Planning for Exchange 2017 Well Under Way
Exchange 2016 in Austin drew 2,852 attendees from 28 countries, and set records with 412 exhibitors in 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. The conference also had a record 41.5 hours of educational programming. GEAPS is hard at work planning another outstanding conference for GEAPS Exchange 2017 in Kansas City, Feb. 25-28, 2017.
Hotel Scam Advisory
Please be aware that GEAPS does not contact individuals and/or companies with special deals on accommodations for Exchange 2017. We have received complaints that unaffiliated companies have contacted attendees and exhibitors offering discounted hotel reservations. These offers are scams; individuals have reported lost deposits and fraudulent activity in connection with these activities. GEAPS will release more information on accommodations for Exchange 2017 in the fall. The only legitimate emails for Exchange 2017 lodging will come directly from GEAPS.
If you have any questions about Exchange 2017 hotel arrangements, or believe you have been contacted by a fraudulent third party regarding reservations, please contact GEAPS by email or call (763) 999-4300.
Another Outstanding Year of Education
The Exchange is a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the industry, and build the skills and knowledge to keep operations running efficiently. Exchange 2016 featured over 41 hours of education, including 28 hours of concurrent sessions. The Exchange Educational Programming Committee (EPC) is planning another year of outstanding education options for Exchange 2017 in Kansas City.
Submit Your New Product or Innovation for the Idea Exchange
Have you developed a new idea in the past year that has made a positive impact on your community, business or customers?
As one of the most popular events of the conference’s education program, the Idea Exchange is a chance to present your unique approach to a large audience of industry peers. There is a new segment to the presentation this year, highlighting a broad range of positive impacts on the industry.
The program is divided into two segments:
Small Changes….Big Impact - NEW
This new aspect of the Idea Exchange was created to highlight a broad array of innovation and excellence in safety, company culture, community engagement, environmental awareness or other areas. If you made a big impact, share it with the industry!
This segment is an opportunity to showcase new products and services developed for grain operations over the last year. This is a great way to gain extra recognition for your company.
- Participants in the Idea Exchange will receive:
- Free three-day basic registration to Exchange 2017
- Industry recognition and networking opportunities
- Recognition in In-Grain, on the GEAPS website and in industry publications
- "Small Changes...Big Impact!" participants also receive $100
High Demand for Expo 2017 Booth Sales
Expo 2016 was the biggest show in GEAPS history with over 400 exhibitors, and preliminary booth sales indicate the Expo at Exchange 2017 will be another terrific show. If your company is interested in exhibiting, click here to learn more.