LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The keynote lunch will return to Dealer Day at GIE+EXPO in Louisville. On Oct. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. an opening lunch featuring New York Times bestselling author Steve McClatchy will kick off the 2015 show. Following the keynote, dealers, retailers, distributors and the media will have an exclusive preview of the show

McClatchy, the author of DecideWork 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 his thought provoking and inspirational presentation, Lead Your Team, Don't Just Manage the Process: Align Systems & Drive Measurable Results, McClatchy will discuss the differences between management and leadership. Dealers will learn to identify when their team needs management and when their team needs leadership. 

After this session, participants will be equipped to: 

  • Create a compelling team purpose, list of values and team goals
  • Correct misalignments and remove obstacles in the way of the team's success
  • Keep the team motivated and focused on producing measurable results

GIE+EXPO's 2015 dates are Oct. 21-23. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 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.

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. 10; $30 Sept. 11-Oct. 18; or $60 onsite.

For information and online registration for GIE+EXPO and the Dealer Day Keynote Lunch: www.gie-expo.com.