OCTOBER 17-19, 2018  |  KENTUCKY EXPOSITION CENTER

Dealer Resource Center Workshops

SponsorsFree with registration

Plan some short breaks from the show floor to learn business-boosting tips.

Live stream: www.poweret.com

Power Equipment Trade

10:00 – 10:50 AM
Dealership Succession Planning

Rex Collins, HBK Dealership Industry Group

A sound dealership succession plan addresses a long list of issues – both financial and non-financial. From retirement income to tax issues to transitioning management, there’s a lot to know. Rex Collins will address these issues and more while helping you identify and prioritize your goals.

11:00 – 11:50 AM
The Dos and Don’ts of Digital Marketing

Chloe Banholzer, ARI Network Services Director of Marketing

In today’s digital world, the methods of marketing your business and finding leads is everchanging. Join Chloe Banholzer to learn cost-effective tips and techniques for reaching a wide audience using your website, email and digital advertising. Chloe has helped thousands of dealers across the country with their digital marketing, from search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising to e-mail marketing. She is the marketing coordinator at ARI Network Services, the creator of award-winning software solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers Sell More Stuff!

1:00 – 1:50 PM
Tax Topics

Rex Collins, HBK Dealership Industry Group

The most significant tax legislation since the Reagan administration becomes effective this year. How will this impact you and your dealership and what proactive tax planning can you still implement to reduce taxes and increase cash flow for 2018 and beyond? Rex Collins will explore these and other developing topics that are going to impact your business.

2:00 – 2:50 PM
2019 Google & Marketing Trends

Brock Dugger, National Account Executive for TeamSI

Believe it or not, just a few years ago, the “customer journey” didn’t even register among marketers. Data has changed the marketing world and as technology advances, so will your marketing. As marketers, we have the assets to identify customer intent at all touch points along the journey. It’s critical to have insight into what matters to people before you engage with them. Brock Dugger will discuss 2019 Google and marketing trends you should be taking advantage of.

3:00 – 3:50 PM
The Sales Department of the Future

Sarah Hey, Bob Clements International

What is the future of the sales department? Will you need as many salespeople as today? How will the customer purchasing process change? Join Sara Hey to explore what your sales department might look like in the next 5 to 10 years and what you can start doing now to prepare for the change.

8:00 – 8:50 AM
Looking to the Future: Business Management Software Panel Discussion

Moderator: Sarah Hey

One of the most expensive things a dealership invests in, outside of its people, is a business management system. In this session, you’ll hear from some of the industry’s leading software companies as they anticipate changes. Plus, learn the questions you should be asking in order to make informed decisions about software that will move your dealership forward.

9:00 – 9:50 am
The Parts Department of the Future

Bob Clements

In this age of convenience, automation and overnight delivery, customer expectations may be changing, but a well-run parts department remains an integral and profitable component of every dealership. Learn the steps you can take to ensure you have a profitable parts department in the coming decade.

THANKS TO OUR DEALER RESOURCE CENTER SPONSORS

  • ARI
  • BOB-CAT Mowers
  • c-Systems Software
  • STIHL
  • 1

THANKS TO OUR UTV CORRAL PARTICIPANTS

  • American LandMaster
  • Bobcat
  • Gravely
  • Hisun
  • Hustler
  • John Deere
  • 1
  • Kioti
  • Kubota
  • Odes
  • Snow Dog
  • Yanmar
  • 1

GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
  • 1

Future Show Dates

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

About GIE+EXPO

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