Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 awards name Equip Exposition most innovative show

September 26, 2023 -  By
Equip Exposition’s outdoor demo space has grown over the years and now spans 30 acres. (Photo: OPEI)

Equip Exposition’s outdoor demo space has grown over the years and now spans 30 acres. (Photo: OPEI)

Equip Exposition received two grand awards in the Trade Show Executive Magazine Gold 100 Awards program for “Most Innovative Show” and the “Slam Dunk Award: Best New Idea.”

“We are thrilled to see the hard work that goes into the show recognized by the leaders in the trade show industry,” said Kris Kiser, president & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, which owns Equip Exposition.

More than 25,000 people attended the show in 2022.

“These awards recognize our team’s hard work and dedication to providing the best possible show experience for landscape, lawncare, hardscape and outdoor power equipment professionals,” said Kiser. “With the 40th show only a few weeks away, we are preparing for another powerhouse event that breaks records and delivers more great experiences for our attendees. If you’re in the industry, you won’t want to miss this.”

Equip Exposition was also a finalist for “The Marketing Genius Award,” “The Best New Launch in 2022,” and “The Greatest Trade Show of 2022.”

In addition to the various exhibits, industry education and training opportunities in the main exposition center, the show offers a 30-acre demo yard where attendees can mow, chop, dig, saw and drive with the latest outdoor power equipment. Attendees can also try out the latest UTVs and their features on the UTV Test Track. Places like the Drone Zone off the opportunity to test flying drones and take steps toward earning remote pilot certification.

“The show is all about helping landscape contractors and dealers see the latest equipment, navigate the trends impacting their work, and learn how to make more money,” added Kiser. “We offer a hands-on experience that helps a business owner decide which equipment is best for them and helps them think through issues that can hold a business back.”

There’s even a dog adoption event on-site, Mutt Madness. Entertainment options at Equip include an arena concert at the KFC Yum! Center and other receptions.

Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 and Summit recognize the top trade shows held in the U.S. and offer associations and independent show organizers an opportunity to highlight their achievements.

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