About the Exchange Expo

The Expo at GEAPS Exchange is one of the biggest draws for the conference. Packed full with hundreds of exhibitors, it is the best place to find grain handling and processing operations solutions. All levels of employees can benefit from time in the Expo Hall.

Many companies bring physical equipment to the show. Operators can learn more about the latest technology and trends, while getting their hands on equipment and asking questions. Executives can reinforce existing business relationships and form new ones.

The Expo Hall also serves as a lunch and education destination. Lunch is provided for free for attendees, and the Hall also features several interactive training sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

General Information

Expo Grand Opening

March 10, 11-11:15 a.m.

Kick off the Expo with a parade and live entertainment. A jazz band will lead attendees from the Idea Exchange to the Expo Hall entrance. GEAPS leaders will say a couple brief words to welcome you to the Expo, and then the hall is open for business.


Expo Hall Hours

Sunday, March 10, 11:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, March 11, 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 9:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The Expo Hall is the best place to find new technology and equipment to improve operations at your facility. Connect with your suppliers and learn about new options, with over 350 exhibitors.

Food and Drink

Expo Lunch

Sunday, March 10, 12-1 pm

Monday, March 11, 12-1 pm

Tuesday, March 12, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Don’t worry about where you will eat during the day – a complimentary buffet lunch is provided for all attendees and companions. Our sponsors provide this generous perk. Look for the “Lunch on Us” buttons on sponsoring companies’ employees, and thank them for the hospitality!

Seating for lunch is available throughout the Expo Hall lounges.

Expo Refreshment Breaks

March 10, 2:30-3 p.m.

March 11, 9:45-10:15 a.m.; 2:30-3 p.m.

March 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Take a quick break and recharge in the Expo Hall with these complimentary 30 minute refreshment breaks.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 10, 4:30-6 p.m.

This Expo Hall event is open to everyone – all registered attendees, exhibitors and companions. Enjoy beverages and appetizers while you stroll through the hall. The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network and explore the hall as the first day of the Expo comes to a close. This event is free for all registered attendees.


Grain Entrapment Rescue Demo

Sunday, March 10, 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Monday, March 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

This interactive training will take place in the Expo Hall at GEAPS Exchange. It takes place five times, with each demonstration lasting about 45 minutes.

Expo Pods

March 11, 10:30-11:15 am; 1:45-2:30 p.m.

March 12, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Expo Pods are the most interactive education sessions at the Exchange. Designed for smaller groups, these presentations allow discussion and hands-on opportunities with equipment. This year’s sessions feature grain entrapment solutions.

Expo Pod 1

Open Belt Conveyor Safety

Monday, March 11, 2019  10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Hazard Monitoring Systems: Testing and Verification

Monday, March 11, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Bulk Material Handling Switches and Sensors

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Expo Pod 2

Pneumatic Conveyor Safety

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Enclosed Belt Conveyor Installation and Operation

Monday, March 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Bucket Elevator Safety

Monday, March 11, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Expo Pod 3

Explosion Protection Designed Specifically for Bucket Elevators

Monday, March 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Drag Conveyor Safety

Monday, March 11, 1:45- 2:30 p.m.

Conveyor Belting Selection and Installation

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Expo Pod 4

Pipe Conveyor Technology

Monday, March 11, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Hazard Monitoring of material handling equipment and OSHA Requirements

Monday, March 11, 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Fire Prevention Systems for Buck Elevators

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.