GIE+EXPO Sponsorship Opportunities

GIE+EXPO Sponsorship Brochure 2018Stand out among the crowd at GIE+EXPO 2018 October 17-19! One of the best ways to make your company’s participation in a tradeshow succeed is by sponsoring a service, event or feature.

Show management will lead the way in drawing attendees to GIE+EXPO, but it’s up to you to attract them to your booth. It’s all about image-building and setting yourself apart from your competitors. You’ll be featured in the show directory, news releases and other promotions as an official sponsor. Your company is sure to benefit from the heightened visibility on-site.

To edge out your competition when the industry gathers in Louisville, call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (800) 558-8767 or (812) 949-9200. Remember – the earlier you reserve, the more attention you’ll get.

You can also download a printable pdf of the GIE+EXPO Sponsorship List.

GIE+EXPO Enforces “No Suitcasing” Policies

You must be an indoor GIE+EXPO exhibitor to participate in any related activities including the Outdoor Demonstration Area, advertising, sponsorships, seminars and distribution of company information at the Kentucky Exposition Center or at any Louisville-area hotels.



    Online ads and links appearing on GIE+EXPO’s website (www.gie-expo.com) provide additional exposure beginning 12 weeks prior to the event. Web advertising is the perfect opportunity to put your message directly in front of your target audience.


    Increase your visibility on the show floor! Vertical column banner size cannot exceed 3’ x 15’ and must be one-sided. We supply the banner that you design. Sign up early to get your choice of the best location.


    Make a statement as attendees enter the show — even before they stop at your booth! Vertical banner size cannot exceed 5’ x 15’ and must be two-sided. Production and delivery are the responsibility of the sponsor. Enjoy the benefits of this very popular promotion.


    If your company sells to suppliers, this is your chance to meet representatives of 800 major companies. Sponsor can provide refreshments and logo-imprinted napkins.


    Attendees will look here for directions while on the show floor. Your name and booth number, clearly visible on the floor plan, will let them know right away where you are. At least 10 signs will be located in the highest traffic areas of the show, including theoutdoor demo area.


    Benefit from instant visibility each time visitors check our website, register for badges and book hotel rooms. The website is heavily promoted in advertising and direct mail and is updated frequently. Your customers and potential customers will have many reasons to view this sponsorship often. You will receive a highly visible banner ad at the top of the GIE+EXPO home page – www.gie-expo.com.


    Everyone at GIE+EXPO visits the demo area. Due to the expansion of the Kentucky Exposition Center, the transportation between the indoor and outdoor exhibits and through the demo area is more important than ever. Signage will reinforce your brand.


    Everyone who wears a GIE+EXPO badge will want a lanyard to protect their clothing. Everyone who reads a GIE+EXPO badge will see your logo and message on the lanyard. Sponsor provides lanyards.


    This is one of the most appreciated features at GIE+EXPO. Each Internet Cafe includes a minimum of three computers and one printer. Your company’s home page will be on the desktop of each computer. You will also get your company’s name & logo prominently displayed in the Café. Purchase all three Internet Cafés for $10,000.


    Success at GIE+EXPO is “in the bag” when your company becomes the exclusive Show Bag sponsor. Imagine your company name emblazoned on the thousands of Show Bags that will be available to every attendee. And, inside each bag — your literature! The sponsor provides bags and literature.


    The Program Guide is a 32 pg show program distributed to 60,000+ industry contacts via direct mail & magazine inserts. Show management will provide copies free to advertisers. The Guide will be divided into three sections; “What is included with Registration”, “Optional Events”, and “Registration & Travel Process”. $4,500 Single Page Ad, $5,000 Inside Front Cover, $7,500 Spread Ad.


    Dealer Boot Camp will be available to dealers, retailers, technicians, media & distributors only. Your company’s name and logo will be prominently displayed in many pre-show publications such as the GIE+EXPO website, Show Directory, GIE+EXPO Insider Magazine, and on-site signage for Dealer Event and Training. In addition, your company’s editorial will be featured in the Dealer Boot Camp Brochure and a single-page ad will be placed in the Program Guide.


    The sponsoring company’s name will be seen on every GIE+EXPO attendee. Attendee badges are highly visible to all those attending throughout the three days of the show. This hot sponsorship is available to one company only.


    Approximately 23 buses will shuttle attendees between the Expo Center, airport and 9 hotels. Sponsorship will include the 22’’ x 28’’ signs at each pick-up location, recognition on the large onsite shuttle route signs and the opportunity to use a video playback device on buses, if available. Features can also include headrest signs on each bus.


    A three-year agreement has been arranged for this valuable sponsorship. Your company name & logo will be on display throughout the show every time visitors look up to find their way. Show management will arrange for the 30 overhead signs; you simply supply your logo to be imprinted on all sides of the signs.

    CALL (216) 393-0281

    Lawn & Landscape has created a simple, fireand- forget BUNDLE of print, digital & e-blast advertising opportunities that ensures your visibility before, during and after the show. Ads start about 6 weeks before the show in emails to GIE Media, GIE+EXPO & HNA lists. The high-quality magazine displaying your ad is distributed at major hotels and each day of the show.Call Dave Szy (216) 393.0281 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    CALL (800) 633-5953

    The free Show Directory is a take-home, year round resource for every attendee as it includes a complete contact list for every exhibiting company. Advertisers receive a Premium exhibitor listing with bold blue font and logo as well as a photo & 50-word description in the featured product section. For info, contact Jordan Arsenault, Randall-Reilly, 800-633-5953.

    CALL (800) 558-8767

    Have a great idea for a sponsorship that you don’t see on this list? Would you like the power to design your own? Contact us about your idea and we will do our best to accommodate and make it a reality. Call today! – (800) 558-8767

    CALL (800) 558-8767

    THE place for industry networking each night after the show. Your brand will be visible on signage at the show and the giant hi-def screen behind the stage; in the Show Directory, Show Insider and pre- & post-show promotions. Call today! – (800) 558-8767

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  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
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Future Show Dates

GIE+EXPO 2019 – October 16-18, 2019
GIE+EXPO 2020 – October 21-23, 2020
GIE+EXPO 2021 – October 20-22, 2021


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