Vélovak 2019



The premier purchasing, networking and expertise event for the bicycle industry, with 200+ official brands

On 22, 23 and 24 September 2019, the premier purchasing, networking and expertise event for the bicycle industry will take place in the Gorinchem Evenementenhal. Vélovak is a comprehensive bicycle trade fair organised especially for distributors and retailers in the Benelux bicycle industry, offering a platform for companies big and small. It follows Eurobike, but is held well ahead of the start of the new season. This event offers retailers everything they need for their stores and workshops, and also provides an overview of the latest collections of bicycles, clothing and accessories of over 200 brands, working only with official dealers or importers. The end of September is the ideal time for retailers to explore what official Benelux distributors have to offer and discover new trends & developments.  

Vélovak features all sorts of bicycles, ranging from city bikes and cool single-speed racers to more sporty models. However, you will also find everything from cycling gear and sports nutrition to bicycle parts and high-quality maintenance products. The trade fair is also attended by suppliers focussing on your store and workshop, and Vélovak will be organising a knowledge programme in cooperation with the Tweewieler trade publication, specifically addressing the challenges facing the bicycle trade. Furthermore, the Vélovakman Award will also be presented at Vélovak, highlighting the craft of bicycle repair. The Vélovakman Award is a joint initiative of Vélovak and Tweewieler Academy and is sponsored by Unior Bike Tools by Juncker Bike Parts.


Exhibition programme

Day 1   Sunday 22 September 2019 12.00 - 18.00 hour
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Day 2   Monday 23 September 2019 10.00 - 21.00 hour
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Day 3   Tuesday 24 September 2019 10.00 - 18.00 hour
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Setup days: Saturday 21 September 2019 08:00 - 18.00 hour, Sunday 22 September 2019 08:00 - 11.45 hour

Dismantling days: Tuesday 24 September 2019 18:15 - 00.00 hour, Wednesday 25 September 2019 07:00 - 11.00 hour

Additional information

Tweewieler Knowledge Theatre

Since 2018, Tweewieler and Vélovak have been close partners and together they will be organising a knowledge programme targeted specifically at bicycle dealers and mechanics in the Tweewieler Knowledge Theatre on every day of the trade fair. The 2nd edition (2018) included various knowledge sessions, hosted by parties such as Juncker Bike Parts, Presto Company and OOMT. Salessucces’s Jay Hijmering hosted a session on successful sales, and Veldia organised a session on the safe handling of batteries.

“The Tweewieler trade publication supports bicycle retailers & companies by offering objective expertise through knowledge sessions hosted at the Vélovak bicycle trade fair. Key themes include trends and innovations in electric bikes, entrepreneurship, stores & workshops. Are you a company in the bicycle industry with a great story to tell on one of these topics that can help entrepreneurs take the next step? Then sign up for the Vélovak now!”
Jildau Schröer / Marketing Executive – Tweewieler


Sign up your elite mechanic for the 2019 Vélovakman Award


The Vélovakman Award is an initiative of Vélovak and Tweewieler Academy, along with main sponsor Juncker Bike Parts, with its new, exclusive bicycle tool brand Unior Bike Tools. The Vélovakman Award is a contest in which the very best bicycle mechanics, who usually have more of a background role, are subjected to a series of timed practical challenges. Bicycle mechanics will be challenged to put their knowledge, skill, speed and precision to the test. Following on from the great success of the 1st edition, Vélovak will work even more closely with its partners for the 2019 edition. 

Are you a highly skilled mechanic who knows all the ins and outs of bicycles? Challenge yourself by competing in our contest and test your skills and knowledge against the very best mechanics from the Netherlands and Flanders! For the record: both male and female bicycle mechanics and both complete beginners and consummate masters are free to take part in the contest!
Take on the challenge and sign up here.



Exposure beyond your stand

Would you like to generate even more exposure at Vélovak? We now offer various sponsoring opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Kevin van der Ploeg.




Our Full Service Formula makes us unique

  • Below 50 m2 exhibitors get a complete, finished, well-cleaned stand unit, including floorspace, walls, fascia board with company name, duo-spot lighting and carpeting. (Exhibitors opting for more than 50 m2 will have the opportunity to set up their own stands of up to 100 m2).;
  • You and your business partners will have unlimited access to free drinks on the terraces on the exhibition floor.;
  • Two exhibitor badges, including meals in the exhibitor restaurant.;
  • The invitation service (an easy to way to send personal invites to your customers and potential leads).

The project team for this exhibition

An experienced, resourceful team of top fair experts are at your service. An event manager, consultant and product manager will seamlessly handle  your participation. A team perfectly capable  in organizing  the  fair in line with your message and target audience. All based on personal attention, tailor-made and high-quality service. Together we will ensure that you get the most out of your fair participation.

Mascha de Bruin
Mascha de Bruin
Project Manager
+31 (0)183 - 680 693
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Will Scheper
Will Scheper
Project Manager
+31 (0)6 81 16 67 33
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