Exchange 2013 is now over. If you were one of the 2,372 attendess who helped make the conference a success, our sincere thanks! The info below is only for informational purposes. More details about Exchange 2013 will be posted soon.
Kentucky is famous around the world for its culture of horse racing and bourbon distilleries. This February, the Bluegrass State also became the the focus of the grain handling industry when GEAPS brought the Exchange to Louisville. GEAPS' 84th annual technical conference and exposition brought GEAPerS from around the world to Exchange 2013 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
The Expo Hall was filled with record-breaking numbers of exhibiting companies and booths, showcasing products, equipment and services. From companies that have been at every Exchange for almost 45 years, to new exhibitors eager to be part of the premier show in the industry, another sell-out promised this year's Expo was the biggest and best one yet.
The Educational Programming Committee carefully planned another slate of interesting and topical sessions. The Opening Workshop on avoiding catastrophic disasters kicked off the education program Sunday morning. The program also included the very popular equipment-oriented Expo Pod sessions and the Idea Exchange, which highlighted innovative ideas from industry professionals. Of course, the heart of the program consisted of the hour-long educational sessions, and this year's schedule was packed with useful information.
An important component of any Exchange is the opportunity to network and socialize. Louisville was no exception, and from the kick-off Get-Acquainted Party to the closing President's Banquet, the Exchange provided times just for attendees to interact, catch up with old friends and make new contacts, and have a great time. The program also included the Guest Program, with some great tours that took advantage of some of the great things that Louisville has to offer visitors.
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Century Link Convention Center
Judging by the number of exhibitors who signed up in Louisville for 2014 booth space, you can plan on another big show! Look for more information about Exchange 2014 in the coming months.