The biggest and best show in the grain industry!
With nearly 40 hours of education, you’re sure to learn new ways to improve operations at your facility.
The Expo is the best place to find grain handling and processing operations solutions all in one place.
The Exchange brings together industry professionals from across the world to help you build your professional network!
GEAPS Members Get Discounts
No Problem Too Big Or Too Small
Whether you have a major problem to solve or are looking to make small improvements, GEAPS Exchange will connect you with the people and the products you need.
With over 350 exhibitors at the show, the Expo Hall will feature tons of options. You can walk the show floor and take part in training pods. See new equipment and learn how it can help at your plant.
Beyond the Expo, you can take advantage of different education formats to build the skills of you and your team. Exchange opens and closes with workshops, and the Idea Exchange highlights new products.
Expo Hall Grand Opening
Education Sessions & Expo Hall
President's Reception and Banquet
What Others Are Saying About GEAPS Exchange
“Exchange offers everyone the opportunity to learn, network and enjoy the company of others within the industry.”
“One of my high points was getting to talk to vendors face-to-face. Exchange is usually my only chance of the year to shake their hands.”
“Social events like this gives everyone time away from the Expo and it’s a great way to introduce yourself to new people without any pressure.”
Learn More About The Conference
Have a question about Exchange? Check out the most common questions about Exchange below. If you don’t see your question listed, feel free to send us an email and we’ll be sure to get you an answer.
What is GEAPS?
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations.
GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers.
GEAPS global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,150 companies.
What is GEAPS Exchange?
GEAPS Exchange is an annual International Technical Conference and Exposition.
Each year thousands of attendees gather at the conference to learn about the latest topics affecting the industry and explore innovative new products and services in the Expo Hall. The location of the Exchange changes from year to year.
Last year in New Orleans, Louisiana the Exchange drew more than 2,700 attendees from 19 countries, hosting 407 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Who attends GEAPS Exchange?
Attendees come from all aspects of the grain industry, including suppliers and those in the grain handling and processing industry.
Operations professionals include those directly engaged in grain handling, feed, milling and processing operations.
Suppliers represent businesses or organizations that supply equipment, products or services to the grain handling, feed, milling and processing industries.
The annual conference also draws safety professionals, government officials and academia related to the industry. It is also an excellent opportunity for students seeking degrees related to grain handling, milling, feed and processing industries to make connections in the industry.
Why should I attend GEAPS Exchange?
GEAPS Exchange is the best place to learn about the industry, build your professional network and browse products and services.
The educational program includes nearly 40 hours of education covering the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
Special events give you an opportunity to network and reinforce existing relationships.
The Expo Hall features over 350 exhibitors presenting their products and services.
If you work in the grain industry, Exchange is a great way to improve operations, build your network and enhance your skills!
How do I register?
Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2021 will open mid-October 2020 and will remain open until the conference ends.
What is the dress attire for the conference?
The suggested attire for all conference functions is business casual. Ties, suits and other business attire are also appropriate, but not necessary. The exception is the President’s Reception and Banquet held Tuesday evening, which is semi-formal (not black tie).
What social and networking events happen during the Exchange?
The Exchange is a great opportunity to network with your peers and build your professional network. Social events include:
- Welcome Mixer for First Time and International Attendees
- Get-Acquainted Party
- Welcome Reception
- President’s Reception and Banquet
For more information on these events, check out the complete list of social events.
Can I bring a significant other/family member/friend/etc.?
Yes! GEAPS Exchange has a great companion program for those that are joining their spouses/partners and want to enjoy the host city. We offer base and full companion packages. All companions will have access to the Expo Hall.
If your companion does not wish to attend any tours or visit the Expo, they can feel free to explore the host city on their own.
When and where are future Exchanges?
GEAPS Exchange 2021: Columbus, Ohio, February 20-23
GEAPS Exchange 2022: Kansas City, Missouri, March 26-29
GEAPS Exchange 2023: Kansas City, Missouri, February 25-28
GEAPS Exchange 2024: Kansas City, Missouri, February 24-27
I received an email or phone call to book a room. Is it spam?
Unfortunately, we have received reports of hotel scams. We do not call people offering hotel deals. Any emails you receive will have official GEAPS branding, as well as the logo of our housing management company, Experient.
Housing for GEAPS Exchange 2021 will open mid-October 2020. For your safety, please only book through our housing link found on our hotel information page. If you receive a suspicious call or other communication please feel free to contact the GEAPS office at (763) 999-4300 for guidance on its validity.