Looking back: A vendor’s perspective of AIMExpo
October 28, 2013
Filed under News
Powerports Business editor in chief Dave McMahon received a press release this morning from Outside Distributing, which distributes parts for Chinese units. Outside is well connected, with additional distribution partnerships with Kimpex, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing, Winners Circle, Marshall Distributing , Southern Motorcycle and J&M ATV Supply.
Here’s Outside Distributing's assessment of the inaugural AIMExpo in Orlando:
A GREAT SUCCESS!
WOW! WHAT A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Being a Powersports parts supply company based in Ontario Canada, we are very selective as to where our marketing budget will go. The choice to attend the Inaugural 2013 AIMExpo was a lengthy one to say the least. Travel, Food, and the time to prepare/attend a week long show, (and a first show at that) took a lot of consideration to determine if it was going to be a worthy venture. I can tell you first hand, going down to the sunny south was - THE RIGHT DECISION!
We at Outside Distributing feel great about the quality of the dealers and customers that came to the show. The dealer connections we were able to make were amazing and we are very excited for the coming year.
The staff of Marketplace events were beyond helpful, they made us feel like a part of their family, and the "HAPPY HOUR" each night was a fantastic touch! Each day I was impressed by our MP coordinator Chad Douglas, he stopped by, made sure we were all good and was very interested and open to hearing our ideas/concerns about the show.
All in all the show was very successful for us and we look forward to the 2nd Annual AIMExpo in 2014.
As a vendor at AIMExpo, did you have a similar experience? Different? Share your thoughts below.