Business Success with Education Sessions October 17-20

business success with education sessions

Trends like electrification of equipment and the love affair Americans have with their backyards are continuing, and Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition held October 17-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), is the place for landscape contractors and outdoor power equipment dealers to make the most of them with the help of the industry's best and brightest educators.

"We listened to what past attendees wanted—more education on key trends that will impact the industry and their businesses. We heard you and we're going to deliver," said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, which owns and manages Equip Expo. "We've bringing in the best of the best education experts that landscape contractors and outdoor power equipment dealers have asked for."

Equip Expo attendees can expect a diverse range of educational offerings in 2023 including sessions taught by experts as well as hands-on demonstrations, such as new "power sessions" with expert Don Rheem on how to apply neuroscience to better understand customers and teams, help attendees take their businesses to the next level, and retain employees.

Back by popular demand will be tree care demonstrations given by certified arborists in a real tree erected in Freedom Hall.

Landscaper education will be provided by Landscape Management Magazine. Other landscape education partners this year include: Hardscape North America, the Professional Grounds Management Society, the Irrigation Association, the Pool and Hot Tub Association, the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, the Women's Tree Climbing Workshop and Davey Tree Expert Company.

Outdoor power equipment dealers can expect more sessions to help with management and profitmaking, as well as technician training. A new session will review diagnosing and repairing robotic and autonomous mowers. Dealer education partners include: Bob Clements International, Power Equipment Trade magazine, the North American Equipment Dealers Association, and the Equipment and Engine Training Council.

A keynote session for all attendees with polar explorer Ben Saunders, a three-time main stage TED speaker and master storyteller, will leave attendees inspired for their own great challenges.

Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living, and equipment exposition, is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the largest annual trade show in the United States. The show publishes equip magazine and is owned and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, an international trade association representing manufacturers of outdoor power equipment, parts, small engines, battery power systems, portable generators, utility and personal transport vehicles, and golf cars, and their suppliers.