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Let's say after the Armstrong affair cycling returns to 1999 what happens next?
Will Andy's boyish charm save cycling because somebody so naive and innocent looking couldn't possibly be doping?
Or will it return to what it originally was a European sport where fans accept doping as part of the game?
Or will Pat's great Asian expansion now take fruition, where doping may be more 'accepted' similar to Europe.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Contact: Richard Fries, 781.888.7272 or Richard@bicycleconference.com
Agenda Set for Bicycle Leadership Conference

Youth Programs and Industry Response to Doping Problems Highlight Powerful Panel Topics

MONTEREY, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2011) – Organizers have finalized the agenda for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference to be held in April, 2011.
"The industry is challenged today in a number of areas; margin maintenance with Parts and Accessories, how to respond to the Internet evolution, and how we're being depicted with doping in professional cycling, amongst others," said John Nedeau, president of the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association which sponsors the conference.
An advisory group led by Nedeau reviewed poll data to help determine the topics deemed most relevant for the industry leaders that attend the event.
"We received a very strong response to a rather exhaustive survey. The industry is clearly engaged in evaluating the challenges and opportunities the future holds for our sport," said Frank Yohannan, who organizes the conference held April 12-14 in tandem with the Sea Otter Classic, promoted April 14-17 at the nearby Laguna Seca Recreation Area.
Other advisers on the development of the agenda included Ray Keener, marketing director for the BPSA; Marc Sani, publisher of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News; Megan Tompkins, editor of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, and Richard Fries, director of the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference.
The agenda will include:
Federal Investment in Cycling: Has It Paid Off?
It's About the Kids, Stupid: Getting Youth Back on Bikes
Our Customer, Now and Then: A Five-Year Forecast
The 99 Percent We DON"T Reach: What Keeps Them Away?
The Economy: How to Thrive in Chaos
The Internet: A S.W.O.T. Analysis (Strengths, Weakness,Opportunities, and Threats)
Social Networking: What Makes it Work for Business?
Parts and Accessories: Innovation, Diversity, Profitability
Doping: How Should the Industry Respond?
Online registration is currently open for the 2011 Bicycle Leadership Conference. Visit http://www.bicycleconference.com for information on registration, evening activities, and lodging.
Presented by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, the Bicycle Leadership Conference will be held April 12 – 14, 2011. The event includes the BRAINy Awards, recognizing top achievements within the bicycle industry. The BLC will be held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, located on historic Cannery Row. The region offers fantastic scenery, golf, hiking, wineries, marine adventures, and, of course, cycling. The conference concludes with a reception and dinner at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
For more information, visit http://www.bicycleconference.com



This is not an ad: I think these lectures are real deal. Maybe the Discussion on Doping how should the industry respond would be excellent for cyclingnews to report on, I keep hearing this guys name, Richard Fries.
 
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Sanitiser said:
Let's say after the Armstrong affair cycling returns to 1999 what happens next?
Will Andy's boyish charm save cycling because somebody so naive and innocent looking couldn't possibly be doping?
Or will it return to what it originally was a European sport where fans accept doping as part of the game?
Or will Pat's great Asian expansion now take fruition, where doping may be more 'accepted' similar to Europe.
What happened in 1999 happened 20 -30 years before Belgum Pot was around in 1965.
After just whitnessing the Tour Down Under I would say Cycling has a great future as for UCI maybe it will be a re think eventualy.
Cycling dosnt just exist around Armstrong. He is finished now an old has been so forget that era and move on.
 

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