As the calendar flips to May, the average person begins thinking about the end of the school year, vacations and other summer plans. But for those of us in the ground support industry, the summer season means the International GSE Expo is quickly approaching.
It takes a lot of teamwork to put on a world-class event, and so we have been working side-by-side with our partners at IAEMA to continue delivering an expo that meets the needs of GSE manufacturers, ground handlers, airlines, airports, FBOs and other key stakeholders in the industry. In fact, plans for the 2023 International GSE Expo began as soon as the successful 2021 show concluded, and I’m excited to share our progress.
This year’s event will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which offers close proximity between the outdoor and indoor exhibits. As of April, more than 80,000 net square feet of occupied space has been sold.
A total of 157 exhibiting companies have already been booked to date. These companies will be showcasing the latest products, services and solutions including baggage and cargo tractors; deicing equipment; fueling equipment; passenger boarding solutions; pushbacks and utility vehicles; GPUs, PCAs and air starts; lav and potable water units; headsets and communication solutions; and much, much more.
Not only is the International GSE Expo attracting manufacturers, but hundreds of attendees are already making plans to be at the show. We are seeing a steady pace of registration, indicating a strong attendance figure at the 2023 edition of the show.
Of course, a staple of the International GSE Expo is the ability to network with customers and other members of the industry. To further facilitate networking, be sure to sign up for the official golf outing on Monday, Sept. 26. Participants will love the new venue as Bali Hai Golf Club offers a par-71 course with a challenging layout and gorgeous scenery. The golf course is located right on the Las Vegas Strip, adding convenience for golfers coming from the convention center and nearby hotels.
Lunch, an awards reception and prizes are included in the golf outing. But space is limited, so be sure to register for the event as soon as possible.
As the largest show dedicated to the GSE industry in North America, the International GSE Expo is a must-attend event for learning what's new and what's next for the future.
In addition to booth space, be sure to inquire about sponsorship openings and other opportunities to make sure your company is prominently seen throughout the show.
Visit GSEexpo.com to register for the event, book hotel accommodations and find other useful information. And please keep an eye on the Ground Support Worldwide daily newsletter for more updates regarding the show as preparations continue.
I can’t wait to see you all in Las Vegas!