Scheduled to be held Dec. 2-3, 2009 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, the show is owned and promoted by Performance Events Promotions (PEP) and assisted in presentation by the Indiana Motorsports Association. According to show organizers, IMIS will bring together the global motorsports market and create a successful business networking environment.
‘We’re very excited about the show already and we feel that the quality of our exhibitor list will impress potential attendees. We have over 215 exhibitors with more than 400 booths reserved in the Indianapolis Convention Center. By the time the show comes around, we fully expect nearly 300 exhibitors and 600 booths.”
With the Convention Center undergoing some much needed renovation, that’s going to be a full house for three convention halls, says Weisenbach. The new construction, on the site of the old RCA Dome, will include 24 loading dock bays, designed to make transport of large booth displays easier and more efficient.
“We plan to keep growing as the Convention Center does,” explained Weisenbach. “We figure that within 3 years we’ll fill the whole place.”
Show planners encourage racers from all levels and series to visit www.imis-indy.com to download the most up-to-date version of the exhibitors list or to register for the show. In addition, hard core racing product manufacturers are invited to log on to learn more about exhibiting at the show.
Chris Paulsen, owner of C&R Racing Inc., co-partner in PEP and president of the Indiana Motorsports Association said, “Indy is the Racing Capital of the World, and the IMIS show will thrive in this town, which is deep in auto racing history and heritage. Our mission is to create a ‘hard-core’ racing trade show that exemplifies this rich heritage. I challenge anyone to show me a more advantageous location for a true motorsports trade show.”
Attendees and exhibitors at the show will be directly involved in motorsports, drawing on the heritage of the companies that built the foundation of the industry while tying in various other aspects of the auto racing industry, including manufacturing, engineering, safety, machining and more.
“This will not be a ‘fuzzy dice’ show,” Paulsen emphasized. “It will showcase only companies dealing with professional motorsports competing wheel to wheel on a race course.”
The inaugural event will occur during the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the city’s most famous attraction. For information about the IMIS, or to register to exhibit or attend, visit www.imis-indy.com or call the show organizers at (317) 429-1004.