OPE magazine releases 2017 calendar of events

Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) magazine recently released the following calendar of events for the outdoor power equipment industry in 2017:

January 17-20
World of Concrete, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Email: contactus@worldofconcrete.com. Website: www.worldofconcrete.com.

January 26-28
47th annual Power Show Ohio, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA), PO Box 68, Dublin, OH 43017-0068; phone (614) 889-1309; fax (614) 889-0463. Email: info@amgllcusa.com or dalford@amgllcusa.com. Website: www.unitededa.com.

February 4-6
Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Association’s (OPEAA) 31st annual meeting, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Fla. Contact: Marla Popkin, director of meetings, OPEAA, 341 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 549-7608; fax (703) 549-7609; mpopkin@opei.org. Website: www.opeaa.org.

February 14
United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA) Dealer Convention, Crowne Plaza Airport, Louisville, Ky. Contact: United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA), PO Box 68, Dublin, OH 43017-0068; phone (614) 889-1309; fax (614) 889-0463. Email: info@amgllcusa.com. Website: www.unitededa.com.

February 26-March 1
The Rental Show, American Rental Association’s (ARA) 61st annual convention and trade show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Contact: ARA, 1900 19th St., Moline, IL 61265; phone (800) 334-2177; registration@therentalshow.com. Website: www.therentalshow.com or www.ararental.org.

March 5-8
Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Service Association’s (OPEESA) 16th annual meeting, The Wigwam, Phoeniz, Ariz. Contact: OPEESA, 37 Pratt St., Suite 2, Essex, CT 06426; phone (860) 767-1770; fax (860) 767-7932; info@opeesa.com. Website: www.opeesa.com.

March 7-11
CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: CONEXPO-CON/AGG, (800) 867-6060 or info@conexpoconagg.com. Website: www.conexpoconagg.com.

April 5-8
Equipment & Engine Training Council’s (EETC) 21st annual conference
, Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 3501 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, Va. Conference host and platinum sponsor: Stihl Inc. Online registration is available until April 1, 2017. Contact: Erik Sides, executive director, EETC, 3880 Press Wallace Dr., York, SC 29745; phone (888) 406-1810 or (803) 222-6149; eetc@eetc.org. Website: www.eetc.org.

May 9-11
National Hardware Show, North & Central Halls, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Website: www.nationalhardwareshow.com.

June 19-23
SkillsUSA’s 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Contact: SkillsUSA Inc., 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176-5494; phone (703) 777-8810; fax (703) 777-8999; anyinfo@skillsusa.org. Website: www.skillsusa.org.

June 20-22
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) 65th annual meeting, The American Club, 419 Highland Dr., Kohler, Wis. Contact: Marla Popkin, director of meetings, OPEI, 341 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 549-7600; fax (703) 549-7604; mpopkin@opei.org. Website: www.opei.org.

September 3-5
SPOGA+GAFA, the garden trade fair, Cologne, Germany. Website: www.spogagafa.com. Contact: Elaine Brook, brook@tema.de.

September 11-13
Glee, United Kingdom’s biggest garden and outdoor living trade show, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, United Kingdom. Contact for North America: (609) 921-0222 or adam.ash@i2ieventsgroup.com or glee@i2ieventsgroup.com. Website: www.gleebirmingham.com.

October 18-20
The Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) and Hardscape North America (HNA), Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Oct. 18 (Dealer Day): Open to dealers, distributors, retailers and media only. Oct. 19-20: Open to all industry participants. Contact: Sellers Expositions, 135 W. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150; phone (800) 558-8767 or (812) 949-9200; fax (812) 949-9600; info@gie-expo.com. Website: www.gie-expo.com.

If you’re aware of a 2017 OPE industry event that does not currently appear in the calendar above and would like it to be added, please feel free to e-mail details of the event to OPE Editor Steve Noe at snoe@epgmediallc.com. Thank you!