American International Motorcycle Expo Reveals Orlando As Its Host City.

The new American International Motorcycle Expo (October 16-20, 2013) intends to become the single most important show of its type in the North American market. Its 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 to deliver an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for both motorcycle B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business To Consumers.) The chosen host city is Orlando. AIME.

16 Responses to “American International Motorcycle Expo Reveals Orlando As Its Host City.”

  1. 1 Rodent May 13th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Great choice, better than Cincy or Indy

  2. 2 Mike May 13th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Agree with Rodent. AIME understands what the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati and Dealer Expo in Indianapolis refused to understand. Orlando is the right host city for pleasant weather in winter and low airline and hotel rates, both B2B and B2C to make the show profitable for all vendors. In addition, October is the right month: manufacturers releasing new bike models and Daytona Biketoberfest close by at the same period. Good bye Easyriders in Cinci & Advanstar in Indy.

  3. 3 Twin Bro May 14th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Industry, retailers, consumers together in October under the sun. Everything is said. Where do you prefer to go?

  4. 4 bigalyts May 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I hated Cincinnati after they let Pete Rose egt run over by the Bus and then tey put the Bus in Reverse. The top 5 greatest Baseball Players of all times. There are no memories of Pete anywhere in Cincinnati ! That City is a SH _T Town.

  5. 5 FlaNativ May 14th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Wonder if this will be open to the public or just a dealer type show. Also,if they have it at the convention center,which is a great place,prepare for premium priced parking.

  6. 6 Cyril Huze May 14th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Open to the public, it seems the second day.

  7. 7 Jeff Nicklus May 14th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I believe this idea is way past due! Cincinnati in the winter has always been a royal pain in the %$@. I can do Thunder Beach Fall Rally one weekend, AIM Expo the next and then head to Daytona for Biketoberfest. That makes economic sence to me.

    Over & Out,


  8. 8 Cris Sommer Simmons May 14th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Looks like a great venue. I agree with Jeff, the weather is always a factor. Orlando is a great choice!

  9. 9 Larry Little May 14th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Fyi, the show will be 2 days trade followed by 3 days of consumer. Similar to EICMA in Milan with press/trade creating the excitement that the consumer can come see in a couple days.

  10. 10 Maytag May 15th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Isn’t this the same week as Biketoberfest 2013?

    If so, it will be interesting to see how manufacturers, distributors and vendors will handle staffing, should they decide a presence is needed in both places. Could have been better thought out if this is the case. Sort of the same dilemma facing manufacturers, distributors and dealers that have to choose between Cincy and Indy.

    A new venue should take past mistakes into account before trying to force the participants to double their costs for vendor space, staffing, housing, etc.

    Mr. Little, what are you guys thinking? Looks like a new set of egos at work (again)…….

  11. 11 Jason Hallman (Steelchoppin) May 15th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Cant wait!

  12. 12 rob May 15th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Just do’nt go out after dark……………………..

  13. 13 Blackmax May 15th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Yes, this venue will have weather on its side
    But what about where you can get the most work / buisness done
    I still think that’s Cincinnati (& Indy)

  14. 14 Toby May 16th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    If we go back to the archives and look at the comments about moving these trade shows to more user friendly (and cheaper) venues, one might get the impression that the AIM Expo stole our ideas. Orlando and Vegas are by far the cheapest and easiest convention/expo cities.

    Piggybacking on Biketoberfest makes it easy and economically efficient for vendors to attend. Far cheaper than traveling twice. October 16 is a Tuesday. Biketoberfest starts Thursday. First two days of the expo are for industry only anyway. Come in to town, get some business done, then head to Biketoberfest for the retail sales. I look forward to it.

  15. 15 Donnie May 16th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I think that the industry is fed up with the arrogance of the organizers of the dealer shows in Ciny & Indy and will move to Orlando. It will be much bigger, with both dealers then consumers in attendance. Exactly the venue vendors wanted since a long time.

  16. 16 realist Aug 6th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Dates are not planned well for the ‘consumer’ days. Central Florida is empty of bikers on the weekend of Biketoberfest so unless they are putting chocolate pudding wrestling and a bunch of bars in the middle of the Orlando convention center they will not get many local consumers. not that I think that should be the goal of an industry show (it just reinforces all of the direct manufacturer to consumer selling that is disenfranchising the motorcycle dealer network today), but if that is the goal, this timing will not suit the goal.

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