Magazine article Landscape & Irrigation

Can't Wait for GIE+EXPO

Magazine article Landscape & Irrigation

Can't Wait for GIE+EXPO

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Having attended the Green Industry Expo (GIE) four times and the International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo (EXPO) twice as many times. I'm excited to see the results of both shows merging to form the GREEN INDUSTRY and Equipment EXPO (GIE+EXPO).

And you should be too.

Making its debut Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, GIE+EXPO is sponsored by three of the green industry's most prominent associations--the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)--so it's bound to succeed.

Approximately 650 exhibitors will showcase their latest and greatest products and services in a single 425,700-square-foot exhibit hall. A worldwide audience of nearly 25,000 commercial end users, dealers, retailers, and buyers from institutions and government entities is expected to attend the show. The 19-acre outdoor demonstration area has been sold out since mid-August.

But the primary reason that I can't wait for this show is that it will offer the best of both GIE and EXPO. GIE built a solid reputation for delivering quality education, and this year will be no exception with more than 80 educational sessions being offered through PLANET's Green Industry Conference ( and the PGMS School of Grounds Management ( GIE+EXPO will also feature enhanced dealer education with the introduction of "The Dealer Experience--A Guide to Profitability," featuring interactive-style sessions where dealers will congregate and compare notes on best practices. …

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