LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dealer Day, Wednesday, Oct. 22, is an exclusive preview day for dealers, retailers, distributors and media. The Dealer Resource Pavilion will be open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and indoor exhibits will be open 3 – 7 p.m. During a welcome reception on the show floor, 5 -7 p.m., many of the exhibitors will host games, food, festivities and prizes in their booths.


On Thursday and Friday the tradeshow and the adjacent Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open to all in the industry.

The Dealer Resource Pavilion is the location for free seminars for outdoor power equipment dealership owners and managers, led by dealership consultant Bob Clements. The pavilion features a showroom, along with a parts and service department where Bob and his team will share their latest ideas and tips on how to turn slow seasons into profitable seasons, improve your bottom line in the parts and service departments and more.

Free Management Classes by Bob Clements:
Wednesday, October 22:
 

  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Dare to Be Different

Thursday, October 23:

  • 11 a.m. – Noon: Add Dollars to Your Bottom Line by Improving Your Service and Parts Departments’ KPIs
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Get Out of Your Financial Rut and Generate Instant Income

Friday, October 24:

  • 11 a.m. – Noon: Radically Transform Your Dealership by Improving Your Absorption Rate
  • 2 – 3 p.m.: Turn Your Slow Season into a Profitable Part of Your Year

Tech Training & Certification-
Tech training – priced $30 TO $45 for each class – will be in the exposition center’s East Hall on Wednesday and are offered through the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC).

Wednesday, October 22:

  • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.: Basic Tech Classes: Fuel Service Training, Carburetor Systems/Diagnostics 101, Electrical Basics 101, Propane Fuel Systems 101. Choose one at $30 each.
  • 8 – 11 a.m.: Advanced Tech Classes: Two-Stroke Engine Failure Analysis, Four-Stroke Engine Failure Analysis, Compact Diesel Engine Failure Analysis, Drivetrain Systems. Choose one at $45 each.
  • 10 a.m. – Noon: Basic Tech Classes: Fuel Service Training, Carburetor Systems/Diagnostics 101, Electrical Basics 101, Propane Fuel Systems 101. Choose one at $30 each.
  • 12 – 3 p.m.: Advanced Tech Classes: Two-Stroke Engine Failure Analysis, Four-Stroke Engine Failure Analysis, Compact Diesel Engine Failure Analysis, Drivetrain Systems. Choose one at $45 each.
  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Basic Tech Classes: Fuel Service Training, Carburetor Systems/Diagnostics 101, Electrical Basics 101, Propane Fuel Systems 101. Choose one at $30 each.

For information and online registration for GIE+EXPO and the dealer education program visit www.gie-expo.com.