GIE+EXPO 2014’s $15 early-bird registration fee is available through Thursday, Sept. 11, at www.gie-expo.com. From Sept. 12 until 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, pre-registration will be $30. For those who wait to register until during the show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Oct. 22-24, the fee will be $60 per person.
Attendees have user-friendly tools that make the registration process easy; plus, registrants can schedule and manage appointments with exhibitors and set their agenda with real-time Personalized Dashboards. Through the dashboards, attendees can also manage their attendance in educational sessions and access exhibitors’ brochures.
The Connect Me mobile smart phone app, which will be available through the App Store in early October, allows attendees to locate exhibitors that match their product interests before and during the trade show. They can also browse the entire exhibitor list, collect exhibitor electronic brochures, and manage appointments. All data collected returns to the dashboard in real time.
With Buyer Connect, attendees are able to keep track of the exhibits they visit, download company information about those exhibitors, send individual e-mails to exhibitors’ contacts, and follow up at their convenience. Buyer Connect helps exhibitors keep track of attendees who stopped by their booth, create show reports, and send e-mails to leads.
Before and after the show, exhibitors can use the lead retrieval app CompuLEAD Smart, which enables exhibitors to connect with attendees on and off the floor using their own smart phones.
In addition to the features on the dashboard, exhibitors will have the opportunity to use Exhibitor Invites, a fast and easy way to create and launch e-mail campaigns alerting customers to the products and services that will be featured at their booths, as well as the customer events they are planning during GIE+EXPO.
“Our number one goal is to give attendee customers and exhibitors the best tools available to increase ROI and keep track of their GIE+EXPO participation before, during, and after the show,” said Warren Sellers, show manager. “The technology we are using makes that possible.”
GIE+EXPO’s Invite-a-Friend program will award an iPad 3 to one lucky winner. To enter, register online at www.gie-expo.com and then send an online invitation to a friend. When that person registers, you will be eligible for the drawing. Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation e-mail, and the winner will be announced at the show.
A big hit last year, the $10,000 Friday Giveaway will start at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. Winners must be present to win $1,000 at 1 p.m.; $2,000 at 2 p.m.; $3,000 at 3 p.m.; and $4,000 at 4 p.m. To be eligible, register for GIE+EXPO. An entry form with instructions will be mailed along with badges. The giveaway is sponsored by Belgard.
GIE+EXPO’s 2014 dates are Wednesday, Oct. 22 (Dealer Day), and Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24, for all industry participants. The annual event is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI), Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). HNA is sponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).
For information and online registration for the trade show and education program, visit www.gie-expo.com. Other contact points: Facebook, info@GIE-EXPO.com, Twitter @GIE_EXPO and phone (800) 558-8767/(812) 949-9200.