AIMExpo Featured in “Fastest 50 Class of 2014” Ranking by Trade Show Executive

One of Just 16 Shows to be Ranked Across All Measured Categories

IRVINE, CA – February 19, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In an announcement earlier this week, the publication Trade Show Executive (TSE) revealed that the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has earned a place amongst the “Fastest 50 Class of 2014” which recognizes the most dynamic and fastest-growing trade shows in North America. Additionally, AIMExpo was one of just 16 shows to earn a ranking in each of the measured categories of “Fastest 50” – Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space (NSF), Number of Exhibiting Companies and Total Attendance – which are considered to be the key growth indicators of the trade show industry.

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AIMExpo enjoyed tremendous growth across the board in its second year, growing 32 percent in NSF thanks to the investment of 501 exhibitors, a growth of 28 percent. The larger footprint and the addition of marquee debuts from globally renowned brands like Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki also resulted in significant growth in trade attendance which totaled 7,022, including  dealers and industry professionals, providing 27 percent growth.

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“To be recognized as part of the ‘Fastest 50’ is not only a tremendous honor, but also a huge complement to our efforts to make AIMExpo deliver on its promise to bring the motorcycle industry the multi-faceted, business-driven event it desperately needed,” said Mike Webster, President, Trade Show Division, Marketplace Events. “We did our diligence by investing a couple of years researching the industry’s needs and then assembled a dream team of motorcycle enthusiasts who are also enthusiasts of the business of motorcycling. Our strategic three-tiered approach that includes trade, consumers and media in one robust platform has helped AIMExpo grow into the premier powersports show and one of the country’s fastest growing trade shows of any industry in just two years. A driving goal to always deliver impeccable customer service has also been a key element in our tremendous growth. We’ll continue to build with these same goals as our foundation with an eye toward being a part of the ‘Fastest 50’ for years to come.”

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Trade Show Executive is a monthly publication focused on providing news, views and tools for trade show and event executives from a wide range of industries.  All shows included as part of the “Fastest 50 Class of 2014” will be honored at the annual Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, May 19-21 in Chicago. TSE will also release its annual “Fastest 50” directory on May 19, loaded with facts, figures and analysis of the winners.

More than 235 exhibitors have already committed to AIMExpo in 2015. Exhibitor presence builds 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 exciting news as it happens by visiting AIMExpo’s social media pages. “Like” the American International Motorcycle Expo on Facebook, and “Follow” on Twitter or Instagram: @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 and powersports 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 has international impact within the motorcycling and greater powersports community. AIMExpo is produced by Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, a division of Marketplace Events. (www.marketplaceevents.com)

About Marketplace Events

Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 43 events annually including: 27 consumer home shows in the US; 11 in Canada; three Casa Latina Home Expos for the Hispanic market, acquired in August 2014; one Holiday Boutique in Kansas City; and  the country’s premier trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), which has become a Top 50 Trade Show in just two years. The 43 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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