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GIE + Expo Preview: 5 Things You Have to Check Out this Year

We’re getting our booth ready, packing our favorite Jobber swag, and we’re ready to make our way down to Louisville for the 2017 GIE + Expo. This year’s GIE + Expo takes place October 18-20 and is the industry’s largest event for outdoor power equipment, lawn and garden products, and landscape equipment. If you’re in the green industry, you won’t want to miss it!

With so much to see and do in Louisville and at the event, it can be a bit overwhelming to know exactly where to start, so we’ve put together our list of top 5 things you have to check out.

1. Breakfast with Champions

We know that a good day starts with a good breakfast. And the best breakfast in Louisville during GIE? That’s going to be the Breakfast with Champions. This is your opportunity to start the day off with some great food and sit in on roundtable discussions with industry peers and discuss top industry topics.

This will be our first year attending the breakfast and we’re really looking forward to it. Barret and Moly from our Jobber Academy team will be there facilitating a few roundtable discussions on online marketing, invoicing, and getting paid by your clients.

2. The exhibits

With more than 850 exhibitors, 500 square feet of exhibition space, and a 20+ acre outdoor demonstration area, there is an exhibit and exhibitor for everyone.

Dirt Monkey University

This year we can’t wait to check out the Dirt Monkey University booth. Stanley Genadek and the Dirt Monkey team have an awesome YouTube channel and we can’t wait to meet them in person. They’ll be at booth #6011, so make sure to swing by and let them know that Jobber sent you

Of course, Jobber also has a booth—we’re at booth #6019 and hope to see you there!

3. GIE Rally 2017

After the GIE Expo on Thursday, we’ll be making our way over to the Louisville Mega Cavern for the GIE Rally 2017.

Join industry peers, awesome brands, and your favorite social media personalities for great food, a cash bar, and the opportunity test your skills on an underground ropes course. Of course, there will be prizes and giveaways, including a limited edition Jobber + GIE Rally 2017 t-shirt.

GIE Rally 2017 Jobber Shirt
The only place to get these limited edition t-shirts is the GIE Rally!

4. Swag

No trade show is complete without picking up some great swag. Whether you’re at the exhibit hall or attending the GIE Rally 2017, you’re sure to find great swag! Hats, shirts, lanyards, and stickers can always be found at the event.

Jobber team prepares for GIE
The Jobber crew is getting our t-shirts packed and ready for GIE!

5. The food

A trip to Louisville isn’t complete without enjoying some good Kentucky BBQ and we can’t wait to go check out Hammerheads. The menu is packed with items like brisket, ribs, pork belly baked beans, and garlic herb fries—count us in!

See you in Louisville!

Whether you’re a long time Jobber customer or are just learning about Jobber, we’d love to see you at the show. At the Jobber booth, we’ll have product demos, we’ll be answering customer questions, and will help you find the top resources on Jobber Academy for your business. And when you swing by, make sure to grab a Jobber t-shirt. We’ll see you in Louisville!

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