Equip Expo Unveils 2024 Education Offerings

Equip Expo released its lineup of education sessions for the 2024 show on Oct. 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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Equip Expo released its lineup of education sessions for the 2024 show on Oct. 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).

Equip Expo’s mission is to help landscape, contractors and equipment dealers, advance their businesses,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, which owns Equip Exposition. “Come to Louisville to see the latest and most innovative equipment and leave with a new perspective and greater knowledge that you can immediately apply.”

Education and workshop session topics include:

  • Recruiting and retaining employees
  • Scaling your business
  • Understanding key financial metrics to boost profitability
  • Developing crew leaders into better managers
  • Pesticide management and application
  • Irrigation repair, installation and design
  • Outdoor lighting design and installation
  • Outdoor pool design, installation and maintenance
  • Tree and shrub pruning and plant health
  • Working with private equity to expand or sell  your business
  • New industry technology

Exploring new business opportunities is the focus for an entire track at the show. Spanish language workshops will be back by popular demand and will highlight developing your foreman as a leader among other topics. The Dealer Management track will help outdoor power equipment personnel think through whether it’s smart to open a new location, how to exceed sales goals, keeping departments working together smoothly, and delivering great customer experiences.

Equip Expo’s new Certification Center will provide continuing education units (CEUs) for

  • Turfgrass cultural practices
  • Turfgrass nutrient management
  • Weed management in turfgrass
  • Interpreting pesticide labels in the turfgrass industry

An exam for Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialists (CAIS) will be offered, with reduced pricing for Irrigation Association members.

Landscaper-led events are back at Equip and continue to offer landscapers a platform to connect and grow together. Hear honest conversations between leading voices in the industry about marketing, hiring, sales and leadership at Energize, which takes place Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. Also, the Morning Show at Expo, held Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m., sponsored by Kohler Engines, will combine the largest gathering of in-industry professionals at Equip and guest interviews that help contractors find opportunities in their businesses. Both events are included with your Equip registration.

Contractor education partners at this year’s show include Landscape Management, the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals, the Irrigation Association and the Pool and Hot Tub Association. Dealer education is provided by the Equipment and Engine Training Council and Bob Clements International. Attendees also have access to sessions produced by Hardscape North America and the Professional Grounds Management Society. 

Some class registrations are an additional cost to registration for Equip Exposition, which is also why now is an excellent time to take advantage of spring promotional pricing of $25 for Equip Expo registration. This pricing ends on May 31. Register now before prices go up to $30 on June 1, 2024 during early bird registration. Register here today.