GEAPS Exchange 2019 Draws 2,836 Attendees from 19 Countries
Tradeshow featured 407 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space
GEAPS Exchange 2019 drew 2,836 attendees from19 countries to New Orleans to see and learn about the latest products and innovations in the grain handling and processing operations industry. The technical conference and exposition included a tradeshow with 407 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 30 hours of education in a variety of formats.
GEAPS International President Robert Taylor, Cargill, Minneapolis Chapter attended the event for the 15th time this year, and ranked the social events among the best he’s personally attended.
“The Get-Acquainted Party had good live entertainment, great New Orleans food and live animals,” Taylor said. “It was a great venue for networking, and set the tone for the entire conference. Between the Expo, education and special events, Exchange 2019 was a terrific event.”
Taylor also noted the success of the new grain entrapment rescue demo in the Expo Hall. The interactive training showed how first responders react to grain entrapment situations, and expanded on topics discussed in the Open Workshop. The demo routinely drew standing-room only crowds.
Top Attendance at Exchanges in GEAPS History
Kansas City 2017 with 3,859
Omaha 2014 with 3,379
St. Louis 2015 with 3,215
Denver 2018 with 2,918
Austin 2016 with 2,852
Exchange 2020 in Minneapolis
GEAPS Exchange 2020 will be held March 21-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. The Expo Hall will showcase 272,000 square feet of grain handling and processing operations equipment, service and technology solutions. Registration and room blocks will open in the fall.