New for 2014, a keynote lunch has just been announced for Dealer Day at GIE+EXPO in Louisville. On Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., an opening lunch featuring New York Times bestselling author Steve McClatchy will kick off the 2014 show. Following the keynote, dealers, retailers, distributors and the media will have an exclusive preview of the show.

New York Times bestselling author Steve McClatchy will provide the keynote lunch speech on Dealer Day at the 2014 GIE+EXPO.

McClatchy, the author of Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress & Lead by Example and president of Alleer Training & Consulting, has spoken before thousands of audiences on the topics of leadership, performance, personal growth, and work/life engagement.  His client list includes the NFL, Google, Pfizer, Microsoft, Disney, Comcast, Accenture, HP, Discovery Channel, DHL Europe, Tiffany's, Wells Fargo and Campbell's Soup. McClatchy is best known for his passion, sense of humor and energetic personality. 

In this fast-paced, interactive and engaging presentation McClatchy will teach dealers how to stay motivated and perform at their personal best on a daily basis. Participants will learn to:

  • Focus on results and the true drivers of performance
  • Regain critical planning and personal time
  • Dramatically increase work/life engagement

GIE+EXPO's 2014 dates are Oct. 22-24. Wednesday, Oct. 22, will be an exclusive preview day for dealers, retailers, distributors to meet one-on-one with exhibitors, attend seminars and preview new products featured at the tradeshow and Hardscape North America (HNA), which is co-located with GIE+EXPO. A Dealer Resource Pavilion, offering products, advice and techniques to generate high performance, will be open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and indoor exhibits will be open 3 - 7 p.m.  During a welcome reception on the show floor, 5 -7 p.m., many of the exhibitors will host games, food, festivities and prizes in their booths.

On Thursday and Friday the tradeshow and the adjacent Outdoor Demonstration Area will be open to all in the industry.

"Combining this luncheon with the opportunities available in the Dealer Resource Pavilion, 750 indoor exhibits and the outdoor demonstration area, dealers will find a full lineup of profit-boosting opportunities at GIE+EXPO," said Warren Sellers, show director.

The keynote lunch is sponsored by Gravely and STIHL. Pre-registration is required. The cost to attend the Keynote is $25 (includes a box lunch) and the cost to register for the tradeshow is $15 through Sept. 11; $30 Sept. 12-Oct. 22; or $60 onsite. 

For information and online registration for GIE+EXPO and the Dealer Day Keynote Lunch: Other contact points: and 800-558-8767/812-949-9200.