Signing the contract with TAITRA in 2009 (from left) Jo Beckendorff, Andrea Wu, Lih-Fen Her, Rebecca Lee
and Tom Kavanagh.
German bicycle trade and industry journalist Jo Beckendorff is retiring from frontline duty at KB Media Ltd., publisher of the Eurobike and Taipei show dailies, at the end of this year.
From the beginning of 2019 Beckendorff will be stepping back from the day-to-day business, but will be retained as a consultant to the business. He will also continue to write for national and international trade & industry magazines including RadMarkt and Bike Europe. Team member Laurens van Rooijen will take over Beckendorff’s reporting duties in the German-speaking markets and elsewhere.
"Ten years is enough for me," said Beckendorff, adding that “being part of the KB Media team was an honor. Nevertheless, I feel that it is time for new blood and new ideas.”
The show daily team will continue to be led by co-founder Tom Kavanagh. Over the years Tom and Jo built a team of experienced trade and industry writers working under editor Doug McClellan.
“Thanks to Tom and our staff, thanks to the entire Eurobike team at Messe Friedrichshafen – and last but not least thanks to all our industry friends supporting our projects over the past decade. In Laurens van Rooijen we already have an experienced writer on board ready to take over.”