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A Conversation with Kris Kiser, Managing Partner of the GIE+EXPO

On the opening day of the GIE+EXPO 2019, UAG Council Member Richey Plemons interviewed Kris Kiser, managing partner of the show, and President/CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), at the GIE+EXPO social media lounge, sponsored by ECHO Means Business.

In this fantastic and insightful interview, Kris talks about a wealth of topics, including:

  • the GIE+EXPO's origins

  • what it takes to put on a show like this

  • how the show connects end users and manufacturers

  • the value of Living Landscapes through the Turf Mutt Foundation and the story of the dog behind it, Lucky

  • the Mutt Madness rescue dog event

  • trends in the industry, including overcoming the labor shortage

  • a sneak peak at what's next for the GIE+EXPO

It's a great chat, and shows exactly why the GIE+EXPO has become the premier event in the industry.

What was your favorite part of the chat, and how the GIE+EXPO has evolved into what it is now? Join our forum to share your thoughts or ask other pros for advice.