Organizers of the International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo report that exhibit sales are booming for the 2005 show, which is scheduled to take place October 14-16 in Louisville, KY, U.S.
Warren Sellers, show director for the 2005 EXPO, said that sales are running about 10,000 net sq ft ahead of the same time last year. New exhibitors or those returning after an absence include Ken-Bar Mfg. Co., Keith Manufacturing, Kelch Corporation, Toyota Motor, E-Z-GO, and Superior Battery Manufacturing.
Ken Alexander, president of Ken-Bar, said his company is returning after a 1-year absence. "We have some new products coming out, and we want to introduce them at the show," Mr. Alexander explained.
Mr. Sellers said at least 17 companies have increased their space for the 2005 show. They include Briggs & Stratton, Dixie Chopper, Ford, Bush Hog, and Ditch Witch.
In addition, the expansion of the Kentucky Exposition Center means that all exhibits – and the registration area – will be in one hall this year. "The show will have an amazing new look," Mr. Sellers said. "As soon as attendees enter the hall, they will see and feel the excitement of having 500 suppliers within view. Then they can step outside and try the products for themselves. I think exhibitors want to be part of that synergy."
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