Welcome, International Attendees!

GEAPS Exchange is the best place for grain handling and processing professionals from around the world to gather, share knowledge and find products and services to improve efficiency and safety. GEAPS Exchange attracts attendees from all over the world! Last year in Denver, Colorado, we had attendees from 14 countries.

We hope you can join us March 9-12, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. To help welcome you to the event, we invite all international attendees to the NOLA Mixer on Saturday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m., at the convention center.

International Visas and the International Waiver Program

If you have any questions about your visa requirements please visit the business visitors page on the United States State Department website. International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the program must apply for Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and pay the required fee. More information is available on the Office Website of the Department of Homeland Security.

Letters of Invitation

Visitors who require a written letter of invitation for their visa requirements can obtain one from the GEAPS office. Please send invitation requests to Whitney Bey to receive a formal letter of invitation to the conference. In the email, please include:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Company
  • Company Address, Phone Number, Email and Fax Number
  • Passport Information, including:
    • Passport Number
    • Country of Issue
    • Date of Issue
    • Expiration Date