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iHobby Expo moves to Cleveland

Published: August 22, 2011
The Hobby Manufacturers Association has announced that the 28th annual iHobby Expo will move to The International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 11-14, 2012.

HMA President Michael Bass, owner of Stevens International, said that the decision to move the expo hinged primarily on feedback from surveys of trade and exhibitor attendees.

"Our surveys indicated the desire of both exhibitors and trade attendees to visit other markets and evenures to reach important retailers in all regions of the country," Bass said in a HMA press release.

In the same press release, HMA Show Committee Chair Douglas Blaine (Bachmann Trains) said that the return on exhibitors' investments was "crucial" to the decision to move iHobby to another venue.

"We also wish to create the same excitement and interest in model hobbies in other markets throughout the U.S.," he said.

The I-X Center is near the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and hosts other shows during the year, including the Piston Power Show, featuring piston-powered vehicles.

The 27th iHobby Expo is Oct. 20-23, 2011 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.