October 17-19, 2018  |  Kentucky Expo Center

Media Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who may receive complimentary press credentials?

    The following people are eligible for media badges:

    • Publishers and anyone in an editorial position with trade publications or consumer media
    • Publication sales people that have exhibits or trade outs with the show

    Requirements for Obtaining GIE+EXPO Editor/Publisher Media Credentials.

  • Who may receive paid press credentials?

    Check here for Media Requirements. Salespeople with publications that are not exhibitors and not involved in a trade out will be charged $350 to attend until September 8. September 9 – October 16: $400. Onsite: $450. This is the same admission fee charged to manufacturers and suppliers who are not exhibitors. This policy is intended to provide a benefit to the show’s exhibitors by decreasing the number of solicitations in the aisles of the show floor.

  • How can I get press credentials

    Do not register online. In order to receive free media credentials, you must use the Official Media Badge Application or you can call the media office at 502-562-1969 to request a form. If you register by October 1, you will receive your badge by mail. If you register after October 1, you can pick up your press credentials in the Press Center at the Ky. Exposition Center when you arrive onsite.

  • What are the Press Center hours?

    The Press Center (Room C-111) will be open during normal operating hours of the show.

  • What are the show hours?

    Louisville is on Eastern Time.
    Indoor Exhibits:
    Wednesday, Dealer Day — 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Thursday & Friday, Open to all attendees — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Outdoor Exhibits:
    Thursday — 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Whom should I contact to arrange an interview or ask about covering a specific event at the event?

    Prior to the show, please contact the show’s media office – (502) 562-1969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. During the show, stop by the Press Center, located in room C-106.

  • What is the official policy for photography on show floor?

    Photography is allowed on show floor; however, you are required to ask exhibitors’ permission before photographing products.

  • Where can I get information from exhibitors about new products on display?

    A list of exhibitors participating in New Products Showcase will be posted on this website in early October and will be available in the onsite directory. The show’s media office will create a dropbox for gathering exhibitors’ media information about new products, specials and promotions. A link to the dropbox will be sent to all registered media beginning in September.

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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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GIE+EXPO 2018 Begins in…

Future Show Dates

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


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