International Model and Hobby Expo (IMHE)

Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Location: Rosemont, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 10, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2003
Registration Date: Sep 01, 2003
Early Registration Date: Aug 10, 2003
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Whether you're looking for radio control, railroad, die-cast or plastic models; games, kites, science-educational products, tools or other specialty items, this is the premier marketplace for the model hobby industry.
Why Should you Exhibit?Show that you are one of the leaders, the movers and shakers and be counted among the best of the best! Participate in the largest, most diverse trade show of its kind and experience Your Premier Marketplace, featuring:

Radio Control
Plastic Kits
Specialty items
Slot Cars
And much more!

Meet face-to-face with the most qualified retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturer reps and media personnel in the industry. Our attendees come from 36 countries - over 3,500 attendees looking to buy the newest and best products. We have customers you can't find anywhere else!

Hobby shops
Museum shops
On-line dealers
Gift shops
Toy shops
Industry media
Over 200 distributors
Mass market stores
Specialty dealers
Industry reps

Wow the customers with your latest, greatest products to make their fourth-quarter holiday season HOT! Be prepared to write orders (or make your distributors happy) and put your shipping into high gear!

Get the most for your money with a substantial Return on Investment. For a 10 X 20 exhibit, we estimate the cost at $6.19 per impression! The standard booth rate for 2003 is $8.25 per square foot. Premium space (those booths with more than one aisle exposure) is $9.10. What do you get?

Basic booth d├ęcor - standard back drape, side curtains, and sign with company name

Your virtual booth on including company info and product category

Your directory listing in the trade directory

Opportunity to promote your products to a highly-qualified, ready-to-buy attendee, and not just another hobbyist!
Your Premier Marketplace in Cyberspace Speaking of the web site, you will appear in your on-line booth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Get attendee interest before you ever step foot in the convention center! Set up appointments for the show! Plan your visit with your personalized planner! Make sure you've met all the deadlines with the custom checklist! For your booth rental fee, you get the advantage of this easy to use marketing tool!

Enjoy the convenience of Rosemont. The City of Rosemont is only five minutes from O'Hare International Airport, and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center has five on-site hotels directly across the street! Shuttles to and from the airport to hotels and the convention center make it an "in-and-out" experience. Rosemont was listed as the number two destination in the nation for trade shows and conventions, and it's easy to see why! And all of Chicago is at our back door!

Reserve your place in Your Premier Marketplace now!

Why Should I Attend?

Find the most comprehensive product mix: radio control products, trains, rockets, plastics, die-cast, games, kites, miniatures, tools, accessories, publications, science/ educational, specialty toys and much more! Many new products were shown at the 2001 Show.

Meet the people who make the products you sell. Who better to teach selling techniques than the creator? Conduct business face-to-face in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and network with key industry representatives to plan buying strategies.

Learn something new at one of our seminars. We have industry experts who will give you the information you need to compete and they will moderate discussions about the latest products and what they can do for you.

Enjoy the weather in beautiful Rosemont and Chicago! We will have some great events to choose from. Some past trips include: Cruise on Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue Bus Trip, White Sox Baseball Game, Grand Victoria Casino Trip, and more!

The best reason of all for attending is to see the newest, best products from our exhibitors - industry leaders and innovators!


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Additional Information

To attend: Go to our site,, to see the schedule of events, make your hotel reservations, REGISTER TO ATTEND, and much more! To contact us, please e-mail or call 847-740-1111. Pre-registration (before September 1st) is always FREE!! After this date, you will need to register on-site for a fee of $50 per company. To Exhibit: Call Kathleen Racine or Laura Daly at 847-740-1111. Go on-line to view our web site and virtual show floor. Booth pricing: Standard, in-line booth - $8.25 USD per sq. ft. Premium (more than 1 aisle exposure)- $9.10 USD per sq. ft.