EXPO 2002 Show Guide

Nine key industry associations are supporting the 19th annual International Lawn, Garden and Power Equipment Expo (EXPO 2002) through the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) participating association program. They have participated by promoting the show to their members through events, seminars and special features that will take place during EXPO, July 19-21. They include: American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), Equipment and Engine Training Council (EETC), Lawn & Garden Dealers Association (LGDA), North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA), Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA), Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Association (OPEAA), Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Service Association (OPEESA), Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) and The Service Dealers Association (TSDA).

OPEI is the sponsor of the show. This year for the first time, OPEI will offer Back Porch Dealer Sessions. Hourly sessions in the OPEI booth will focus on various aspects of running a successful dealership. Industry experts will provide tips for dealers seeking take-home value.

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NAEDA will sponsor a Tech Center for dealers in the East Hall. This area, adjacent to the show floor, will give dealers an overview of the high-tech communications tools, including software, bar-code scanning and web development, on display throughout the show. There will also be a “Dealer Chat Room.” Members of the OPE Dealer Council will be on hand each day from noon to 3 p.m. to discuss industry issues. This is an opportunity for one-on-one interaction between dealers.

Schedule

Thursday, July 18

6:00 - 10:30 p.m. OPEAA's Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction to benefit the Bill Nelson Scholarship Endowment.

Friday, July 19

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast for Lawn & Landscape Seminar attendees.

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Free seminar for Lawn & Landscape Pros: Niche to get rich: How the small contractor can win the hearts and the wallets of the customer.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Free seminar for Lawn & Landscape Pros: Prepare to win! Proven tools the small contractors can use to win both customer loyalty and a fair price for their services.

Noon - 3 p.m. NAEDA's Dealer Chat Room in the Tech Center.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch for Dealer Seminar participants.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Free Dealer Seminar: How secure is your e-business?

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Free Dealer Seminar: The changing face of payment processing.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. OPEESA's Mid-Year Mixer.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception for dealers and retailers.

7:15 p.m. Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, invites EXPO visitors to Louisville Slugger Field. The visiting team will be Durham, N.C.

Saturday, July 20

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast for Lawn & Landscape Seminar attendees.

8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Free seminar for Lawn & Landscape Pros: Financial tools for the landscape contractor.

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast for participants in Technician Certification Exam.

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Outdoor Power Equipment & Engine Service Association's Technician Certification Exam.

Noon - 3 p.m. NAEDA's Dealer Chat Room in the Tech Center.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Free Dealer Seminar: EDI in the OPE Industry.

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Free Dealer Seminar: Small businesses don't die; they inadvertently commit suicide!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. International reception for exhibitors and international visitors.

6:15 p.m. Louisville Bats, AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, invites EXPO visitors to Louisville Slugger Field. The visiting team will be Durham, N.C.

Sunday, July 21

Noon Trucks of the Industry giveaway

Dealer Sessions

Sponsored by the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) and the Outdoor Power Equipment & Engine Service Association (OPEESA) with the participation of the Lawn & Garden Dealers Association (LGDA).

Friday, July 19

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Box lunches for first 200 seminar participants.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. How secure is your e-business?

“E-business” has a different set of rules that goes way beyond locking the front door and turning on the alarm system. Scott Derksen, vice president of Internet services for IRON Solutions will help you protect this very important part of your dealership.

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. The changing face of payment processing

Trevor Sammons, executive director of the Lawn & Garden Dealers Association, will discuss recent changes, products and technologies in the payment industry that could impact your business.

Saturday, July 20

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDI in the OPE industry

Attendees will learn about the latest developments in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the OPE industry, including a new set of guidelines for communications vendors.

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Small businesses don't die; They inadvertently commit suicide!

Tom Shay, a fourth-generation entrepreneur with 25-plus years in the family business, will present proven and timely ideas to help small businesses stay afloat.

Lawn & Landscape Sessions

Sponsored by the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA).

Friday, July 19

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast.

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Part 1: Niche to get rich: How the small contractor can win the hearts and the wallets of the customers.

Learn from Tom Oyler, the founder of the mowing industry's only successful franchise company, how the small contractor can compete with the big guys.

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Part 2: Prepare to win! Proven tools the small contractor can use to win both customer loyalty and a fair price for their services.

Mowing is hard work, but somebody has to do it. Why not you? Tom Oyler will share some of his proven tools with you. Learn first-hand how any size company can make a place for itself in a highly competitive “move-up-or-get-pushed-out” industry.

Saturday, July 20

7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast.

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Part 1

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Part 2

Parts 1 & 2. Financial tools for the landscape contractor.

Learn how Bruce Wilson, former president of Environmental Care and now a national service industry business analyst, used financial indicators to manager and grow a national multi-branch, multi-service company.

Ice Breakers are a cool addition to EXPO 2002

Get a lesson in snow removal from industry experts.

While snow and ice removal aren't the first things you think of when you think of Louisville, Ken., in July, you might be surprised to find that it's the place to be to see some of the newest equipment and hear industry leaders talk about how you can make more money in the off-season by clearing snow. It's never too early to begin planning for that first snowfall, and these experts will walk you through it and answer your questions.

Sponsored by Snow & Ice Manager magazine and the International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment EXPO 2002, the Ice Breaker sessions will take place Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day in the South Wing, booth #3205.

Indoor Exhibits:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday;
9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

Outdoor Exhibits:
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday;
8 a.m. - noon Sunday.

* Louisville is on Eastern Daylight Time.

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