Almost 18,000 attend 2011 GIE+EXPO, HNA

Updated Feb 19, 2013

About 17,900 participants attended the 2011 GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America, which were co-located in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 27 to 29. There were 590 exhibiting companies, including 125 that had not been a part of the 2010 show. Companies that exhibited in the adjacent, 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area numbered 113.

Together, GIE+EXPO and HNA displays covered more than 1/2 million net square feet of space indoors and in the adjacent 19-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area. HNA and GIE+EXPO have renewed their agreement to co-locate next year.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) extended their agreement to sponsor GIE+EXPO through 2018.

Next year, Wednesday, Oct. 24, will be exclusively for dealers, retailers and distributors to meet one-on-one to preview the products featured at GIE+EXPO and HNA. HNA, GIE+EXPO and the Outdoor Demo Area will be open to all industry participants on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25 and 26. The show will close Friday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m.

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