Attendee Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the days of the show?

    October 17-19, 2018

  • What are the show hours?

    Louisville is on Eastern Time.
    Indoor Exhibits:
    Wednesday, — Dealers only: Noon – 3 PM; All Attendees: 3 PM – 7 PM
    Thursday, Open to all attendees — 9 AM – 5 PM
    Friday, Open to all attendees — 9 AM – 2 PM

    Outdoor Exhibits:
    Thursday — 9 AM – 5 PM
    Friday — 9 AM – 1 PM

  • Do I have to be a member of OPEI, NALP or PGMS to attend?

    No. Anyone in the industry or considering working in the industry is welcome.

  • What is the registration cancellation policy for GIE+EXPO?

    Substitutions may be made in writing prior to August 24, 2018. After August 24, 2018, substitutions must be made onsite. There will be NO refunds on Tradeshow Admissions. Cancelled Educational ticket orders will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, until October 12, 2018. After October 12th, all registration and ticket orders are non-refundable. Please send substitutions and/or cancellations in writing to GIE+EXPO, P.O. Box 139, New Albany, IN 47151-0139. Badges and/or tickets received must accompany the cancellation request. There are NO refunds for "no shows".

  • Are there registration options available for one day or two days of GIE+EXPO?

    No. One registration fee covers all days of GIE+EXPO.

  • When can I expect to receive my credentials (registration badge) in the mail?

    Badges will be mailed in September and October. If you register by Oct. 3 you will receive your badges in the mail. If you register after Oct. 3 you can pick up your badges onsite.

  • Is photography allowed on the exhibit floor?

    You are required to ask exhibitors’ permission before photographing products.

  • Where can I park at the Kentucky Exposition Center and how much does it cost?

    You can park at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Parking is $8 per day.

  • What hotel do you recommend?

    We cannot recommend one hotel over another. All of the hotels on our accommodations list are within easy driving distance of the Kentucky Exposition Center, and many are included in our shuttle schedule for a free ride. If you have questions about the hotels, please call the Louisville Housing Bureau, (800) 743-3100 or (502) 561-3100.

  • What are the the future show dates?

    October 16-18, 2019
    October 21-23, 2020
    October 20-22, 2021

  • Where can we rent wheelchairs or other items for handicapped people?

    Call Gould’s Discount Medical, (800) 876-6846 or (502) 491-2000 ext. 4330 or ask for Evelyn, and let them know you are attending the GIE+EXPO, October 17-19, at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • What other things are there to do in Louisville for family members?

    Check out the website of the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau — www.gotoLouisville.com.

  • How will I find the Kentucky Exposition Center?

    The GIE+EXPO site is just south of the downtown area where I-265 and I-65 intersect. For driving directions, click here.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Only assist dogs — such as seeing-eye dogs — are allowed at GIE+EXPO.

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GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
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Future Show Dates

GIE+EXPO 2019 – October 16-18, 2019
GIE+EXPO 2020 – October 21-23, 2020
GIE+EXPO 2021 – October 20-22, 2021


Two tradeshows – GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America – co-located in one central location, provide your No. 1 opportunity to see what the industry is buzzing about.

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