Race Industry Week 2011 just got bigger with the announcement that the Professional Motorsport Circuit Forum North America will be held the week of the 2011 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando in December.
Organized by Professional Motorsport World magazine, based in the UK, the race track forum will bring together motorsport facility owners, operators and managers from across North America. The forum will discuss the development of new and existing facilities to maximize the return on investment and looking at options for expanding the revenue base through additional on-site facilities, such as kart tracks and drag strips. It will also consider approaches to generating the top-line revenue through creating and increasing the fan and user base through low cost, innovative marketing and networking approaches.
In addition the Forum will discuss the bread-and-butter issues of track operation and maintenance: paving, lighting, electronic marshaling systems, timing and scoring systems, barriers and fences and noise issues.
The 24th Annual PRI Trade Show features the latest product lines of 1,100 manufacturers of racing and high-performance automotive components, as well as precision machining equipment. It will be attended by approximately 40,000 racing business people from all over the United States, and from 65 countries. It will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 1–3, 2011, in the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando.
Thousands of racing entrepreneurs arrive early for Race Industry Week, featuring such important additional events as the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC), the International Council of Motorsport Sciences, the Stock Car Setup Seminar and the Industry Roundtable.
"I am absolutely delighted and extremely excited that Professional Motorsport Circuit Forum North America 2011 will now be co-located with the 24th Performance Racing Industry Trade Show,” said Sam Gee, conference director. “This is great news for our attendees and for PRI attendees that can now attend both the Forum and PRI Trade Show in one location in the same week.”
The PMC Forum will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29-30, 2011, in the Convention Center. There is a fee to attend.
“The new timing of the event is also perfect coming as it does at the end of the season for many tracks, precisely when they are looking to make changes, improvements and upgrades for the season to come,” continued Gee. “This will improve not just the already well appreciated discussions and presentations by making the Forum more timely and accessible but also deepen the level of expertise on offer. Track owners, investors, operators, and suppliers will all benefit with the added opportunity for suppliers and consultants to showcase and explain their products and services in the new networking and information area.
“Co-location with PRI makes perfect sense for all concerned widening and deepening the audience both for the PMC Forum and PRI Expo," concluded Gee.
Steve Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show, said the PMC Forum will be one more important factor in drawing the racing industry together in Orlando. “The chief attraction of the PRI Trade Show for racing business people around the US, and the world, is that they can find the entire racing industry in one exhibit hall at one time,” he said. “It also is an valuable new force in helping to improve the businesses of race tracks, which is where it all starts for racing industry sales.”
For more information, go to www.professionalmotorsportcircuit-forum.com/na.