INTERMOT, 5th October, 18:00 hrs, Dealer Lounge
American Motorcycle Dealer is pleased to announce that in addition to again staging the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in the new ‘INTERMOT CUSTOMIZED’ feature in Hall 10 of the Koelnmesse exhibition complex in Cologne in October this year, we are again collaborating with INTERMOT to present the “International Night” business networking reception at 18:00 hrs on the Trade Day, Wednesday October 5th.
An established and popular opportunity for exhibitors to meet with their importer/distributors and key dealers, it will be staged, as usual, at the Dealer Lounge Business Center of the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in the Business District, off the main boulevard between halls 4 and 5.
The show is open to the media on Tuesday October 4th, with Wednesday October 5th being the International Trade Day, and open to all visitors Thursday October 6th to Sunday October 9th.
Since the move to Cologne from Munich in 2006, this will be the second time that INTERMOT has promoted a specific International Trade Visitor Day, and with 2014 having been judged a success, this is now set to be a permanent feature of the INTERMOT schedule, with VIP consumers only able to gain access on the Trade Day by a limited number of special tickets.
Promoted by American Motorcycle Dealer and our sister publication International Dealer News, and hosted by INTERMOT and the show's sponsors, International Night is unique in the international motorcycle industry calendar as the only 'Meet & Greet' business reception specifically for international industry professionals of all kinds.
The 'Cologne' Show has always been regarded as the world's primary international motorcycle industry expo, and with the backing of International Dealer News and a worldwide exhibitor and trade visitor footprint, it is expected that the show’s international attendance will reach at least 68 international markets and over 55,000 trade visitors in total (43 percent of them from outside Germany).
This is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from the industry and make new contacts in a relaxed environment when the show closes (at 18:00 hours) on the special Trade Visitor Day.
The Business District provides exclusive exhibition space for vendors who only want to meet other professionals in the international motorcycle industry and provides facilities for all kinds for professional visitors, such as being able to make meeting appointments away from the exhibition booths.
Additional trade initiatives operated by INTERMOT include the Dealer Card, which provides show access privileges and the online Matchmaking365 service, which is an expo visit experience optimizer – enabling trade visitors to gain an overview of the suppliers of selected product groups in the run-up to the fair, and to establish valuable business contacts and place targeted meeting requests.
V-twin and Harley-Davidson aftermarket vendors can choose from a wide range of exhibitor options in Hall 10 to capitalize on the massive footfall the AMD World Championship is proven to generate at INTERMOT (see pages 32 to 34 of this edition of AMD).