Equip Expo has announced that housing for the 2023 event is officially open and show organizers are stressing the urgency around booking hotel rooms. The Expo, held October 17-20, 2023, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, will likely sell out its exhibit space – and so will the area’s hotels, reports the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and manages the show.
Louisville Tourism is the official housing provider for Equip Expo; booking details can be found at the Equip Expo website.
“Book your hotel rooms today – seriously,” says Kris Kiser, OPEI president. “Last year, we had a record, sell-out show with a long waiting list. Given this year is our 40th anniversary, we’re expecting another record breaker in attendance and exhibit space bookings.”
In addition to the KEC’s 30-acre Outdoor Demo Yard and expansive indoor exhibit space, downtown Louisville will be “a happening place for Expo this year,” says Kiser. “Downtown hotels, in particular, will fill up within weeks.”
New events for this year’s show include major downtown events:
• A new arena concert at the Yum! Center featuring headline band, Third Eye Blind.
• A Welcome Party at the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center (adjacent to the downtown Marriott and Hyatt hotels) with a concert from Expo house band, The Crashers.
“We’re going to have another banner year. We’re already fielding more than 60 exhibitor expansion requests, and the halls are full,” says Kiser. For the first time ever, the show is expanding into the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
“So let me say it again,” he adds. “Reserve your hotel room. Today.”
Last year, Equip Expo attracted more than 25,000 attendees who hailed from all 50 states and 49 countries. The show, which brings more than $20 million in revenue to Louisville, books more than 32,000 hotel rooms during show week.
Registration opens for Equip Exposition 2023 in April.