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Exclusive: OPEI CEO Kris Kiser discusses cancellation of 2020 GIE+EXPO

July 30, 2020 -  By
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With yesterday’s announcement that GIE+EXPO has been postponed to 2021, Landscape Management’s Seth Jones spoke with Kris Kiser, CEO of OPEI, and asked him if GIE+EXPO is insured; if a virtual show was considered; and how the decision was ultimately made to postpone the event for 2020.

Seth Jones

About the Author:

Seth Jones, a graduate of Kansas University’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was voted best columnist in the industry in 2014 and 2018 by the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association. Seth has more than 23 years of experience in the golf and turf industries and has traveled the world seeking great stories. He is editor-in-chief of Landscape Management, Golfdom and Athletic Turf magazines. Jones can be reached at

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  1. Joseph Wahrer says:

    Great interview! I agree with the analogy of the GIE + Expo being a “Family Reunion.” It truly is and and we have a close family that will be there in strength come 2021. Thanks for spreading the word and all that LM does for the family.