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Nov 2, 2012

American International Motorcycle Expo Launches New Website, Unveils New Logo

IRVINE, Calif. (November 2, 2012) The march towards October 2013 continues for the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) with the launch of a fully featured and robust new website at AIMExpoUSA.com that also reveals a newly designed event logo. As the countdown clock on the site chronicles, the inaugural show is less than one year away!

The new AIMExpo website was crafted to address the needs of all industry constituents: exhibitors, dealers, media, and consumer attendees.

"AIMExpo is about re-energizing the entire powersports marketplace, and the new website will be the primary source of news, information, and connectivity for the world of motorcycling as all corners of the market make plans to attend the inaugural event," said Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager of the Motorcycle Group. "The site offers a wealth of information and details, and will be continually refreshed as the event approaches."

Companies interested in exhibiting at AIMExpo can download an Exhibit Space Application Contract, request a booth quote, or communicate with a sales representative by simply clicking the "Exhibit" button on the website homepage. Similarly, dealer attendees can pre-register for the event while media professionals can request a media credential for access to AIMExpo's exclusive trade and media days. Closer to the show dates, consumers will be able to access the latest features, buy tickets online, and even compare local hotel rates.

"It is virtually unheard of for an event to offer this level of service, information, and connection a year out," said Kerry Graeber, Marketing Director of the Motorcycle Group. "This is just one example of the value we have pledged to deliver to the industry, as well as to powersports enthusiasts. Starting a 'conversation' with our customers and giving them all the tools they need to plan their involvement is just one way AIMExpo surpasses other events."

Additional features found on AIMExpoUSA.com include comprehensive event information, a continually updated exhibitor listing, and the ability to sign up to receive event e-mails. New features and functionality are also in the works and will be added on an ongoing basis.

Coinciding with the introduction of the new site is a completely redesigned AIMExpo logo that more effectively captures the tenets of Energy and Excitement that are key elements of the event's vision.

"It visually ties the activity of riding with the event in a succinct and powerful way, and serves as a foundational element of the new website," added Graeber.

According to Little, the launch of the new site and logo are part of AIMExpo's ongoing branding and marketing strategy.

"We announced AIMExpo with an interim site that allowed us to get the word out quickly, and the initial site served us well as a launch vehicle," he said. "The overarching plan was to develop an extensive, fully integrated site that would deliver important show information and allow us to interact with the industry and consumers. With the event almost exactly one year out, the timing is right to move to the new platform while visually tying everything together with the new logo."

AIMExpo is the first combined consumer, trade, and media powersports event in North America. Similar in scope to European super shows like EICMA, AIMExpo will bring the entire industry together in a celebration of motorcycling, the motorcycling industry, and the motorcycling lifestyle. AIMExpo will be held on October 16-20, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to visiting AIMExpoUSA.com, keep up to date on the continued progress by visiting AIMExpo's social media pages. "Like" the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook by visiting the AIMExpo page, and "Follow" on Twitter: @AIMExpo.
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About American International Motorcycle Expo
The American International Motorcycle Expo's purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry. AIME is the single most important show of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community.

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates uniquely vibrant marketplaces that connect enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 31 consumer shows annually in 21 markets that collectively attract 14,000 exhibitors, 1 million attendees and another 1 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 100-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running consumer shows in North America, including market leading home shows in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver some of which have endured for more than 50 years as well as more recent launches and acquisitions in markets such as Denver, Cleveland and Dallas, which is produced in partnership with Dallas Cowboys Stadium. www.marketplaceevents.com