Equip Exposition to present expanded educational opportunities at this year’s event

Visitors at this year's Equip Exposition on October 15-18 can participate in expanded education and certification classes.

Visitors at this year’s Equip Exposition on October 15-18 can participate in expanded education and certification classes.

“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 sessions offered include such topics as:

  • 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.
  • and more.

Spanish language workshops will be back and will highlight developing your foreman as a leader among other topics.

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.
  • and more.

“We always say Equip is going to sell you a mower. The education will teach you how to make money with that mower,” Roy Thomas of McIntosh Grounds Maintenance said.

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 conversations between leading voices in the industry about marketing, hiring, sales and leadership, 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.

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.

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 Alliance.

A special spring promotional price of $25 offers those interested in attending the event an opportunity to register for the 2024 Equip Exposition at a discount. This pricing ends on May 31.

For more on the education offerings at Equip visit here.

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