News 24 Jun 2011

Gold Coast gears up to host anticipated motorcycle, scooter and PWC showcase

Queensland’s Gold Coast will host its third instalment of the Australian Motorcycle Expo, Australian Scooter Festival and Australian Personal WaterCraft (PWC) Show from February 17-19, 2012.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre’s largest consumer show will utilise over 10,000 sqm of indoor space as well as foyers and the surrounding outdoor precinct.

A pastime or a passion, the motorcycle, scooter and PWC lifestyle is actively embraced in South East Queensland, and the event aims to cater for riders of all experience levels and budgets.

Event Manager Mark Petersen said visitor experience was a primary focus of the Expo, with demonstrations, attractions, test rides and guest appearances to accompany over 100 different manufacturer, accessory and service stands.

“We’re excited to announce the return of the Australian Motorcycle Expo, Australian Scooter Festival and Australian PWC Show to the Gold Coast next February,” said Petersen. “The region lends itself to a lifestyle on two wheels and the water and there has been plenty of interest in the staging of our next exhibition.

“The motorcycle, scooter and PWC industries in Australia are driven by brands, businesses and people who are passionate about this lifestyle. As a result we see little effort spared when it comes to assembling complete, informative and entertaining displays.

“Diversity is a key appeal of this lifestyle. Leisure or commuting, on-road, off-road or on the water, a rider for just days or decades, there really is something here for everyone to enjoy and participate in.

“As well as showcasing new motorcycles, scooters, PWCS and parts, accessories and services, the event aims to inform, educate and entertain. Safety seminars, special guests, competitions, bike builds and action demonstrations from freestyle motocross, freestyle PWC, trials and mini bike riders will make this a must-visit for all riders and their families.”

Petersen predicted the Gold Coast would benefit from the injection of extra tourist dollars with many exhibitors and visitors, including clubs and enthusiast groups, travelling from interstate.

“The Australian Motorcycle Expo attracts plenty of interstate interest along with that from South East Queensland,” he continued. “Many have already planned gatherings on the Gold Coast for the weekend and the local area is sure to benefit as they check out the many tourist attractions and sample the local hospitality.”

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