Dealer Boot Camp

Dealer Boot CampFree with GIE+EXPO registration

Bob Clements and his team are back by popular demand with their Dealer Boot Camp. Spend a couple or hours each morning learning profit-boosting tips before you head out to see new products on the show floor.

Bob Clements' highly regarded consulting company helps dealers throughout North America. Bob is considered one of the top speakers and trainers in the country. And you can hear him free at GIE+EXPO 2018. Reservations are not required for these sessions (unless noted) but, of course, you must be registered for the tradeshow in order to attend. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat. The sessions by Bob and his team are always packed!


Dealership Owners’ and Managers’ Sessions


8:00 - 8:50 AM
Unleashing the Power of your Employees
Bob Clements

Your biggest risk as a retailer is not maximizing the performance that you are getting from your biggest expense - your employees. Bob Clements will share specific ideas on how to turn average employees into super stars. During this fast-paced workshop, he will discuss the 6 key motivators that drive every person and teach you how to build bonus and incentive programs that drive performance and improve attitudes. If you're ready to move your people to the next level, this is a must-attend workshop.


9:00 - 9:50 AM
The New Future of Retailing
Bob Clements

There has never been a better or more exciting time to be a retailer. A new wave of change is sweeping across the world of retail business and, as an owner, you must decide whether to ride it or be buried under its weight. Bob Clements will share his insight on the dramatic shifts that are already underway and the fundamental changes in both thought and business that will need to happen to take full advantage of the new future of retailing.

8:00 - 8:50 AM
Are your Marketing Dollars Producing You Sales?
Sarah Hey, Bob Clements International

Are you wasting your marketing budget? Are you getting a return on your advertising investment? It is critical to know your marketing numbers - the actual cost of bringing a new customer into your dealership and how much you have to spend to entice existing customers to re-buy? Sara Hey will help you determine your customer acquisition costs and customer lifetime values, and what a well-rounded marketing budget should look like for a dealership.


9:00 - 9:50 AM
The Service Department of the Future
Bob Clements

In 10 years, what types of equipment will be coming into your shop for repair? Tools, training, set-up and processes must be adjusted as manufacturers add new technology to their lines. Plus, changing customer expectations will challenge us to change with them. Join Bob Clements as he looks ahead to 2028. Discover the changes your service department might expect to see and what you can do now to prepare your team.

8:00 - 8:50 AM
Looking to the Future
Business Management Software Panel Discussion

One of the most expensive things a dealership invests in, outside of its people, is a business management system. With technology constantly changing, BMS providers are working to stay in front of the changes to give dealers the best possible experience. In this session, moderated by Sara Hey, you'll hear from some of the industry's leading software companies as they anticipate changes to come. Plus, learn the questions you should be asking in order to make informed decisions about software that will move your dealership forward.


9:00 - 9:50 am
The Parts Department of the Future
Bob Clements

We live in the age of drive-thru service, convenience, speed, automation and overnight delivery. While customer expectations are changing, a well-run parts department will continue to be an integral and profitable component of every dealership. However, you can be sure that with the with the growing numbers of the "YouTube" generation, hobby farmers and retirees, making key adjustments to your parts processes will be critical to your success. Learn from Bob Clements the steps dealers are taking to assure they have a profitable parts department in the coming decade.


  • ARI
  • BOB-CAT Mowers
  • c-Systems Software
  • 1


  • American LandMaster
  • Bobcat
  • Gravely
  • Hisun
  • Hustler
  • John Deere
  • 1
  • Kioti
  • Kubota
  • Odes
  • Snow Dog
  • Yanmar
  • 1

GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
  • 1

GIE+EXPO 2019 Begins in…

Future Show Dates

GIE+EXPO 2020 – October 21-23, 2020
GIE+EXPO 2021 – October 20-22, 2021
GIE+EXPO 2022 – October 19-21, 2022


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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