February 4, 2020

U.S. show and conference changes

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced that in 2022 it will move into 100 percent ownership of GIE+EXPO, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition held annually in Louisville, Ky.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced it will separate its annual meeting, LANDSCAPES, from GIE+EXPO and will host its own standalone conference. For more than a decade, NALP has held its annual meeting in Louisville in conjunction with GIE+EXPO. Before that, the association hosted an annual meeting and exposition (the Green Industry Expo) which traveled to different cities.