17 - 20 September 2017 / Ogden, United States



                                                                        OGDEN - LAS VEGAS (Interbike)

Partner matching session for European Companies of Outdoor Sports, Cycling, Skiing and Tourism
with potential partners from Utah

September 17-20, 2017
Ogden, Utah, US

Trade Mission & Partner Matching Program

5 European clusters (Flanders' Bike Valley, Sports and Technology, EPSI, Indescat and Cluster Montagne) will visit Ogden, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas (Interbike) from 16-22nd of September. The purpose of this trade mission is to discover business services, collaborate on project development and market expansion, create investment opportunities and foster trade relations.

On September 19 and 20,  a partner matching session will be held where participants can pre-register and can request meetings with other partners for new business opportunity.

Please register for these partner matchings as soon as possible by the link at the top of this page !  


SUNDAY September 17 :

9-11am: EU4Sports Cluster Partners Trade Mission Welcome Meeting 

11:30am: Transportation to Snowbasin

12-12:45pm: Lunch at Snowbasin

1-3:30pm: Experience Ogden outdoors at Snowbasin Resort, host site for 2002 Winter Olympics

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Gondola Ride to Summit

4-6:30pm: Free time - Explore Ogden at your leisure

6:30pm: Transportation dinner event

7:00pm: *Hosted Welcome Dinner | Vision & Opportunities for the Outdoor Industry

Mike Caldwell, Mayor, Ogden City

Tom Adams, Director, Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation

Armin Boehm, VP Commercial Portfolio - Americas, Amer Sports

(*official start to program)

MONDAY September 18

9am - 5pm: Hosted tours for ski, cycle, tourism and outdoor industry partners (lunch provided on tours)

6:30pm: Transportation to Dinner event

7pm: Hosted Dinner | International Business Resources

Val Hale, Executive Director, Governors Office of Economic Development

Ski Industries Association (SIA)

Business Resources Introductions: 

  • Foreign trade zones Lesley Couch, Principal, Indigo Trade Solutions
  • International business law Joshua Irvine, Managing Attorney, Irvine Legal 
  • International tax issues Mike Criddle, Tax Partner, Eide Bailly
  • Investment firm Trevor Welch, Managing Member, TAVA Capital

TUESDAY September 19

8:30am: Transportation pick-up for tours

9am: Hosted tours of Ogden Innovation resources

  • Tour of resources in employer-driven training, advanced manufacturing programs, and Custom Fit training 
  • WSU on Concept Center resources 
  • Tour of OWTC Composites Center
  • Tour of Darko Technologies wind tunnel 
  • Tour of White Clouds 3D Printing

12-12:45pm: Picnic Hosted Lunch

1:00pm - EU4Sports + Ogden City Press Event

2:00pm - 6:30 pm: B2B Matchmaking Sessions 

6:45pm: Hosted Reception

7pm: Hosted Dinner | Networking Night

WEDNESDAY September 20

9:30am: B2B Matchmaking Sessions 

11:30am: Check-out of Hotel | Grab + Go Lunch Provided

12:15pm: Interbike crew heads to Las Vegas

1pm: Travel from Ogden –> Las Vegas for Interbike group

8pm: Dinner in Las Vegas

THURSDAY September 21

9am – 6pm: Visit Interbike Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Convention Center)

Remark: Guided tour Interbike


FRIDAY September 22

9am – 2pm: Visit Interbike Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Convention Center)

AFTERNOON/EVENING: Flights, Las Vegas – Amsterdam

What to Expect

Company pitches

Pitches of several European companies from Belgium, The Netherlands, France and Spain.


One-to-one business meetings of 30 minutes where you can meet and greet and discuss collaboration possibilities. Meeting requests have to be booked in advance.

Cluster Keynotes

Venue & Location

Get in Touch

Ogden City

US - Utah
P: (+1) 801-629-8910

Europe - Belgium

 P: (+32) 497 57 59 59

Full Name


with support from




Sara Mees
United States - Utah

Ogden City


Bert Celis
Europe - Belgium

Flanders' Bike Valley