equip magazine | Edition 3


New Year. New Name.

equip magazine

Welcome to the first year of our 40-year-old trade show.

Kris Kiser President and CEO

Equip Exposition (formerly known as GIE+EXPO) officially launches this fall. With a new name and a new brand, we’re evolving OPEI’s trade show to best meet the needs of all our attendees—landscapers, dealers, retailers, hardscapers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and everyone else who makes this industry work. Equip Exposition underscores that this trade show is the best place to equip yourself and your business for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Many of you may be thinking, what is OPEI? The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has operated for 70 years as a trade association representing manufacturers of outdoor power equipment and their suppliers. Through our member committees, we develop and maintain product safety standards. Our staff also manages and operates OPEI Canada, the Outdoor Power Parts and Accessories Association, the TurfMutt Foundation, and—what you’re likely most familiar with— Equip Exposition.

Karen Williams Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Development

Troy Winebrenner Show Director

Richard Corbett Operations Manager

Chuck Bowen Vice President, Communications and Education Programming Gilly Goodman Vice President, Senior Managing Creative Director, HZ

OPEI is the voice of the industry.

Our members are the companies that make the equipment you and your crews use every day in your business, and many of the exhibitors you’ll see on the floor and in the Outdoor Demo Yard this fall. OPEI started this trade show nearly 40 years ago in partnership with the city of Louisville, and we’ve worked together ever since.

Contributors Bob Clements Rob DiFranco Lindsey Getz Judith Guido

Suzanne Henry Christine Herrick Sara Hey Seth Jones

Amy Perkins Mike Zawacki

For general information about Equip Exposition, including registration, please contact us at:

Website: www.equipexposition.com Email: info@equipexposition.com Phone: (844) 770-2963 or (502) 536-7050 Address: 209 E Main St. #301, Louisville, KY 40202

TurfMutt Foundation spokesdog Mulligan with Foundation President Kris Kiser.

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