VP Mike Pence to Speak at 2017 AIMExpo?

Is Mike Pence going to be at this year’s American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)? According to Dealernews, the long-time “voice of powersports retailers,” he’s entertaining the thought.

Dealernews reports that it has invited the Vice President of the United States to deliver the keynote address at the 2017 AIMExpo in Columbus, Ohio. Dealernews says it “issued the invitation this spring through Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), who is part owner of a motorcycle dealership,” adding that it’s on Pence’s schedule and he’s told senior aides to ‘make it happen.’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (Photo courtesy of www.whitehouse.gov)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (Photo courtesy of www.whitehouse.gov)

According to AIMExpo’s website, its purpose is to “serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry.” The expo represents American business both at the dealer level as well as major players like Harley-Davidson and Polaris Industries. The AIMExpo would be an ideal conduit for Pence to reach a wide spectrum of the powersports industry as stimulating the American economy has been one of the primary platforms for the current administration.

Pence himself is a long-time motorcyclist with a penchant for Harley-Davidsons. He’s participated in numerous charitable motorcycle rides in the past which makes the possibility of him attending the 2017 AIMExpo even more plausible. Having a keynote speaker the magnitude of the U.S. Vice President would make exhibit space at this year’s expo an even more valuable commodity.