Babcox Media Named Publisher Of AIMExpo Show Publications

AKRON, OH – April 2, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Babcox Media Inc., owner of Motorcycle & Powersports News (MPN), is proud to announce that Marketplace Events, producers of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), has awarded Babcox a contract to publish the AIMExpo Show Daily, the AIMExpo Show Directory and the AIMExpo Consumer Souvenir Program.


“We’re thrilled that MPN will be the official publisher of the AIMExpo Show Daily, Directory and Souvenir Program,” said Mike Webster, President, Trade Show Division of Marketplace Events. “As a leading trade media brand in the powersports industry, MPN is ideally suited to perform this vital function. Collectively, these publications will help convey our vision for an energetic and efficient show platform, and provide additional value to AIMExpo exhibitors and attendees. We’re looking forward to working with the MPN staff to bring these important products to the market.”

AIMExpo, North America’s first combined consumer, trade and media motorcycle event, will hold its inaugural show at the Orange County Convention Center, Oct. 16-20, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.  AIMExpo will include OEMs, distributors, parts and accessory manufacturers, dealers, consumers and the media. Produced by motorcyclists for motorcyclists, AIMExpo will serve the entire industry — going far beyond the traditional trade or consumer show. To learn more about the event, visit

Motorcycle & Powersports News editorial personnel, along with several other journalists from Babcox Media, will produce the three show properties. Longtime MPN Editor Colleen Brousil will lead the group.

“We are proud to be associated with the AIMExpo team and we look forward to assisting with the goal of helping dealers and consumers connect with the great, innovative product line-ups of the exhibitors,” said Greg Cira, vice president of Babcox Media and publisher of MPN. “This is going to be unlike any other motorcycle expo we’ve seen before in the U.S., given the mix of trade, consumer and media focus. The already committed group of exhibitors is impressive, and we are happy to partner with each of them to help get their message out. Industry veterans Mike Webster, Larry Little, Cinnamon Kernes and Kerry Graeber have done an outstanding job creating an event the industry has long been yearning for. We’re looking forward to October in Orlando.”

Companies interested in advertising in the show publications for the inaugural AIMExpo can contact either Greg Cira, MPN publisher, at 330-670-1234 ext. 203 or via email at or MPN associate publisher, Sean Donohue, at 330-670-1234 ext. 206 or via email at

About Babcox Media Inc.

Babcox Media Inc. (, founded in 1920, is a business-to-business media company serving the powersports, automotive aftermarket, tire, performance, collision, commercial trucking, and engine building markets. Babcox offers a wide range of industry-specific print publications and digital websites and newsletters, in addition to custom publishing, video production, training, market research and list rental products and services.

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. AIMExpo 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

AIMExpo is produced by Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, the newest division of recognized industry leader Marketplace Events. MPE connects enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. From 14 offices in North America, the 115-person MPE staff produces 35 consumer shows annually attracting 15,000 exhibitors, 1.1 million attendees and another 1.5 million unique Web visitors. (