Continuing the show’s record-breaking trajectory, early bird registration week for the 2018 GIE+EXPO (Green Industry and Equipment Expo) was the biggest ever. More than 3,000 attendees registered the week of September 3, setting a new weekly record and putting overall attendee registration 12% ahead of last year at this time. More than 24,000 participants are projected to be in Louisville October 17-19 for the annual event.
“Every indication points to the 2018 show being bigger than ever been on all fronts,” said Warren Sellers, show director. “Participation from all segments of the industry is going strong. Add to that the synergy that’s being generated by the new Wednesday format, as well as exhibitors who are stepping up participation on the show floor – both indoors and out – and this is shaping up to be our best event yet!”
The servicing dealer registration category is up 12% over last year at this time. The contractor categories are up 11%.
Attendee registration for Hardscape North America, co-located with GIE+EXPO, is currently 11% ahead of last year.
Exhibitor participation is up with about 1,000 total GIE+EXPO and HNA exhibits, indoors and out. 18% are new exhibitors.
The Outdoor Demonstration Area will cover more than 20 acres.
More new product introductions are expected, with more than 120 products in the New Products Spotlight and 21 exhibitors hosting press conferences.
GIE+EXPO’s 2018 dates are Oct. 17-19. For more information and online registration, visit www.gie-expo.com.