equip magazine | Edition 3

NEW IN 2022

The October trade show includes its first-ever Welcome Reception, Mulligan’s 5K Fun Run and Walk, and enhanced networking opportunities. Keep Your Business on the Cutting Edge

Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition, is enhancing attendee experiences for the 2022 trade show, to be held Oct. 18–21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Registration is open for landscape professionals, hardscape contractors, outdoor power equipment dealers and retailers, and manufacturers and other industry members at www.equipexposition.com. Early Bird registration ends after Sept. 9, 2022. “Attendees will find many changes to enhance their experience at the show in 2022. When we re-branded and renamed the event last year from GIE+EXPO to Equip Exposition, attendee feedback was clear. They wanted more time—to try out equipment outside, to attend education sessions, and to network, swap ideas, and learn how to grow profitability,” says Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and manages Equip Exposition. “We’ve heard them and are giving show attendees many new experiences, and most importantly, more hours at the show.” Of the many improvements this year, the ever-popular Outdoor Demo

Outdoor Demo Yard

Expanded this year to nearly 30 acres NEW – Earlier Hours Wednesday, Oct. 19 12 PM – 5 PM Thursday, Oct. 20 9 AM – 5 PM Friday, Oct. 21 9 AM – 1 PM

Yard. Drivers must be at least age 16 and have a valid driver’s license to drive one of the UTVs. Hours for the trade show are also expanding, both for the indoor exhibition area, which boasts 1,000-plus exhibits covering 675,000 square feet of exhibit space, and for the expanded Outdoor Demo Yard. Overall, the show opens earlier on Wednesday, starting for dealers at 9 a.m. and for landscape contractors at 12 p.m. Outdoor Demo Yard hours also start early, with expanded Wednesday hours from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Yard, where attendees can ”test before they invest” in new equipment to see if it’s right for their businesses, has expanded by nearly 8 acres—and is now nearly 30 acres. Landscapers, dealers, and contractors can drive, dig, mulch, cut, trim, mow, saw, and more to see how equipment performs before they purchase. “Companies that have never reserved outdoor demonstration areas to show their products are lining up to be outside this year,” says Kiser. An expanded UTV test track also will be available in the Outdoor Demo

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