Let's Get Equipped: What To Expect From The 2022 Equip Expo Show

Green Industry Pros Editor Sarah Webb highlights what she's most excited about for this year's Equip Expo Show and walks readers through what to expect in the September/October issue.

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Are you as excited as I am about this year's Equip Expo

The former GIE+EXPO has a fresh face as it rebranded last year to Equip Expo, and the Green Industry Pros staff and I are here for it.

I spoke with Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), about the many additions to this year's show, and I am already anticipating it being a success on many fronts. 

There's no other occasion in our industry when manufacturers, landscapers, suppliers and media all come together in one location to share stories, exchange ideas and rally together to make the green industry the best it could possibly be. 

Not only am I eager to learn about and demo all the new products manufacturers have to offer, but I am also looking forward to connecting with you, our readers, about how this past year has been for you, what products you're enthusiastic to try out at the show, what your challenges have been and how you've worked to overcome them. 

The Green Industry Pros staff and I will be running around to cover as much of the show as we possibly can, but if you happen to see us, please stop us to say hello or come by our booth (No. 9048). We love to hear from readers and meet new faces. If we don’t get the chance to meet you in person, connect with us after. We want to know how it went for you.

While we're on the topic of "new faces," I also want to use this column to introduce Green Industry Pros' and SnowPro's newest addition: Alexis Mizell-Pleasant, who will serve as our associate editor, responsible for writing, editing, managing the awards programs, overseeing social media, managing the websites and more.

Alexis is an awarded U.S. Navy veteran and a communications practitioner with more than six years of experience in media and public relations through copyediting, copywriting, marketing strategy and social media management. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University and has produced content in many sectors as a freelancer.

Alexis has already started off with flying colors, and I have no doubt Alexis will help propel the Green Industry Pros and SnowPro brands forward. You can connect with her via email at [email protected]

And, as always, feel free to email your ideas to [email protected] or connect with me on LinkedIn by following the QR code.