Equip Expo expands, opens West Wing for exhibitor sales in 2023

Equip Exposition has announced it will now offer exhibitor space in the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) for the show, which will take place October 17-20 in Louisville. Due to high demand from exhibitors, especially those with limited booth space in other areas of the KEC, this additional space allows for new and wait-listed exhibitors to be at Expo, as well as existing exhibitors to expand their presence at the show, notes the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and manages Equip Exposition.


“Our usual footprint for indoor exhibit space is completely sold out,” says Kris Kiser, OPEI president. “And while the West Wing is different – it’s been used for a wide range of purposes – it does allow existing exhibitors to showcase more of their products and in particular indoor demonstration areas. Taking space in the West Wing also allows new exhibitors to get into the show and ‘get in line’ for space that could become available in other areas of the KEC.”

The historic West Wing of the KEC offers 170,000 square feet of additional indoor exhibit space ,and is the last remaining unused area at the KEC for Equip Expo. It is one of its original structures and located west of Freedom Hall.

In addition to exhibits, the West Wing will feature the return of the popular New Product Showcase, the Drone Zone plus a business lounge for exhibitors and attendees during the show. Hardscape North America will also be expanding its exhibit space into the West Wing.

“The West Wing is ideal for indoor demonstration of battery product, and weather’s not a factor for exhibitors there,” adds Kiser.

Last year, all available exhibitor spaces in the KEC as well as the available 30 acres in the Outdoor Demo Yard sold out; the same situation is expected for 2023, say show managers.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2023 Equip Exposition can garner more information here: www.equipexposition.com/exhibitor.

As OPE Business previously reported, Equip Exposition is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023, and is set to deliver not only new attendee experiences but also advanced programming.

Equip Expo reports that housing for the 2023 event is officially open, and show organizers are stressing the urgency around booking hotel rooms. Registration to the show will open in April.

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