Marketing Resources

GEAPS Exchange is a great place to make new connections in the grain industry. Here is a collection of marketing resources to help you get the most out of your Exchange experience.

2021 Marketing Resources Kit

GEAPS has put together a collection of assets for your use in promoting your booth for GEAPS Exchange 2021.

Exhibitor Templates

Official Show branding for your emails, websites, print material, and social media.

Use the proud exhibitor logo in ads, on invitations, cover sheets or brochures, etc. to tie into GEAPS’ extensive promotion of the Exchange and let everyone know you’ll be there. Want to invite your customers to attend the Exchange but don’t have time to draft the email? Use our invitation template! You can find these downloadable items below or download the full marketing kit here.

GEAPS Exchange 2021 Facebook Image Template - Editable

GEAPS Exchange 2021 LinkedIn Image Template - Editable

GEAPS Exchange 2021 Social Media Post Copy Template

We look forward to seeing you at GEAPS Exchange 2021 in Columbus! Stop by to visit us in Booth #[XXXX] Learn more and register at www.geapsexchange.com

#GEAPS #GEAPSExchange #agruicultureindustry #agriculture #agricultureandfarming #farming #agbusiness #grainindustry #grainstorage #grainhandling #grain #grainsafety #graintesting #Columbus #Ohio

 

GEAPS Exchange Event Description

GEAPS Exchange is a great place to make new connections in the grain industry, find operations solutions and learn about new technologies and best practices from across the industry. With around 300 exhibitors in the Expo, nearly 30 hours of education and a number of social events, the Exchange is the best place to make connections and advance your career! 

GEAPS Exchange Email Invite Template

Hello [First Name]

We are exhibiting at GEAPS Exchange 2021 and we hope you can join us! Visit us in booth [booth number].

GEAPS Exchange is a great place to make new connections in the grain industry, find operations solutions and learn about new technologies and best practices from across the industry. With around 300 exhibitors in the Expo, nearly 40 hours of education and a number of social events, the Exchange is the best place to keep track of what’s happening in the industry!

Register Today!

Your registration includes:

  • Admission to the Expo Hall
  • Free lunch every day
  • Access to the GEAPS Exchange Mobile App

There are also a number of social events where you can build on existing business relationships. Some events are included with some registration levels, and all can be purchased a la carte.

We hope you can join us at GEAPS Exchange!

Official Exchange 2021 Exhibitor:

[Name. title, company]

[Email, phone]

[Website]

GEAPS Exchange Email Invite Template - International Attendees

Hello [First Name]

We are exhibiting at GEAPS Exchange 2021, and we hope you can join us! Visit us in booth [booth number].

GEAPS Exchange is a great place to make new connections in the grain industry, find operations solutions and learn about new technologies and best practices from across the industry. With around 300 exhibitors in the Expo, nearly 30 hours of education and a number of social events, the Exchange is the best place to keep track of what’s happening in the industry!

Knowing that you are based outside the U.S., GEAPS has put together resources for international travel.  You can visit their web page to learn more about international visas, the international waiver program and letters of invitation.

Register Today!

A full registration includes:

  • Admission to the Expo Hall
  • Free lunch every day
  • Nearly 30 hours of education sessions
  • Access to the GEAPS Exchange Mobile App

We hope you can join us at GEAPS Exchange! If you have any questions about traveling to Ohio, please contact GEAPS at (763) 999-4300 or info@geaps.com.

Official Exchange 2021 Exhibitor:

[Name. title, company]

[Email, phone]

[Website]

How To Use Canva Templates

A Free Tool To Help You Customize Exchange 2021 Social Media Graphics

Promotional Opportunities

Promotional opportunities available for exhibitors and sponsors of GEAPS Exchange 2021.

Exchange 2021 Promotion Opportunities

Expo Coupons for Your Customers

Start thinking about which of your customers or prospects you’d like to invite to the expo with a discount coupon code. This coupon code gives your customers a discount on a registration to visit the expo hall for one day. The one-day expo only registration has a retail value of $50 for non-members. All customers using the coupon code will pay the discounted rate of $25 for a one-day expo only registration. There is also an option that allows you to pay for the discounted one-day expo only registration, so your customers’ admission to the Expo for one day will be completely free.

An email will be sent to the exhibitor contact for your company in May with the coupon code you can give to your customers. If you have questions, please contact Brittany at brittany@geaps.com or call (763) 999-4300.

AGAIN THIS YEAR- Expo Only Registration Free to GEAPS Members!

Expo Only registration is free to GEAPS members! No need to provide your customers who are members h a coupon code for expo-only registration as they can attend the expo any or all days free of charge! Spread the word!

Online Company Profile

The information you list in your online profile will be showcased in our interactive expo hall floor plan that attendees can use to learn more about your company and see where your exhibit space will be located at Exchange 2021. A link to the interactive floor plan is published on the GEAPS website and will also be featured in the Exchange 2021 smartphone app. You can make changes to your online profile at any time, and they will be published online in real-time. Information on how to update your online company profile was emailed to the exhibitor contact for your company. If you need another copy of this email, please contact conferences@geaps.com or 763-999-4300. 

Exhibitor Online Profile Details

Exchange 2021 Registration list FREE

Focus your direct mail campaign specifically to Exchange attendees with a list from the registration database. The pre- and post-registration lists will be automatically emailed to the exhibitor contact for your company. The pre-registration list will be sent after the early bird deadline of July 16. To remain in compliance with data protection regulations, these lists will only include registrants who have actively opted-in to having their information shared. 

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Program gives your company the recognition that works with your promotional goals. Sponsorship contributions get you extra exposure at the Exchange, and companies can receive recognition in the Exchange Smartphone app, signage at the event sponsored, on the GEAPS Exchange website, and in our member newsletter, In-Grain. Check out the sponsorship page on our website here: https://geapsexchange.com/sponsorship/. Feel free to contact Brittany Labatt at sponsorship@geaps.com for more information and questions. 

Hospitality Suites and Events

Social events are an important and desired part of the GEAPS Exchange experience. The GEAPS Board of Directors invites and encourages companies and individuals to take full advantage of the hospitality and networking opportunities Exchange provides. However, all GEAPS members, Exchange participants and sponsors are asked to respect the work of the planning committees by not conducting or promoting any activity or event that conflicts with or detracts from the education, exposition or member recognition programming or the conference and trade show schedule. 

All Exchange attendees may hold private meetings consisting of company employees that are meant for internal business. Only exhibiting companies are invited and welcome by GEAPS to produce and promote hospitality events in conjunction with Exchange. Sponsoring companies with a giving equivalent to a booth space are invited and welcome by GEAPS to produce but not promote hospitality events in conjunction with Exchange. Hospitality events are defined as those where the invitees include established customers or prospective customers. Such events must not conflict with any published Exchange programming and as such can be held pre-Exchange, post-Exchange or after hours during show dates. 

Giveaways and Drawings

Plan your on-site promotional giveaway or drawing with these guidelines in mind: 

•Restrict your activities to your booth. They may not extend into the aisle or disrupt surrounding exhibits.

•To let people know they’ve won your prize: use a sign in your booth–an appointed drawing time thatentrants know about; or ask for an announcement over the expo hall public address system during theclosing hours of the show. A prize drawing form is available in the “Promotional Opportunities” section ofthe online exhibitor kit.

One Free Online Buyers’ Guide Listing

Exhibiting companies are eligible for free Buyers’ Guide listings! The DirectaSource, GEAPS’ annual directory, yearbook, and buyers’ guide, has already gone to print. However, if you haven’t done so already, you can take advantage of one free listing in the Online Buyers’ Guide on GEAPS’ website. Contact Brittany Labatt at brittany@geaps.com or 763-999-4300 to take us up on this offer. 

Lead Retrieval Scanner or App

Order your lead retrieval system scanner or mobile app by March 6 to receive the advance order rate. The lead retrieval order form is under the “Additional Show Services” section of the online exhibitor kit.

Learn Alongside Attendees

Take a break from the Expo Hall by attending a GEAPS Exchange education session. Exhibitor registration includes access to all education giving you the ability to learn alongside your customers.

General FAQs

If you have a general Exchange question that isn't answered here, please reach out and we would be happy to assist.

Attendee Inquiries:

Exhibitor Inquiries:

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.

Learn more about GEAPS.

What is the GEAPS Exchange?

The 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.

When and where is GEAPS Exchange 2021?

GEAPS Exchange 2021 runs from Friday, Aug. 6 through Monday, Aug. 9. It will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The address is: 400-500 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

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!

What is the dress attire for the Exchange?

The suggested attire for all conference functions is business casual. Ties, suits and other business attire are also appropriate, but not necessary. 

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:

  • Get-Acquainted Party
  • Welcome Reception
  • President’s Reception

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 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

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