The BIG show ... I love our industry!
Well, we made it back from the GIE / Expo show in Louisville, KY in one piece. About 17 hours of plane delays tested our patience, but it was all worth it!
Many of you that we ran into asked where our booth was. We had a display booth all through the 90’s, (yes 1990’s) but it’s been about 12 years since we last attended this show and had a booth. This year we just wanted to visit again and see what all the buzz was about. So much has changed, and we found that the show is back and better than ever. First off, the show had an attendance of 25k+ this year and the displays have at least doubled, maybe tripled in size in the last 10 years. The outdoor displays and live testing of equipment is hard to match. The second big difference is the emergence of electric tools, which we find boring, but are going to be moving into the professional market someday soon. And lastly, is the evolving interaction with customers, peers, industry icons and other vendors via social media. With Ballard’s over 1.6 million views per month I had no idea how that would impact our presence at this show. We had an awesome time meeting all of you, and although you seemed so excited to meet me, I can tell you it was just as fun for me. I enjoyed hearing your success stories, struggles, questions and feedback. Your stories remind me of where we’ve come from and the journey still ahead.
I love what we do! I love not being stuck in an office! I love seeing your excitement, passion and hopefully my two cents helps contribute to your success in some way. We are inspired, rejuvenated and so pumped about the new things we have coming soon. Keep following us, keep asking great questions and we’ll do our best not to let you down! And….. we’ll be back at GIE next year in a BIG way!
Get, stay, live: MOWtivated!