AIMExpo Creators Mike Webster and Larry Little Recognized as Industry Leaders by Powersports Business Magazine

AIMExpo Executives Receive Honor as Iconic Event Enters its Third Year

IRVINE, CA – June 5, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that the event’s creators – Mike Webster, President, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, and Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group – were recently honored by Powersports Business (PSB) magazine as two “Industry Leaders” in the world of powersports. Volume 18, Number 7 of PSB is currently in distribution to trade subscribers.

Mike Webster, President, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group
Mike Webster, President, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group

The AIMExpo executives were acknowledged alongside PSB’s “Executive of the Year”, Holger Mohr of Kuryakyn and fellow “Industry Leaders” Brian Klock, President, Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, and Tim McKercher, President, LOOK Marketing, with each being recognized for their overall contribution to the business of powersports. All honorees were interviewed for the issue in which Webster and Little, both lifelong motorcycle enthusiasts, articulated their shared vision for the continued growth of the powersports business, and how AIMExpo serves the industry that fuels their passion.

 

Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group
Larry Little, Vice President and General Manager, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group

“When we considered leaders who have contributed to the growth of our industry over the past year, Mike Webster and Larry Little could not be overlooked. It’s been exciting to see their vision for the industry’s largest trade show come to life, and we know that they’re only getting started in their goal of adding to industry growth,” Powersports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon said.

“From our first discussions about the creation of an all-inclusive industry event, Mike and Larry’s passion for the motorcycle and powersports business shined brightly,” said Tom Baugh, CEO, Marketplace Events. “We knew we had the right two individuals to lead this new endeavor that has made, in just its earliest days, a great and positive impact on the industry.”

More than 375 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 was recently honored in Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50, recognizing the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. AIMExpo is produced by Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, a division of Marketplace Events. (www.marketplaceevents.com)

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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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