04-23-20 | Association News

In Spite of Current COVID-19 Conditions, GIE Plans to Move Ahead

Expanded Slate of Technology and Business-focused Educational Sessions Proposed

GIE+EXPO is still currently scheduled to take place October 21-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kris Kiser, the president of OPEI, which produces GIE+EXPO, released a statement to update visitors and exhibitors on what's happening with the international tradeshow.

"While we continue to take prudent measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our OPEI family by working remotely and rotating through the office, and practicing social distancing, our plans for the association and GIE+EXPO are moving forward," says Kiser. "GIE+EXPO is still currently scheduled to take place this October 21-23 in Louisville, Kentucky, our home for the last 38 years.

"GIE+EXPO sales remain strong. We fully expect our nation will soon turn a critical corner in dealing with this pandemic and be back in business. In the meantime, we remain active and working with our partners to help the industry address the challenges facing it now and, in the future, - including moving forward with plans for our tradeshow.

"The 2020 show looks strong. Forty new exhibitors have signed on, and we have several new opportunities for attendees this year, including expanded in-tree arborist training in Freedom Hall, hands-on drone sessions, and a UTV test track.

"We are also planning a robust schedule of education programming with our partners, featuring an expanded slate of technology sessions and business-focused programming, as well as education for hardscaping, snow and ice management, irrigation, landscape lighting, and more."

Registration for the show is now open at, where the full schedule of education programming can also be viewed.


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