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GIE+EXPO 2021 Returns in Person; Registration is Open

Registration is open, and plans are underway for GIE+EXPO to bring the industry back together in person October 20-22, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Online registration, available at gie-expo.com, is only $20 through September 9.

As of April 20, 675 companies had already signed on to exhibit at GIE+EXPO and the co-located Hardscape North America, representing an 18% increase over the same time in 2019. More than 70 are new exhibitors. And, with the expo center’s recent renovations to the demo area, exhibitors are looking forward to showcasing their latest innovations outdoors where attendees can test drive equipment.

With expanded education on real-world topics such as drones, robotics and connectivity, as well as features that put attendees behind the controls, this year’s show will offer a wide range of dynamic opportunities, including a hands-on drone zone (where attendees can fly drones with expert trainers); UTV test track; remote pilot certification course presented by the Indiana State University Aviation and Unmanned Systems Program; expanded in-tree arborist demonstrations and classroom courses, plus free dealer workshops by Bob Clements International, including a discussion on “Bulletproofing Your Business.

“Despite the pandemic, business never stopped for those who design, install, and maintain living landscapes. While this year’s show will look different, we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to Louisville,” Kris Kiser, managing partner of GIE+EXPO and Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) President, comments. “We understand how important GIE+EXPO is to our industry, and we are committed to providing the education, resources and networking businesses need to thrive.”

Recently named the sixth largest trade show in the nation, GIE+EXPO is sponsored by the OPEI, Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

For more information, visit gie-expo.com.

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