American International Motorcycle Expo Announces Details of 2015 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo

42 Seminar Sessions Targeting Enhanced Dealership Profitability and Operations

IRVINE, CA – August 28, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced details for the 2015 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo (PSBI@AIMExpo), sponsored by CDK Global Recreation (CDK) and National Powersport Auctions (NPA). AIMExpo’s comprehensive, dealer-focused educational program returns for its third year, boasting an enhanced curriculum tailored specifically for dealers. PSBI@AIMExpo is produced in partnership with EPG Media, publishers of Powersports Business.

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For 2015 PSBI@AIMExpo expands to 42 seminar sessions among five tracks, targeting enhanced dealership profitability and operations. The curriculum focuses on improving all facets of the powersports retail business model in five key areas: Sales & Marketing sponsored by Fisher Investments; Leadership Plus sponsored by ARI Network Services; Service & Operations; Powering Profits sponsored by McGraw Powersports; and the newly added track geared toward AIMExpo’s growing V-Twin dealer audience, the Brick & Mortar Success Guide.

The 2015 program can be found here.

“A guiding principle of AIMExpo from the beginning was that the platform must serve the industry while also adding value to the industry. The primary objective of the PSBI@AIMExpo program is to do exactly that by providing dealers with insights into the latest market trends, and actionable steps to improve the core aspects of their business,” said AIMExpo’s Marketing Manager, Kevin Nixon. “PSBI@AIMExpo launched as a vital component of the inaugural show in 2013, and by combining feedback from the industry and past PSBI attendees we’ve fine-tuned and grown the curriculum. Knowledge is power, and the more critical thinking we can provide the powersports dealer base, the stronger our entire industry becomes.”

The 2015 PSBI@AIMExpo sessions will be held during the event’s trade days on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16. The roster of speakers scheduled for this year, which includes both individuals new to AIMExpo as well as returning seminar leaders, will feature knowledgeable and well-respected voices from both inside and outside the industry.

“With the addition of the fifth track designed for independent retailers, especially V-Twin independents, we’re confident that dealers will agree we have taken a significant step forward in building this year’s lineup,” said Powersports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon. “Our industry continues to shine thanks to dealers, both franchised and independent, who have endured over the past few years in a slowly growing economy. Dealers will walk away from PSBI@AIMExpo seminars with usable information that will have an immediate impact on their ability to make their business a more effective and profitable enterprise.”

PSBI@AIMExpo is an entirely free program created for dealers attending AIMExpo. Likewise, registration for a trade credential to attend AIMExpo is also free for qualified powersports dealers (click here to register).

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CDK Global Recreation, which provides technology solutions for every facet of dealership operations, returns as a premier sponsor of the PSBI@AIMExpo.

“CDK Global Recreation is proud to support the 2015 Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo,” said Zac Stringam, Marketing Manager/Recreation for CDK Global. “CDK Recreation is committed to helping our Lightspeed powersports dealers achieve their goals through the adoption of best practices and continued learning for all dealership employees. Through our Lightspeed eLearning courses and dealership best practices, we strive to help our dealers succeed and grow their businesses.”

National Powersport Auctions, the industry’s leading provider of remarketing and auction services, makes its debut as a premier sponsor of the 2015 PSBI@AIMExpo.

“NPA has been attending and participating in the Powersports Business Institute @ AIMExpo since its inception,” said NPA marketing director Ryan Keefe. “We’ve always admired the exceptional lineup of speakers PSB assembles and the proven real world applications dealers take away from the classroom sessions. We’re thrilled to announce our support of the PSBI@AIMExpo this year, and look forward to sharing our pre-owned secrets and trends with dealers in Orlando this October.”

The PSBI@AIMExpo curriculum and schedule provides maximum flexibility for dealers. Five different tracks allow attendees to receive education across a variety of topics while also ensuring they have the time to experience the exhibitors and features on the show floor as well as at AIMExpo Outdoors!

PSBI@AIMExpo track sponsorships are still available. Contact Allison Gruhn, agruhn@powersportsbusiness.com or 763-383-4467 for more information.

More than 500 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 39 events annually in 21 markets including: 26 consumer home shows in the US;  11 in Canada;  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).  AIMExpo was ranked by Trade Show Executive among their “Fastest 50 Class of 2014” which recognizes the most dynamic and fastest-growing trade shows in North America.  The 39 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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