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GEAPS Exchange 2024: Elevating grain industry excellence

Elevate your grain industry game with more than 350 exhibitors, 45 hours of cutting-edge education and a lineup of social events.

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Are you ready to revolutionize your grain facility operations, learn from industry leaders and forge invaluable connections? Look no further than the GEAPS Exchange 2024, a event tailored to meet the diverse needs of the grain industry. This year's event is even larger then the 2023 Exchange with more than 350 exhibitors, 45 hours of education, and an array of social events, this year's Exchange promises to be an unmissable experience.

The Exchange spans three days, from Saturday, February 24, to Monday, February 26 in Kansas City, Mo. The diverse schedule includes committee meetings, educational sessions, Innovation Stations and social events. With so much to do at this year's Exchange, it can be hard to know what to prioritize. Below are 7 things we are excited about at this year's show. 

  1. Expo hall extravaganza: At the heart of the Exchange lies in the expansive Expo Hall, hosting more than 350 exhibitors eager to showcase the latest innovations, equipment and solutions. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the cutting-edge technologies that could transform your facility.
  2. Elevate your expertise through education: Immerse yourself in more than 45 hours of education curated by industry professionals. The Education Programming Committee has meticulously planned sessions in various formats, ensuring that you and your team acquire the skills needed to overcome challenges. From maintenance and safety to employee development and grain operations, the education program covers a spectrum of topics vital for industry success.
  3. Sandy Gennaro, a keynote experience: Kick off the conference with a bang on Sunday morning, February 25, as renowned rock star and professional speaker Sandy Gennaro takes the stage. With a stellar career touring with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, the Monkees and Joan Jett, Gennaro delivers powerful presentations on beating the odds and achieving rock star success in business and in life.
  4. Interactive learning at Innovation Stations: The Innovation Stations offer a dynamic learning experience, featuring interactive presentations and equipment demonstrations. Dive into sessions tailored to your interests in  maintenance, safety, employee development and grain operations. These sessions, designed for approximately 60 attendees, provide a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and explore the latest advancements.
  5. Grain entrapment rescue demos: Back by popular demand, the Grain Entrapment Rescue Demo, presented by Oklahoma State University, provides a hands-on exploration of the dangers associated with grain bins. Gain life-saving safety insights and ensure you and your team go home safely every workday. Don't miss this comprehensive demonstration during the show.
  6. Building a network at social events: Beyond the Expo and education, the Exchange offers a plethora of social events designed to foster new industry connections. Whether it's the Mixer, Get Acquainted Party, or Welcome Reception, these events provide a relaxed environment for networking and building lasting professional relationships.
  7. Idea Exchange: Participate in the Idea Exchange, featuring short presentations on "What's New" and "Small Changes...Big Impact!" This year's theme focuses on safety manager tips, inviting safety managers and directors to share their best practices in a concise five-minute presentation format.

GEAPS Exchange 2024 in Kansas City, Mo., is your gateway to industry excellence. With a focus on innovation, education and networking, this event is your one-stop solution for addressing facility challenges, staying updated on industry trends, and elevating your professional skills.

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