Young entrepreneurs and lateral entrants wanted in two-wheeler industry


21.06.2023 - 22.06.2023
13:00h - 15:30h
Portalhaus - EUROBIKE Hub


Workshop on the topic of company succession – Expert discussions for prospective buyers

The average age of bike retailers keeps rising. Many shop owners are raising the question: Who will take over my business in the future and what do I need to consider? With this as the starting point, EUROBIKE, taking place on the trade fair grounds in Frankfurt from June 21 to 25, will offer the new "Sellers' Workshop" format for potential sellers and the "Buyers' Chat" for potential buyers for the first time – in cooperation with the consulting company 53-ELF. The main aspects of succession and acquisition are examined in various modules.
Ulf Blume, owner of 53-ELF, could be won as a speaker for both formats. 


Wednesday, 21.06.2023 and Thursday, 22.06.2023

13:00h - 15:30h Sellers' Workshop
afterwards Buyers' Chat

Sellers' Workshop 

The topics that will be discussed in depth range from the initial situation of the business, the prerequisites for the sale, all the way to the determination of the business value and contract negotiations. The offer is aimed exclusively at potential sellers who are looking for a successor. Essential aspects of succession and/or business sales are to be reviewed in a format consisting of a presentation and open discussion.

Buyers' Chat

The Buyers' Chat, on the other hand, is aimed at interested parties who are thinking of acquiring a bycicle shop.
The format is designed for potential buyers of bicycle stores - from within the industry or from other industries.  
In 45-minute time slots, a personal conversation with the expert will give interested parties an opportunity to get a profound picture of the options for a takeover and to clarify questions about the acquisition process itself.

Ulf Blume

Ulf Blume has been active in the bicycle industry in various positions for over twenty years; since 2007, he has been self-employed. As a lawyer, half of a business economist (intermediate diploma) as well as a master bicycle mechanic, he brings a mixture of theory and practice to answer a wide range of questions from members of the industry. In recent years, his focus has been on corporate strategy and succession planning. In his private life, Ulf Blume is also very attached to bicycles; be it in everyday life in the city or on his racing bike many thousands of kilometers a year.


Johannes Schürle

Johannes Schürle

Project Manager Congress & Events & Trade Visitors

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