Valuable networking opportunities at GIE+EXPO

Two show features – a live podcast with industry influencers and a social media lounge – will enhance the opportunities to network, learn and have fun with industry peers at GIE+EXPO, October 20-22.

New this year, “Influencer LIVE Powered by Kohler” is a live-audience podcast where attendees can interact, laugh and learn from the top names in the industry’s community. The event, set for Friday, October 22, 8 – 9:30 a.m., is hosted by Naylor Taliaferro, Paul Jamison and Caleb Auman. Featured guests include Allyn Hane, Jason Creel, Shawn and Savanaha Spencer and Kory Ballard. The event is free with trade show registration.

After a successful launch in 2019, the “Echo Means Business Social Media Lounge” is back on the show floor in a new, bigger and more central location with even more perks. Decked out with sofas and massage chairs for relaxing and tables set up for quiet meetings, it’s a place to meet up with colleagues, suppliers and friends. Other highlights in the lounge include:

  • A series of live interviews with industry pros and exhibitors will happen throughout the three days. Attendees can stop by to listen or tune in online.
  • Complimentary WiFi codes will be given every half hour for those looking to share their own photos or videos on social media.
  • Prize drawings and swag bags will be plentiful. Take and share photos in the social media booth for a chance to win.
  • Beer and popcorn will be served in the lounge Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. during the welcome reception on the show floor.

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