Attendees at GIE+EXPO 2019 will now benefit from free parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Show organizers have arranged free parking for participants all three days of show. GIE+EXPO is set for October 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville. Online registration is available at www.gie-expo.com.

“We recognize that GIE+EXPO is an investment in each attendee’s business, and we strive to make it as affordable as possible,” said Kris Kiser, managing partner of GIE+EXPO and OPEI president. “More importantly, the free parking will allow easy access through all of the gates. A major challenge for any large event at a venue like KEC is payment processing at gates. Now at GIE+EXPO, there’s no more waiting at the gate.”

Additional opportunities for participants to save on travel to the show include pre-arranged hotel rates and airline discounts.

Louisville’s Housing Bureau makes booking hotel reservations quick and easy with pre-arranged rates. In addition, anyone who books through the bureau will be entered to win prizes ranging from a Louisville gift basket or personalized bourbon bottles to a complimentary hotel room during the show. For immediate hotel confirmation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, book your reservation at www.gie-expo.com/travel/hotels. To make reservations by phone, call the Louisville Housing Bureau at 800-743-3100 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT.

Four airlines are currently offering discounts for GIE+EXPO travel.

  • American Airlines discounted fares are available by contacting their Meeting Services Desk, (800) 433-1790. Use authorization number: A18H9BL.
  • Delta is offering up to a 10% discount on flights. Search flights at www.delta.com/meetings, select ‘Book Your Flight’ and use Meeting Code NMT7H. For groups of 10 or more, call (800) 328-1111.
  • Southwest Airlines is offering 8% off Anytime & Business Select fares and 2% off select Wanna Get Away fares and 50% bonus Rapid Rewards points. Book starting 4/15/19 and travel 10/12 – 10/19/19. Go to www.swabiz.com/flight and use Company ID: 99636972.
  • United Airlines is offering up to 10% discount on flights. Search flights at www.united.com and use code: ZGWW649353. Or call United Reservations Meetings at (800) 426-1122.

Louisville’s airport (SDF), serviced by nearly every major and regional airline, is across the interstate from the Kentucky Exposition Center. Shuttle buses will run between the airport, exposition center and select hotels.