Planning for Exchange 2014 Well Under Way
CenturyLink Convention Center
Fresh off the success of Exchange 2013 in Louisville, Ky., GEAPS is already busy planning next year's big show in Omaha, Neb. As the conference starts to take shape over the coming months, watch for more updates on education, expo and registration.
Exchange 2014 Hotels Filling Up Fast
Omaha has proven to be an extremely popular location for GEAPS’ attendance base and due to the popularity of the event, the room blocks at most of the contracted hotels are already sold out. Click here for hotel location and reservation information.
Note: Any outside agency/organization attempting to contact Exchange attendees to make hotel organizations is not acting on behalf of GEAPS and cannot access room blocks designated for the Exchange. If you believe you have been contacted by a fraudulent third party asking you about hotel reservations, please contact GEAPS (email@example.com).
Exhibit Space for Exchange 2014 Selling Quickly
Over 350 companies have reserved exhibit space for Exchange 2014, and open space is going fast. Exchange 2014, Feb. 22-25 at the CenturyLink Convention Center in Omaha, Neb., provides 69,400 square feet of space (the equivalent of 694 10'x10' booths) for companies to showcase their products and services to the grain handling industry—a whopping 18,000 square feet more than Exchange 2013.
Even with the increase in exhibit space, GEAPS anticipates selling out. Click here for more information about Expo 2014 and how to reserve your booth space.
Wide Range of Education Topics Selected for Exchange 2014
After sifting through nearly 180 suggestions, GEAPS' Educational Programming Committee has selected 21 preliminary topics for education sessions at Exchange 2014, Feb. 22-25 in Omaha, Neb.
The EPC's selection process utilizes a for-members by-members approach. Choosing education session topics in this manner creates an educational program that is immediately relevant and useful for conference attendees year after year. The topics at right were chosen for consideration by EPC members for Exchange 2014.
Exchange 2014 Education Topics
- Best Practices in Facility Design
- Proper Design of Bin Fill and Reclaim Systems
- Grain Engulfment
- Arc Flash
- Food Safety Modernization Act/HACCP
- OSHA/Machine Guarding and Sweep Auger
- Upgraded Dust Standard
- Dust Systems
- Dryer Maintenance
- Concrete Bin Structural Integrity
- Automation Lifecycle Planning
- Improved Hazard Monitoring Practices
- Rail Safety
- "Building a Bench" – Manager Succession
- The Training Trap
- Crisis Management and Media Training
- Contractor Liability
- IPM-Phosphine Resistance
- First Responder Training
- Ag Sustainability