Dealer Day keynote lunch announced for GIE+EXPO

New for 2014, a keynote lunch has just been announced for Dealer Day Oct. 22 at GIE+EXPO in Louisville. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. that day, an opening lunch featuring New York Times bestselling author Steve McClatchy will kick off the 2014 show. Following the keynote lunch, dealers, retailers, distributors and the media will be treated to an exclusive preview of the show.

McClatchy, the author of Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example and president of Alleer Training & Consulting, has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics of leadership, performance, personal growth, and work/life engagement. His client list includes the National Football League (NFL), Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, Comcast, Accenture, HP, Discovery Channel, DHL Europe, Tiffany’s, Wells Fargo and Campbell’s Soup. McClatchy is best known for his passion, sense of humor and energetic personality.

In this fast-paced, interactive and engaging presentation, McClatchy will teach dealers how to stay motivated and perform at their personal best on a daily basis. Participants will learn to do the following:

Focus on results and the true drivers of performance
Regain critical planning and personal time
Dramatically increase work/life engagement

GIE+EXPO 2014 will take place Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 24, at Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center. Wednesday will be an exclusive preview day for dealers, retailers and distributors to meet one-on-one with exhibitors, attend seminars, and preview new products featured at the trade show, as well as at Hardscape North America (HNA), which is co-located with GIE+EXPO. A Dealer Resource Pavilion, offering products, advice and techniques to generate high performance, will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and indoor exhibits will be open 3-7 p.m. During a welcome reception on the show floor from 5 to 7 p.m., many of the exhibitors will host games, food, festivities and prizes in their booths.

On Thursday and Friday, the trade show and the adjacent Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open to all in the industry.

“Combining this luncheon with the opportunities available in the Dealer Resource Pavilion, 750 indoor exhibits and the outdoor demonstration area, dealers will find a full lineup of profit-boosting opportunities at GIE+EXPO,” said Warren Sellers, show director.

The keynote lunch is sponsored by Gravely and Stihl. Pre-registration is required. The cost to attend the keynote is $25 (includes a box lunch), and the cost to register for the trade show is $15 through Sept. 11; $30 Sept. 12-Oct. 22; or $60 onsite.

For information and online registration for GIE+EXPO and the Dealer Day keynote lunch, go to Other contact points: Facebook, and (800) 558-8767/(812) 949-9200.


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