Registration opens for Equip Exposition 2023

Equip Exposition has opened registration for the 2023 tradeshow, which will be held October 17-20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Kentucky. Early-bird discounted registration is available until September 7; attendees can register to attend for as little as $25 per person.


Last year, Equip Expo broke records and attracted more than 25,000 attendees from around the country and internationally. The show brings over $20 million in revenue to Louisville, and books more than 32,000 hotel rooms during show week, reports Equip Expo organizers.

In addition to the Expo’s 30-acre Outdoor Demo Yard and expansive indoor exhibit space – the show recently announced an expansion into the Exposition Center’s West Wing – downtown Louisville will feature several major events for attendees (included with registration):

• An arena concert, sponsored by Bobcat Company and Senix, at the Yum! Center featuring Third Eye Blind and Dylan Scott (arena suites and event spaces are available to sponsor).

• A Welcome Reception, sponsored by Cat Compact Track Loaders, hosted at the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center with a concert from Expo house band, The Crashers.

Ben Saunders

Other new show experiences for 2023 include:
• An “adventurous” keynote speech by Polar Explorer and master storyteller Ben Saunders .
• A first-ever Women’s Reception, open to all women attending Expo to network and connect, hosted Thursday, October 19, at the KEC.
• Expanded education tracks designed to help attendees expand into new business segments and increase their profits.
• New business lounges, meeting spaces and expanded seating areas at the KEC.
• Landscape education for young people, sponsored by the TurfMutt Foundation (children ages 12 and up may attend the show).
• Improved shuttle bus, rideshare and transportation logistics.
• More coffee shops, breakfast, and food offerings on-site.

“Equip Exposition is the experience of the year for anyone in the landscape, hardscape, outdoor living, and power equipment business,” says Kris Kiser, President of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, which owns and manages the trade show. “Last year we saw a sold-out exhibit hall and brought more than 25,000 people to Louisville. As we celebrate 40 years of Expo together, it’s going to be a can’t-miss event.” 

Equip Exposition will also feature live in-tree climbing demonstrations from the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop and Davey Tree, Mulligan’s Fun Run & 5K, the UTV Test Track, the Drone Zone and Mulligan’s Mutt Madness, a national dog adoption event.

Equip Exposition hotel reservations are open and making plans early on where to stay is strongly encouraged. A dozen hotels are already sold out, the show reports, and several more are nearing capacity. 

Hardscape North America continues to co-locate with the show, offering hardscape demonstrations, exhibits and educational opportunities.

For more information and registration, go to For information on exhibit space sales and sponsorships, contact the Equip Exposition office at


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