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2014 AIMExpo Surpasses 300th Exhibitor

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has signed its 300th exhibitor for its 2014 event with Gibbs Sports Amphibians. As a result, AIMExpo is setting a fast pace to exceed the mark of nearly 400 exhibitors from the event’s launch last October. The second year event will be held October 16-19 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).



Gibbs was a marquee exhibitor at AIMExpo last year, showcasing its one-of-a-kind Quadski – the first commercially available amphibian vehicle that reaches 45 mph on both land and water, transitioning between both surfaces in a matter of seconds at the push of a button. With its unique product, the AIMExpo platform aligned with Gibbs’ vision and led to significant media exposure as well as positive responses from both trade and consumers. Returning to AIMExpo in 2014 allows Gibbs to continue its focus on growing their network of quality dealers and positioning the Quadski as an innovative, high-end product for the powersports marketplace.

“The AIMExpo environment enabled us to really connect with dealers, customers and members of the media on an unprecedented level,” said Todd Pagel, Gibbs’ Vice President of Sales. “As we showcase the Quadski and expand our dealer base, participation at AIMExpo is key to communicating the uniqueness of our product and the value we bring to both domestic and international dealers. We’re looking forward to year two in Orlando and all of the exciting plans we have in store.”

Gibbs is one of several exhibitors increasing its presence both indoors and outdoors while introducing new models at AIMExpo. A larger space inside OCCC allows for greater interaction with dealers, members of the media, and consumers. Gibbs’ presence at AIMExpo Outdoors! is a must-see as the company offers prospective dealers pre-arranged Quadski demos for the first time at the aptly named “Quadski Lake.”



“That Gibbs was able to achieve exactly what they wanted to do at the inaugural AIMExpo and surpass their expectations is rewarding,” said Larry Little, Vice President & General Manager, Motorcycle Group. “Gibbs was a great asset to the show last year, and they serve as one of the essential pieces in our goal to make AIMExpo bigger and better for 2014. The 300 benchmark for exhibitors is one we’re extremely proud of, and we’re well on our way to reaching new ground and breaking the 400 plateau very soon.”

With such a large contingent of exhibitors enlisted, and more being added daily, exhibit space allocation is ongoing as AIMExpo continues to cement its place within the powersports marketplace. Exhibitor numbers and interest continues to grow each day and companies looking to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform should contact an AIMExpo Account Manager toll free at 855-MCShows (855-627-4697).

Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website and 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.

About American International Motorcycle Expo
The American International Motorcycle Expo’s (www.aimexpousa.com) 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. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community.


About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 39 consumer shows in the home and garden category (28 in the US and 11 in Canada) as well as the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), a new trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the first event to be produced by the company’s new Trade Show Division. The 40 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 110-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Orlando–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. www.marketplaceevents.com.
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