H-D, Polaris CEOs to present at AIMExpo

Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matt Levatich and Polaris CEO Scott Wine will serve as keynote speakers during the 2017 AIMExpo opening ceremony, "The Future Starts Here."

AIMExpo presented by Nationwide will kickstart four days of industry business with “The Future Starts Here” on Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Both Wine and Levatich will explore the challenges and opportunities for motorcycling and powersports’ future as we approach the millennium’s third decade.

“The work must begin now to present a powersports riding opportunity that captures the emotion and imagination of the first ride experience to the next generations in America,” said Tim Buche, CEO of the MIC, which produces AIMExpo. “The moment has arrived for everyone in this great industry to have a role in building the road to our future, and we’re excited to welcome the leaders of legacy American brands Harley-Davidson and Polaris to America’s premier show as we define the way forward.”

AIMExpo presented by Nationwide is where all the industry’s stakeholders – dealers, manufacturers, aftermarket and media – converge to share not only what products and services will be part of the business in 2018, but also to address shaping the state of the business beyond 2018 and into the future.“Plotting the path ahead and addressing the real challenges of our collective business starts with coming together,” said MIC Events VP and general manager Larry Little. “There will not be a better opportunity for the industry to meet face-to-face and discuss these issues than AIMExpo presented by Nationwide this September in Columbus.”

The opening program begins at 8:30 a.m. and is open to all exhibitors and trade visitors with a trade credential. Doors to the showfloor will open to trade visitors at 10 a.m. following the program.

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  1. As importantly, as part of the morning's program, the Motorcycle Industry Council will be sharing an initiative being formulated by the MIC to enable individuals and families to take their first ride. Those that ride understand how powerful it is to instill the emotional spark that occurs during that experience.

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