GIE Expo 2013

Discussion in 'Trade Shows Forum' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe my wife and I are going this year. Have a few questions.

    What day is the best to go, or does it take both days to see it all?

    What hotels are the most convenient to book?

    Are the seminars worth it?

    Do you need to rent a car or are the shuttles convenient?

    Thx
     
  2. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will need both days. Make Allan of what you want to see before you go and then wander around after that. I found the demos helpful. I drove there so couldn't say about the shuttles
     
  3. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    I drove as well, but I think a taxi would suffice. The hotels commonly used are on the website with maps showing how close they are. It definitely takes both days if you do the seminars. I did the HNA last year which would be a help if you dont know much about hardscapes. I wasnt able to hit up any other seminars though.
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    We will be going on Thursday to the show. Plan to fly down from here, and my wife has Hertz points so a rental car is free. Staying at a hotel not on the GIE list since we have a car, and much cheaper too.
     
  5. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
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    Looks like I'll probably be going down there. I'm still trying to decide if I want to drive or fly down.
     
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you fly from MSP - flights on American from there are going for lower $200's per. That is a good price.
     
  7. bill1500

    bill1500 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks I'll check it out.
     
  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Who else is going? Or is everyone frustrated with their weather and saying 'screw it'
     
  9. Liberty Lawnworks

    Liberty Lawnworks LawnSite Member
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    I'm going! Driving from Columbus, OH.
     
  10. phillie

    phillie LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im def. going again this year..I heard rumors of a new PG in the works..It may or may not be true but it would be pretty cool if they unveil it there.
     

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