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By Steve Lewis on November 2, 2011

Here's Steve's Publisher's Page from the giant November Show Issue of PRI magazine:

The racing industry will gather in throngs at the 24th Annual PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY Trade Show when the doors to another spectacular industry event promptly at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 1, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. I’d like to welcome all the exhibitors (over 1000) and all the attendees who come from all parts of the US and the world to Orlando as the racing industry “gets down to business” at the PRI Trade Show and Race Industry Week 2011.

Race Industry Week 2011 features an outstanding lineup of specially designed conferences that provide a valuable opportunity to get information fast about key and important subjects. The AETC Conference, spearheaded by Ron Coleman and Scooter Brothers, starts on Monday, November 28, where hundreds of engine builders gather for the latest technical information. Then we have the International Council of Motorsport Sciences’ annual congress taking place on Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1, where the leading medical and scientific minds in racing discuss how to make the sport safer. New for this year is the Professional Motorsport Circuit Owners and Operators Convention with subject matter specifically geared for racing venues large and small.

This November Show Issue is a very useful tool to help each attendee develop an individual “plan of attack” for which companies to see and meet in the exhibit hall. Use the handy Guide To Exhibitors beginning on page 214 to help develop your Trade Show shopping list. Also, for all you iPad and iPhone owners, PRI Magazine has its very own Apple app so you can download the app and then receive this PRI magazine digitally. We now have over 5000 people receiving PRI magazine via the iPad and iPhone. Just visit the iTunes AppStore at http://bit.ly/primag_app.

The next cool tool to help you navigate the PRI Trade Show while you are at the Show is the new Mobile Show Planner. You can use the My Show Planner on the PRI website before you leave for Orlando and then access it on any web enabled phone while at the Trade Show. Just link to and bookmark http://bit.ly/pri1_mobile.

As always, our special PRI Trade Show events are on a “must attend” list for everyone, including the 15th Annual Industry Roundtable, on Wednesday, November 30, and the Grand Opening Breakfast, on Thursday, December 1, with Dave Despain. The recommendation is to arrive at 7 a.m. to the Breakfast and get your seat close to the front because you do not want to miss one moment of the excitement and fun that will be happening on stage. Then as the Show closes on Thursday evening, everyone will be treated to the PRI Budweiser Happy Hour as our good friends at Budweiser bring 20,000 cans of ice cold beer that always seem to disappear very quickly. After the Happy Hour, everyone is invited to step outside the Convention Center and go to the 5th annual Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI Powered by Rotax. We will have the nation’s best karters along with a fantastic lineup of “all-star” drivers who will be racing wheel to wheel on the tight, fast, purpose-built track right outside the South Lobby exit. We will have bleacher seating for 3500, plus refreshments will be available.

It is a true joy for me to personally welcome each and every exhibitor and attendee to the 24th Annual PRI Trade Show. Our hard-working PRI team stands ready to answer questions and help each and every exhibitor and attendee have an enjoyable, rewarding experience during the Trade Show. On behalf of everyone here at PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY, enjoy your experience. It is YOUR Trade Show.

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Steve Lewis is the founder and publisher of Performance Racing Industry.
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