Over 1,000 suppliers are expected to exhibit at the 2012 Intermot expo, Oct. 3 through 10 in Cologne, Germany.
Vehicles and aftermarket products for motorcycles, scooters and bicycles will be on display, along with electrically powered mobility, accessories, clothing, parts, customizing, travel and workshop equipment, according to Koelnmesse GmbH, the show's organizer. The event’s "conceptual sponsor" is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), based in Essen.
"The strong participation of specialist dealers from Germany and abroad underlines the significance of INTERMOT Cologne as an important international business platform," organizers said. The 2010 event recorded 52,395 trade attendee registrations from 108 countries. "The proportion of trade visitors who came from abroad also increased, rising by 13 per cent to the record figure of 39 percent — representing 20,538 buyers from outside Germany," Koelnmesse stated.
Manufacturers slated to exhibit this year, according to Koelnmesse, include BMW Motorrad, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and KTM. "Famous brands like Victory, Royal Enfield, Peugeot, Kymco, Horex, Husqvarna, Can-Am/BRP will also be presenting their range of products," the organizers said.
"Established electric mobility brands such as Vectrix, e-max, Govecs, Brammo-Zero und SFM (Sachs) will be on display, as will the latest products from new participants such as E-Tropolis and e-bility with the Kumpan brand, the cult brand Schwalbe as e-Schwalbe and Ebretti Borghus. In the clothing segment, ixs, the new Dutch exhibitor Dane, Jopa Racing Products and Furygan, among many others, will be represented at INTERMOT Cologne. Parts Europe, Alpha Technik, Rizoma and Barracuda are some of the name brands in the parts segment that will be represented at the fair. And for the first time, Quadro, Repsol, Suomy und GoPro will be present," organizers said.
"It is becoming clear that the 2012 event will be similarly international in character. From the USA alone, a significant increase in exhibitors is expected," organizers added.
INTERMOT Cologne was awarded the status “certified trade fair” in February 2012 by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This reportedly allows potential exhibitors from the United States to apply for financial support to exhibit. The Commerce Department also provides promotional support and other assistance such as market analysis and market research.
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