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The Expo will open earlier Wednesday — at 9 a.m. for dealers and 12 p.m. for contractors — as well as feature a TurfMutt Foundation 5K at the Louisville Downtown riverfront and across the Ohio River pedestrian bridge. The show closes Friday with a networking breakfast and keynote.
“We’re excited to provide new and enhanced experiences for attendees and exhibitors in 2022,” said Kris Kiser, president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and manages Equip Exposition. “This show is the industry’s family reunion, and events like our Welcome Reception, Mulligan’s 5K, and new networking breakfast Friday all bring attendees together to connect.”
More details on the show include:
The show’s premium concert event featuring country star Trace Adkins moves to Thursday evening at Fourth Street Live!Equip Expo keynote speaker golf and television personality David Feherty shifts to 11 a.m. at the Kentucky Exposition CenterAll show attendees are welcome to connect with colleagues at the KEC Friday morning for a networking breakfast and closing keynote address from National Geographic’s Photo Ark creator Joel Sartore.
Attendees can also expect updated landscape contractor education, as well as irrigation and tree care classes at the Kentucky Exposition Center at the 2022 show. Hardscape North America will again co-locate with Equip Exposition in 2022.
“As we take on full ownership and management of the show, we brought over many of the longtime staff to continue the successful management of the industry’s largest event,” Kiser said. “We also are integrating the show’s operations into the association’s structure to provide more value for members and the industry.”
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