May 6-8
National Hardware Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Website:

June 17-19
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) annual meeting, The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla. Contact: Marla Popkin, director of meetings, OPEI, 341 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 549-7600; fax (703) 549-7604; Website:

June 23-27
SkillsUSA’s 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), Kansas City, Mo. Contact: SkillsUSA, 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176; phone (703) 777-8810; fax (703) 777-8999. Website:

August 31-September 2
SPOGA+GAFA, International Garden Trade Fair with the International Trade Fair for Sport, Camping and Garden Lifestyle, Cologne, Germany. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 2. Website:

September 14-16
GLEE, International Garden and Leisure Show, NEC Birmingham, England. Website:

October 22-24
The Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Oct. 22 (Dealer Day): Open to dealers, distributors, retailers and media only. Oct. 23-24: Open to everyone. Contact: Sellers Expositions, 135 W. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150; phone (800) 558-8767 or (812) 949-9200; fax (812) 949-9600; Website:


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