Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment expo, has opened registration for the 2022 tradeshow, held October 18-21, in Louisville, Kentucky. The new name and brand for the former GIE+Expo was introduced last year by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and manages the tradeshow.
“Equip Exposition is the experience of the year for the outdoor living, landscape, and power equipment industry. It’s the industry’s proving ground,” says Kris Kiser, OPEI president. “Equip Exposition is one trade show where you can test before you invest in new products, innovations and ideas for your business.”
Equip Expo has expanded its education offerings for attendees, including a series of landscape contractor workshops, as well as courses on adding irrigation, pool and landscape lighting segments. Bob Clements International and the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) will offer technician training and management courses for dealers and retailers.
“We hear from our attendees that they want products and education that will help them grow their business, and that’s what they’ll find in Louisville this October. You can talk to the minds behind the products and technology – then walk outside to the 20-plus-acre Demo Yard to try it out. Add the education sessions, entertainment and networking, and Louisville is where you’ll find the future of the business,” says Kiser.
New this year, Equip Exposition will kick off Tuesday evening, with a welcome reception for all attendees at Louisville Slugger Field. The Expo will open earlier Wednesday – at 9 a.m. for dealers and 12 noon for contractors – as well as feature a TurfMutt Foundation 5K, sponsored by Ariens, at the Louisville Downtown riverfront and across the Ohio River pedestrian bridge, and close Friday with a networking breakfast and keynote.
All registrants receive free admission to:
- Welcome Reception at Louisville Slugger Field, sponsored by Husqvarna and Louisville Tourism;
- Opening Keynote with David Feherty, sponsored by John Deere and Equip;
- Concert Series with Trace Adkins and the Crashers, sponsored by Stihl on the Belgard Stage;
- Influencer Live, sponsored by Kohler Engines; and
- Closing Keynote and Breakfast with National Geographic’s Joel Sartore.
In addition, Equip Exposition continues to co-locate with Hardscape North America, the premier tradeshow for hardscape contractors, presented by the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute and National Concrete Manufacturers Association. Registration at Equip Expo gets attendees free access to the HNA show.
Registration is open for landscape professionals, hardscape contractors, outdoor power equipment dealers and retailers, and manufacturers at www.equipexposition.com.