Landsape Contractor Opening Keynote

Robert BallardYour registration includes the Dealer Keynote featuring Dr. Robert Ballard.

Wednesday, October 17, 1:30 - 3 pm

Science, Exploration and the Miracles of Human Achievement

In this gripping presentation, Dr. Robert Ballard, oceanographer and former U.S. Navy officer, will share his stories of exploration, environmental discovery and leadership. With a passion for the last great uncharted territory, Dr. Ballard will entertain and motivate as he discusses his discoveries and adventures, which include the 1985 discovery of the Titanic wreckage. You'll walk away inspired to think outside the box and take risks to achieve your long-term goals.

Seats are first come, first served.


Sponsored By:

Sponsored by John Deere


Dr. Robert Ballard

Dr. Ballard is one of the greatest undersea explorers of our times, having conducted over 140 deep sea expeditions. He is an oceanographer with numerous important discoveries in the natural sciences including the first manned exploration of the Mid-Ocean Ridge. But more notably, he is the discoverer of key chapters of human history, including the RMS TITANIC, the German Battleship BISMARCK and President John F. Kennedy’s PT-109. In addition, Dr. Ballard served in the U.S. Navy for more 30 years, applying his underwater skills to a number of highly classified Cold War Missions. He is a well-known author, a film producer of documentaries and an Explorer in Residence for the National Geographic Society and past host of their TV program “Explorer.”

GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

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