OPE Business Dealer Forum

OPE Business Dealer Forum

January 20-22, 2025

Charlotte, NC

OPE Business Dealer Forum brings together top experts and leaders from the outdoor power equipment industry to focus on critical issues, the latest trends, business growth, and future planning with workshops, seminars, case studies, and more. It’s a one-of-a-kind educational experience that’s designed to help your dealership thrive and ensure you’re aware of where the industry and your customers are headed. This is the must-attend event for outdoor power equipment dealers.

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OPE Dealer Forum News

  • 2023 Dealer Forum Gallery

    At our recently completed 2023 OPE Business Dealer Forum in Dallas, Texas, power equipment and landscape industry professionals gathered for networking, learning, and idea sharing. In small groups, attendees gained specific insights into a range of business-building topics. We organized this event, our second annual, in partnership with our friends at Powersports Business, and Boating…

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  • Awards Winners! – Under 40

    The OPE industry grows and evolves because of the dedication of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers nationwide. We want to award the best of us all, and we have created two awards programs to help us celebrate. The OPE Business Under 40 Award celebrates people in the OPE industry who are doing amazing work…

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  • Award Winners! – Movers & Shakers

    The OPE Business Movers & Shakers Awards recognizes power-equipment professionals who lead with vision and influence to move the industry forward. In the past year, these leaders have embraced the challenges facing the industry, they’ve taken the opportunity to rethink the way they do business, and they’ve managed teams to success. Winners of this prestigious…

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  • Our Keynote Speaker Says …

    Curtis Dubay, Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a message for you! For more information about the OPE Business Dealer Forum, and to register, visit the event website. See you in Dallas in Nov.

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  • A new world in four short years

    Editor’s Note: Speaker Preview. Tom Shay, OPE Industry sales and marketing leader, will speak at our Dealer Forum event in November. By Tom Shay In 2019, did you go to a restaurant and order your meal by using your phone and a QR code that was taped to the table? Did you pay your bill…

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  • Dealer Forum Agenda Set!

    Join Us for Business Boosting Sessions, Nov. 5-7 Staff Report The power equipment industry is changing drastically, with diverse products and world-changing technology all demanding your attention. We need time, too, to focus on business-boosting ideas and strategies for success. That’s exactly what we are doing at the OPE Business Dealer Forum in November. In…

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  • Dealer Forum Agenda Set!

    We have set the agenda for the OPE Business Dealer Forum, and you are gonna want to be here for this two-day event. Check the website for registration and schedule details. Join us in November in Dallas! OPE Business Awards Reception Celebrate top performers in the power equipment industry at our first annual awards ceremony.…

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  • Awards nomination deadline extended!

    OPE Business staff is now accepting nominations for its two awards programs – the Movers & Shakers Award, and the 40 Under 40 Award. Nominations are coming in now, and staff has decided to extend the deadline for nominations to Sept. 15. Movers & Shakers The OPE Business Movers & Shakers Award recognizes professionals in…

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  • Yakta Joins OPE Dealer Forum as Platinum Sponsor

    OPE Business is excited to welcome Yakta to OPE Business Dealer Forum 2023 as the platinum sponsor of this business conference. Since 1988, Yakta has been making, selling, and servicing innovative outdoor power equipment, and is expanding its offering with a new zero-turn mower, to be introduced at this year’s Equip Expo. The company has a passion…

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  • Register today for OPE Business Dealer Forum

    I want you to think seriously about attending the OPE Business Dealer Forum on Nov. 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. We launched the Dealer Forum in 2022 and we schedule it with two other B2B happenings; the Accelerate Conference is organized by our partners at Powersports Business magazine, and the Elevate Summit is a product of Boating…

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