AIMExpo Disruptive Thinking

The AIMExpo Disruptive Thinking education platform is designed to help dealers approach their business from different perspectives, bringing together current industry need-to-know content with broad, high-level topics that impact all aspects of business and life.  The integration of the MIC Symposium into AIMExpo creates an education platform that will feature keynotes, panels packed with industry powerhouses, and in depth classroom sessions covering vital topics facing powersports today and opportunities that lay ahead.

2024 AIMExpo Disruptive Thinking Videos

AIMExpo 2024: Opening Session

Welcome to AIMExpo 2024’s opening day on the Disruptive Thinking Stage. Presented live on February 6, the session opened with comments from Cinnamon Kernes, Vice President of Market Expansion and Events, Motorcycle Industry Council.

AIMExpo 2024 Keynote: Navigating New Horizons, by David Savlowitz

Unlocking Innovation and Growth for Businesses in Uncharted Waters in a rapidly evolving economy and business landscape, the need for innovation and differentiation has never been more crucial. Join us for a captivating opening session on the transformative power of Blue Ocean Strategy and why businesses should embrace it. Discover the five compelling reasons why this strategy is essential for achieving unparalleled success.

MIC Breakfast with the Board presented by S&P Global Mobility

Presented live on February 6, a panel made up of the officers of the MIC Board of Directors; chair Derek Brooks of Yamaha, vice chair John Hinz of KTM, and secretary/treasurer Jim Woodruff of National Powersport Auctions. The panel focused on what trends leadership has seen over the last year, the data behind the trends. and what it means for the industry. The panel was hosted by Sam Dantzler, president of Garage Composites.

Synchrony presents … Consumer Sentiment and Buying Trends

Synchrony assembled a panel of consumer trend experts, including Erica Sheffield, Synchrony’s Vice President of Research; Charles Smith, Synchrony’s AVP of Sales – Outdoor; Heather Weidner, Synchrony’s Vice President, Market Leader; Michael Angeli, Piaggio’s National Sales Manager; and Joshua March, Piaggio’s Trade Marketing Manager.

Garage Composites Live Podcast

We were lucky to have Tony Gonzales and Sam Dantzler of Garage Composites present their first-ever, Garage Composites Live Garagecast, right on the AIMExpo show floor. Tony and Sam took live, unprompted questions from the audience on a wide range of subjects, all of great interest to today’s powersports dealer.

MPN Dealer Excellence Track: F & I

MPN’s Dealer Excellence Track: F & I was presented in panel form, moderated by MPN’s Greg Jones. The panel consisted of; Jason Duncan, McGraw Powersports; JD Baker, Protective Asset Protection; John McFarland, Lightspeed; and Zachary Materne, Apiar Commercial Risk Management.

MPN Dealer Excellence Track: Marketing & Sales

How to grow and excel in the digital retail world.

Join host Meagan Kusek, editor for Motorcycle & Powersports News, with her excellent panel, consisting of Johnathan Aguero of Transax, Jason Nierman of Rollick, Mike Wyrzykowski of Blackpurl, Troy Snyder of Trader Interactive, and Martine Nuera of DX1.

MPN Dealer Excellence Track: Training & Talent

Hot to attract, retain, and develop talent, with an emphasis on Techs and Sales. Presented by MPN, this panel of successful dealers focuses on what they do to attract, keep, train, and create the best team members possible. Hosted by MPN’s Greg Jones, the panel consists of Brent Gyuricza of Maverick Motorsports, AJ Meisel of Plano Kawasaki Suzuki, and Michael Maledon of Elway Powersports.

MIC Symposium: The Economic Roadmap for Powersports Sales

Buckle up for an exhilarating quantitative journey into predictive analytics that will provide invaluable insights into the future! Gain a firsthand look into the most recent trends and forecasts for power sports sales, power sports pricing indices, and the overall economy!
Presented by David Savlowitz and Michael Ponton of Competitive Analytics.

MIC Symposium: Protecting the Business of Your Business

Subject-matter experts in their respective fields address three key areas of your business you may not be paying enough attention but need to be. Moderated by Jared Burt, Hero Hub, the panel consisted of Douglas Choi of The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers; Sanjay Mehta of the Liberty Company Insurance Brokers; Barry Glenn of Triada; and Rick Kallas of Fiserv.

MIC Symposium: Revving Up Your Wealth

Understanding the value of your powersports dealership. Presented by Paulina Matel & Brad Stanek, Morgan Stanley / Courtney Bernhard & George Chaconas, Performance Brokerage Services.

Whether you’re gearing up to step away from your business now or ten years from today, understanding the value of your powersports dealership is critical. Join these experts as they discuss:
• The key components that go into determining a dealership’s valuation
• Tips to refine the balance sheet that help highlight the dealership’s true value
• The actions you can take to grow this value and your wealth over time
• Financial planning ideas that will help you make better decisions for your business