GIE+EXPO attendees will have the opportunity to explore 900 exhibits on the show floor and see six demonstrations Thursday and Friday.
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Dealers can pick and choose from new Dealer Workshops sponsored by BOB-CAT at the Dealer Resource Center during this year’s GIE+EXPO. During the show, dealers can stop by for educational programs like Profit Dealer Boot Camp led by Bob Clements and his team on Wednesday. Industry experts will lead two sessions of new 30-minute workshops continuing Thursday and Friday.

Other new dealer workshops this year include, the UTV University and Technician Training and Certification. Dealers will also have an exclusive lounge area in the resource center.

Acclaimed author and expert economist Alan Beaulieu will deliver the keynote address on Dealer Day at this year’s GIE+EXPO. Beaulieu has delivered economic analysis seminars to thousands of business owners and executives for the last 25 years.

In his expo session titled “A Good Year Ahead,” Beaulieu will help attendees understand the complexities of economic information, explain the current economy, and translate that into what it means for businesses today. The “Kick-Off” keynote will begin at 1:30 on Oct. 18. GIE+EXPO begins Wednesday, Oct. 18 for dealers and Oct. 19-20 for other industry participants.

Co-located with Hardscape North America, GIE+EXPO attendees will have the opportunity to explore 900 exhibits and see six demos Thursday and Friday starting at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. HNA access will provide product insights as well as information on how hardscaping can increase profits.

Free concerts return to Fourth Street Live! with Runaway June opening for headliner Uncle Kracker on Oct. 18. The Crashers with Alaska and Mandi perform Oct. 19 and V-Groove closes GIE+EXPO on Oct. 20.

Eight National Association of Landscape Professionals workshops will cover an expansive selection of topics for an additional $85. Workshops include: 

  • The 4 Keys to Crush Your Goal by Jeffrey Knight of Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply
  • The Success Marketing Strategy for Growing Your Landscaping Business by Christopher Yates of Success Landscape Marketing
  • 50 Sure-Fire Ways to Reduce Cost & Increase Profits by Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme of The Harvest Group

Hardscape services will take center stage at several workshops as well for an additional $50.

New products are a must-see as exhibitors plan to launch several new products. The 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open all day Thursday and Friday.

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