October 17-19, 2018  |  Kentucky Expo Center

Media Badge Request

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

Available exclusively to editorial press covering GIE+EXPO/HNA, Editor/Publisher credentials are provided to publishers, editors, reporters and freelance journalists who work for established print, online and broadcast news organizations.

Media sales, market researchers, public relations personnel, marketing /advertising firms, consultants, etc. are not included in the GIE+EXPO/HNA definition of Editor/Publisher. If you fall into one of these categories, but are a contributor to an outlet that meets our qualifications, you must be on assignment and provide a Letter of Assignment from your Editor.


Print & Broadcast:

Applicants must demonstrate a record of industry-related coverage. This may take the form of:

  • Your name listed in an editorial position on a publication masthead
  • A recent bylined story that indicates you are a staff writer, reporter or regular contributor to an industry-related publication
  • A letter of assignment from an editor or publisher of a recognized industry-related or general news publication that states you are on assignment to cover the show


  • Applicants must provide a link to the website dealing with industry-related subjects. Blogs and vlogs must reflect current industry and/or related news. Original content must be created on a weekly or more frequent basis. GIE+EXPO/HNA will approve or deny credentials to digital media based on the frequency and quality of content posted.
  • Digital media must also provide a recent monthly traffic report from an external demographic tool, like Google Analytics, verifying the online publication or blog gets a minimum of 1,000 unique monthly visitors (UMVs).
  • YouTube, Facebook, Twitter sites, personal blogs, communities, forums and user groups will not be considered for media accreditation.


A history of being registered for GIE+EXPO/HNA in previous years does not guarantee approval or waive the requirements.

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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