the early start and excellent show venue.
SMAK has an awesome track record of managing successful communications plans for other events and industry partners, and they are thrilled to once again join the NAHBS family. SMAK will be working hard to generate greater exposure for the 2016 show and to promote all NAHBS exhibitors within the cycling community. To view the full press release, please click here.
NAHBS 2016 IS COMING TO SAC TOWN IN FEBRUARY
We are pleased to announce the 2016 NAHBS will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. The Sacramento Convention Center is located across the street from the State Capitol and just 15 minutes from the the Sacramento International Airport.
There is no shortage of things to do in Sacramento. With more than 230 days of sunshine annually, Sacramento is the perfect place to explore the outdoors, soak up the California sun, go wine tasting, or attend sporting events. But the things to do here aren’t limited to the outdoors. World-class museums, performing arts groups, and other family fun activities make every day unique in California’s capital.
EARLY BIRD EXHIBITOR SPECIAL FOR NAHBS 2016
Register as an exhibitor by July 15th and receive the following benefits:
- $100.00 discount off a booked booth space
- Two dedicated stand-alone features on the NAHBS blog, which will be shared socially & promoted via eNewsletter, prior to show
- One stand-alone exhibitor spotlight in a NAHBS eNewsletter, to be distributed to media & attendees, prior to show
- Inclusion in the “Who’s Who at NAHBS” guide – an online preview guide which will be emailed to all attendees & media one week prior to show
- Social Media spotlight stand-alone posts: 3 Instagram posts, 3 Facebook posts, 5 Tweets featuring and tagging exhibitor, prior to show
- If a NAHBS 2016 Show Guide is printed, all early bird exhibitors will receive discounted rates for advertising
For questions or more information, please reach out to NAHBS show staff directly. Contact information can be found here.
HOST HOTEL – SHERATON GRAND SACRAMENTO
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, a contemporary hotel in the heart of California’s capital city, welcomes NAHBS to Sacramento February 2016! Group rates will be available until January 22, 2016 – make sure to book early.
Established in 2005, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show is the largest and most widely accessible destination for frame builders to share their passion with cycling enthusiasts and supporters. It aims to be a meeting point – both online and in person- for frame builders and consumers looking for custom-made bikes, for the sharing of ideas, and the promotion of a special industry with a rich history dating back to 1819. NAHBS moves from city to city each year. For more information on the 2016 show, please visit http://www.2016.handmadebicycleshow.com
Scott Kaier, SMAK Strategies
We look forward to seeing you in February!
Don Walker, Founder and President