Expo Made Simple

10 quick tips to help you plan your trip and how you can get the most from your visit to GIE+EXPO.

Tip #1 Find a Hotel. Win Travel Prizes.

With thousands of hotel rooms in the Louisville area, you’re sure to find the right fit. The Louisville Housing Bureau is available to help. Plus, you could win a travel prize.

Tip #2 Planning Your Visit

How Will I See it All?

Advance planning can help you make the most of your visit. GIE+EXPO has tools to help.

Tip #3 Airport & Free Parking

Getting to Louisville is Easy
Louisville is easy to get to and hard to leave. It’s within a day’s drive of 60% of the US population. And, for those flying in, the expo center is just across the interstate from the Muhammad Ali International Airport.

Tip #4 Easy Check In For Show Badge

Where Do I Go When I Arrive?

Once you arrive at the show, getting onto the show floor is easy with these helpful tips.

Tip #5 Free Concerts and 4th Street Live!

Free Concerts & Nightlife
Downtown Louisville’s Fourth Street Live! is the place to be each evening after the show. Restaurants, bars and free concerts are the perfect opportunity to kick back and network with industry friends.

Tip #6 How Big & Hours

Making the Perfect Plan

GIE+EXPO is huge, but with a few tips and planning tools, even the first-timer can conquer it like a pro.

Tip #7 New Products & Outdoor Demos

Where Will I Find New Products?

Make the New Products Spotlight your first stop to see what’s new on the show floor. Then, after visiting the indoor booths, head outside to test drive.

Tip #8 Food & Fun At The Show

There are plenty of options available when you’re ready to fuel up at the show. One highlight is Food Truck Thursday, when popular local food trucks pull into the expo center. Plus, you can take a break and pet puppies during Thursday’s Mutt Madness pet adoption even

Tip #9 Free Parking & Shuttles

Parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center is free for all participants this year, saving attendees time and money. Drive right through the gates, park and head inside to start exploring the show.

Tip #10 Free Keynotes & Demos

Included with the price of your trade show admission, you can take a break from the exhibits for some valuable learning opportunities - hear from a former fighter pilot, one of the country's most informed economists and the Women's Tree Climbing Workshop.