I've been to the GIE+Expo every year it has held since 2012. I started by lawn care business in 2011 but didn't learn about the largest lawn and landscape tradeshow in the world until the following year. Since I live in Northern Kentucky, making it to 'the show' is very convenient for me.
If you've never been to GIE+Expo, now called Equip Exposition, I'll let you know what you've been missing.
If you've been to the GIE+Expo before, I'll also be highlighting giveaways and things to see at the 2022 event.
GIE+Expo is now Equip Exposition
For 40 years, 'the show' held in the middle of October each year was called the GIE+Expo. Moving forward, starting in October of 2022, GIE+Expo is now called Equip Exposition.
The 2022 Equip Exposition will be held October 18-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. This is the same location as it's been held in the past.
Suppliers, dealers, distributors, service providers, and manufacturers pack the Kentucky Exposition Center inside and out where they display their products and services. Reps on there to answer any questions you have and the outdoor 'demo' area is where you can literally hop on or try just about any piece of equipment you can imagine!
Equip Expositions 2022 Giveaways
Stens - Win This Beast! Polaris General Giveaway - Stens, "The Parts Company," we are an authorized Stens dealer by the way, is giving away a brand new Polaris General UTV. Enter by visiting the Stens booth #9075 or by visiting winthisbeast.com.
Stihl's $5,000 Dealer Giveaway - Only available to dealers. Dealers be sure to enter at the Stihl booth before the giveaway at 10:45 AM Wednesday, October 19th.
Numerous other giveaways will occur at the show! Most of these require you to enter at the booth of the company offering the giveaway. Prizes include gift cards, equipment, and cold hard cash! Some require you to be in attendance when the winner is announced and others do not.
Things To Do At The Equip Exposition
Demo area - My personal favorite part of the show is the demo area. Everything you can imagine from lawn mowers to skid steers to weed eaters and chainsaws will be at the outdoor demo booths and you can try any of these items out! Reps are on hand to get you any additional info you may want or need.
4th Street Live in the evenings! - Everyone is on 4th Street Live in the evenings. Food, drinks, and entertainment is what you can expect with a bunch of lawn and landscape folk in good ole Kentucky!
Hardscape North America - Running congruent with the Equip Exposition is Hardscape North America. It's basically part of 'the show' but has it's own area and is dedicated to hardscapes.
There is much, much more to do! Visit the official Equip Exposition website to learn more about the hours you can attend each day and all of the other exciting things going on at the show and in Louisville in general this October 18th-21st. Of course, you can also buy tickets on their site.
Will iGoPro Lawn Supply be at Equip Exposition?
I'm definitely going to be there! We will not have a booth though. Our parent company is Lawn Crack, LLC and Lawn Crack has had a booth in the past. It turned out to be a pretty costly marketing mistake so for now I will just be attending as a guest. If you see me walking the show, say hi!