[Grass Roots] E 27: GIE+EXPO The Show Must Go On

GIE+EXPO organizers discuss holding the show safely with COVID-19 precautions in place

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GIE+EXPO, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition, will be held as planned this year on Oct. 21-23 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is actively working with its trade show partners— the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) - to design a safe and responsible event that will offer programming and education that directly addresses the challenges currently faced by contractors while maintaining all necessary safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of the Grass Roots podcast, Green Industry Pros editor Ryan Whisner talks with OPEI President Kris Kiser, NALP Executive Director Britt Wood and PGMS Executive Director Stephanie Bruno about the challenges of adjusting to the pandemic and ensuring the show will go on safely.