2023 Equip Expo marks 40 year anniversary

The 2023 Equip Exposition, owned and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, will mark the trade show’s 40-year anniversary.
After a record-setting 2022, the show will return to Louisville and include expanded exhibitor spaces, logistics improvements and a new concert.

The 2023 Equip Exposition, owned and managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Louisville, Kentucky, will mark the trade show’s 40-year anniversary.

After setting an attendance record in 2022, show organizers are looking forward to continuing to improve the experience of exhibitors and participants.

“Equip Expo has evolved into a unique, week-long experience for a range of interconnected businesses including outdoor power equipment, landscaping, hardscaping, tree care, design, lighting, irrigation and more,” says Kris Kiser, president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. “And just like our industry is ever-evolving, so is the trade show that serves them.”

The 2023 event will be held Oct. 17-20 and will include a number of changes from the 2022 iteration.

“Show attendees each year gain access to the latest equipment, technology and software, as well as education and connection with their peers. But they should also expect new and improved experiences,” says Kiser. “So when attendees speak, we listen. Our philosophy is ‘same show, new show, every year.’”

Some of the experiences at the 2023 show will include:

  • a new arena concert at the Yum! Center featuring headline band Third Eye Blind.
  • a return of the New Product Showcase.
  • a Welcome Party at the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center (adjacent to the downtown Marriott and Hyatt hotels) with a concert from Expo house band The Crashers.
  • an “adventurous” keynote speech by polar explorer and master storyteller Ben Saunders who completed the longest-ever polar journey on foot.
  • the debut of the Equip Exposition Equipment Museum to showcase the evolution of the industry.
  • the addition of a business lounge, meeting spaces and expanded seating areas at the KEC.
  • landscape education for young people sponsored by the TurfMutt Foundation. Children ages 12 and up may attend the show.
  • improved shuttle bus, rideshare and transportation logistics.
  • more coffee shops and food offerings on-site, including breakfast options.

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