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GIE+EXPO Show Coverage

Get the who, what and where of the show.

| October 10, 2013

Education Schedule at Your Industry Show
All events are at Kentucky Exposition Center unless otherwise indicated.
Louisville is on Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

*Note: Pre-registration and/or additional fees are required for events with an asterisk.

Wednesday, October 23 - See a video about Dealer Day.
Open to dealers, distributors, retailers, rental dealers and media only

8:30 – 11 a.m.
*Tech Training – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics.

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*EETC Certification Testing

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dealer Resource Pavilion open

8:30 – 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – noon, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
*Tech Training – Basics in Diagnosing Hydraulic Systems
*Tech Training – Basics in Diesel Engine Diagnostics

11 a.m. – noon
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “Take on the Box Stores, the Economy and Internet Sellers … and WIN!” Dealer Resource Pavilion

Noon – 3 p.m.
*Dealer/Distributor Summit

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
*Tech Training – Advanced Two-Stroke Engine Diagnostics.

1 – 3 p.m.
*Rental Class – “Learn. Play. Win!”

2 – 3 p.m.
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “Find and Hire the Right People for Your Dealership.” Dealer Resource Pavilion

3 – 7 p.m.
Indoor exhibits open for dealers, distributors, retailers, media

5 – 7 p.m.
Welcome reception on the exhibit floor for dealers,
retailers, distributors, rental dealers and media. $5,000 giveaway, sponsored by STIHL Inc., at 6:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
Free Concert for all industry participants – 4th St. Live! Aly’an opening for Craig Morgan on the Nissan Commercial stage


Thursday, October 24
Open to all industry participants

Indoor exhibits & Outdoor Demonstration Area
open – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – Brain Food for Breakfast. “Common Problems, Simple Solutions”

8 – 9:30 a.m.
*Dealer Resource Roundtable Breakfast.

8:00 a.m.
OPEI Seminar, open to all
Virgil Huhmann – Deere, Committee Chair of the Standard Committee for B71.10, on the recent revision of ANSI/OPEI B71.10, Standard for Gasoline Fuel Systems – Performance Specifications and Test Procedures.

10 – 11:30 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – Hardscape Workshop 1. “Adding Hardscape Installation to your Company’s Success”

11 a.m. – noon
*Hardscape Demonstration 1. “Essential Hardscape Tools.” HNA Outdoor Arena

11 a.m. – noon
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “Improve Your Margins Without Losing your Customers.” Dealer Resource Pavilion

1 – 2 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration 2. “Base Construction for Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems.” HNA Outdoor Arena

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – PLANET Session A. “Understanding Your Sales Process: Is it all about YOU or all about the CLIENT?”

2 – 3 p.m.
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “How to Maximize your Advertising Dollars.” Dealer Resource Pavilion

3 – 4 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration 3. “Construction of Fire Features for Outdoor Living Areas.” HNA Outdoor Arena

3 – 4:15 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Expo Workshop – PLANET Session B. “Ten Ways Significant Money is Slipping Out Your Back Door and You Don’t Even Realize It!”

7:30 p.m.
Free Concert – 4th Street Live! Angie Johnson opening for Three Dog Night on the Nissan Commercial stage


Friday, October 25
Open to all industry participants

Indoor exhibits open – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Outdoor Demonstration Area open – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – Brain Food for Breakfast. “Calculating Your Equipment’s Owning and Operating Costs”

10 – 11:30 a.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – Hardscape Workshop 2. “Production Management and Crew Motivation on the Hardscape Jobsite”

10:00 a.m.
OPEI Seminar, open to all
Jay Howell, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Deputy Executive Director, Safety Operations, on CPSC-related topics of interest to the outdoor power equipment Industry.
11 a.m. – noon
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “Change the Experience and Improve Your Profits.” Dealer Resource Pavilion

11 a.m. – noon
*Hardscape Demonstration 4. “Building Raised Patios, Steps and Seat Walls.” HNA Outdoor Arena

1 p.m.
$1,000 giveaway

1 – 2 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration 5. “Adding Water Features to Hardscapes.” HNA Outdoor Arena

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Erica Martin, of the brother-sister duo Simon Pure, will sign autographs in ICPI’s booth (#1202)
1:00 p.m.
OPEI Seminar, open to all
Byron Bunker, Environmental Protection Agency, Director, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation, on EPA topics of importance to the outdoor power equipment Industry.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – PLANET Session C. “Why Not You? Five Strategic Actions You Can Take Now To Grow”

2 p.m.
$2,000 giveaway

2 p.m.
Dealers’ Choice Awards. Dealer Resource Pavilion

2 – 3 p.m.
Dealership Managers’ & Owners’ Seminar – “How to Handle Objections and Close More Sales.” Dealer Resource Pavilion

3 p.m.
$3,000 giveaway

3 – 4 p.m.
*Hardscape Demonstration 6. “Paver Maintenance and Restoration.” HNA Outdoor Arena

3 – 4:15 p.m.
*GIE+EXPO Workshop – PLANET Session D. “How to Build a Marketing Plan that Grows with your Lawn Care Business.”

4 p.m.
$4,000 giveaway

8 p.m.
Free Concert for all industry participants – 4th St. Live! Simon Pure opening for Holly Williams on the Nissan Commercial stage

Association-Sponsored Education
October 23-25, 2013 – PLANET's Green Industry Conference, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Ky. Expo Center
October 23-26, 2013 – PGMS' School of Grounds Management, Galt House, Ky. Expo Center
October 22-25, 2013 – Hardscape North America training and certification, Hyatt Regency Louisville, Ky. Expo Center
 

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