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Jun 14, 2012

Marketplace Events Adds To American International Motorcycle Expo Staff

American International Motorcycle Expo Welcomes Newest Member to Sales Team

CAPISTRANO BEACH, Calif. (June 14, 2012) As the development of next October's American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) builds momentum, Marketplace Events has revealed its latest addition to the AIMExpo team. Motorcycle industry veteran Matthew Cavanaugh joins the Motorcycle Group roster of Larry Little, Mike Webster, Cinnamon Kernes, Kerry Graeber and Bonni Finer as a Sales Representative for AIMExpo.

Cavanaugh's role will be to leverage his close, longstanding relationships within the motorcycle marketplace to help industry companies best take advantage of the unique AIMExpo platform.

"Educating the market about AIMExpo's vision to energize and excite everyone involved with two-wheels is a natural fit for Matt's talents," said Little, Vice President and General Manager, Motorcycle Group. "Matt has been in this industry his entire career and is a familiar face to many members of the marketplace. His past experience and respected status within the industry is a tremendous asset as we continue to move forward."

Cavanaugh began riding motorcycles as a teenager in Texas and his enthusiasm for riding carried him into the industry. After graduating from the University of North Texas, Denton, he got his feet wet as an intern at NCH Corporation. Cavanaugh began his tenure in the motorcycle industry as a Dealer Sales Representative at Lockhart Phillips, followed by nearly a decade in exhibition sales at Advanstar.

"I am most fortunate to become part of the team that is turning the AIMExpo vision into reality", said Cavanaugh. "When I first heard about the concept, I knew it would add tremendous value to the market, and I look forward to sharing that story with companies in this great marketplace!"

Keep up to date on the continued development of AIMExpo by visiting its social media pages. "Like" the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook by visiting the AIMExpo page, and "Follow" on Twitter @AIMExpo.

The inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo will take place October 16-20, 2013 from Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. For more information on the event, including breaking news, event updates, and behind-the-scenes information from the AIMExpo Blog, log onto

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, delivering an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for business-to-business and business-to-consumer in the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the single-most-important show of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community. The event will take place October 16-20, 2013 from Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.

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. In 2012, Marketplace Events will launch WIRED Live, a consumer technology event to be held in Washington, D.C., in partnership with WIRED magazine, a Conde Nast Publication.