Be sure to mark your calendars for the following OPE industry-related events that are scheduled to take place in 2016:
Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA) Dealer Convention, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus-Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA), PO Box 68, Dublin, OH 43017-0068; phone (614) 889-1309; fax (614) 889-0463. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.omeda.org. For hotel reservations, call the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus-Worthington directly at (614) 885-3334.
46th annual Power Show Ohio, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA), PO Box 68, Dublin, OH 43017-0068; phone (614) 889-1309; fax (614) 889-0463. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.omeda.org.
Outdoor Power Equipment Aftermarket Association’s (OPEAA) 30th annual meeting, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: OPEAA, 341 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 549-7608; fax (703) 549-7609; email@example.com. Website: www.opeaa.org.
The Rental Show, American Rental Association’s (ARA) 60th annual convention and trade show, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Contact: ARA, 1900 19th St., Moline, IL 61265; phone (800) 334-2177; firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.therentalshow.com or www.ararental.org.
February 28-March 2
Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Service Association’s (OPEESA) 15th annual meeting, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, Calif. Contact: OPEESA, 37 Pratt St., Essex, CT 06426; phone (860) 767-1770; fax (860) 767-7932; email@example.com. Website: www.opeesa.com.
Equipment & Engine Training Council’s (EETC) 20th annual conference, The American Club, Kohler, Wis. Hosted by Kohler Engines. Contact: EETC, 3880 Press Wallace Dr., York, SC 29745; phone (888) 406-1810 or (803) 222-6149; fax (803) 250-3632; firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.eetc.org.
National Hardware Show, North & Central Halls, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev. Website: www.nationalhardwareshow.com.
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) 64th annual meeting, The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C. Contact: Marla Popkin, director of meetings, OPEI, 341 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 549-7600; fax (703) 549-7604; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.opei.org.
SkillsUSA’s 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Contact: SkillsUSA Inc., 14001 SkillsUSA Way, Leesburg, VA 20176-5494; phone (703) 777-8810; fax (703) 777-8999. Website: www.skillsusa.org.
SPOGA+GAFA trade fair for the leisure and garden sector, Cologne, Germany. Website: www.spogagafa.com.
Glee, NEC Birmingham, UK’s leading garden trade show, England. Website: www.gleebirmingham.com.
The Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Oct. 19 (Dealer Day): Open to dealers, distributors, retailers and media only. Oct. 20-21: Open to all industry participants. Contact: Sellers Expositions, 135 W. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150; phone (800) 558-8767 or (812) 949-9200; fax (812) 949-9600; email@example.com. Website: www.gie-expo.com.
If you would like an event added to the 2016 calendar, please e-mail the details to OPE Editor Steve Noe at firstname.lastname@example.org.