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Portland's inaugural handmade show, MADE, opens registration. Elmes appointed show director

Published January 26, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Organizers of MADE, a new handmade bike show scheduled for August in Portland, have opened up registration and appointed industry veteran Steven Elmes as show director.

MADE will be held at an outdoor venue, Rose Quarter, Aug. 24-27. It will be open to the media and industry for two days and then to the public for its final two days. The show will subsidize attendance by new builders and those who need to travel long distances to attend, with 40 subsidized spaces available by application on a first-come-first-served basis.

"There is clearly an appetite for a new handmade show, and we are humbled and excited about the 170+ builders and 80+ brands that have expressed a desire to exhibit, and as of today we have more interest than space," said Billy Sinkford, co-founder of MADE and VP at ECHOS Communications.

Elmes has a long history in the cycling industry as co-founder of Independent Fabrication and the director of sponsorships and partnerships for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show from 2016-2020. Elmes has owned an event company, SJE Productions, since 2014.

"I am thrilled to be part of MADE and to continue supporting the handmade community, which will always hold a special place in my heart," said Elmes. "Having worked alongside the team at ECHOS for years, I am confident that this event will set a new standard, highlighting the builders and brands that collectively create a force of creativity, community and craftsmanship. In year one we are focused on creating stability in this space and earning the trust of the industry as a new home for showcasing the art that is handmade bicycles."

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Photo courtesy of MADE.
Topics associated with this article: Consumer Expos and Rides

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