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HMA board announces new iHobby Expo management

Published: January 2, 2013
The Hobby Manufacturers Association Board of Directors announced on Dec. 31 the finalization of an agreement with Hobby Show Promotions to manage the iHobby Expo for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2017.

“I am pleased to announce to HMA members and iHobby Expo exhibitors that Hobby Show Promotions, under the direction of Randy Bachmann and Dave Swanson, will manage the expos including both the trade and consumer segments of the show,” HMA President Fred Hill said. “The HMA board, negotiations sub-committee and show committee recognized the need to work with new show management and we will move forward to re-energize our industry's premier trade and consumer event.”

Members of the board negotiation sub-committee included Hill, Mike Bass of Stevens International, Frank Ritota of Model Rectifier Corp. and Mark Schwing  of Electronic Model Systems, who worked on behalf of the board to craft an agreement that will improve the 2013 event and other shows in the future. Current exhibitors will receive detailed information about the 2013 event by Jan. 31. For additional information or questions, contact the HMA office at 973-283-9088.