The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling 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 2,800 individual members from about 1,150 companies.

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.

Last year in Austin, Texas the Exchange drew 2,852 attendees from 28 countries, and set records with 412 exhibitors in 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. The conference also had a record 41.5 hours of educational programming.

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.

GEAPS Exchange 2017 is Saturday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

It will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The address is:

 301 W 13th St. 

Kansas City, MO 64105

GEAPS Exchange 2017 is the best place to learn about the industry, build your professional network and browse products and services.

The educational program includes over 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 400 exhibitors presenting their products and services in 270,000 square feet of exhibit space. 

If you work in the grain industry, Exchange 2017 is a great way to improve operations and build your network and enhance your skills!

The Kansas City Convention Center does not have parking at the facility. However, there is plenty of parking in the area. The primary parking garage is the Auditorium Plaza Parking Garage, also known as the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage. It is located between 12th and 13th streets, and between Central and Wyandotte streets. It is south of the Marriott Hotel and north of the historic Municipal Auditorium. The garage generally services the entire convention center. An underground tunnel leads into the convention center from the garage. Look for GEAPS Exchange 2017 signage!

GEAPS Exchange 2018: Denver, Colorado, March 24-27

GEAPS Exchange 2019: New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12

GEAPS Exchange 2020: Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 21-24

GEAPS Exchange 2021: Columbus, Ohio, February 20- 23

Over 400 companies have already signed up to exhibit at GEAPS Exchange 2017. View an interactive floorplan online and download the Exchange 2017 Mobile App to view a complete list of exhibitors. 
The Exchange 2017 Mobile App is a handy tool puts every detail of the Exchange in your hands. The app includes an interactive floor plan, list of exhibitors and details on education sessions and special events. The app will be available for download later this year. 

Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2017 opens mid-October and will remain open until the Exchange. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates! A number of registration options are available. You may register online or by mailing in a registration form. Payments may be made by credit card or check. Attendees, booth workers and speakers all need to register. Contact GEAPS or call (763) 999-4300 for more information. 

 

GEAPS offers a number of flexible registration options for Exchange 2017. Check out a complete list of registration options for members and non-members on the Exchange 2017 website. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates!
Yes! GEAPS members receive a discount on most registrations. Check out the flexible registration options on the Exchange 2017 website to find the registration option that works best for you. For more information on joining GEAPS, visit the GEAPS website or call GEAPS at (763) 999-4300. 

The Exchange is a great opportunity to network with your peers and build your professional network.

Special events include:

Kansas City Mixer, Saturday Feb. 25, 6 p.m. This event is designed to help first-time and international attendees make connections before diving into the Exchange over the next few days. 

Get-Acquainted Party: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Kick off the Exchange with a Taste of KC! Meet others from around the industry while you enjoy food, drinks and games. This event is included in full registration, and otherwise available for purchase a la carte.

President’s Banquet: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Close down the Exchange with a formal banquet and enjoy a gourmet meal and entertainment  as GEAPS gives the organizations's highest awards. This event is included in full registration, and otherwise available for purchase a la carte.

View a complete list of special events on the Exchange 2017 website.

Yes!  GEAPS Exchange has a companion program. Kansas City will offer some fun options for tours and activities. For more detailed information, visit the Exchange 2017 website. 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 Kansas City on their own. To plan their visit, they can start with Visit Kansas City! 

The early bird deadline is Jan. 26. If you miss this deadline you may still register anytime, up until the day of the Exchange or onsite. However, for best rates register early!

You will need to pick up your badge at registration. Having your registration information will expedite the process, especially if you have your registration barcode. If you forget your registration information we can still look you up!  Pre-registered attendees will have a separate line for picking up their badges.

Yes, you may register onsite with a credit card or cash. We highly recommend registered beforehand as lines for on-site registration get long. Register before Jan. 26 to receive the best rates.

 

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center. The official Exchange 2017 hotels include:

-Kansas City Marriott Downtown

-Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel

-Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

For more information and to book your room, please use our housing link. Do not contact the hotels directly to make your reservation!

All of our hotels are  within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel are connected via underground walkway to the convention center. The Crowne Plaza is only a one block walk from the main entrance to the convention center.

 

For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing page.

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center.  
-    Kansas City Marriott Downtown - $154 Single/Double
-    Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel - $143 Single/Double
-    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown - $145 Single/Double 

These special rates are only available if you book within the GEAPS Room Block, through our housing link

Reserving a room is simple and fast! Visit our housing link to reserve a room in the room block!  If you have questions please contact.

The cut-off will be Jan. 26, 2017.  After this date you will not be able to book a room in our block, at our specially discounted rates. Please book early! For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, please visit our housing link

Our cancellation deadline is Jan. 6, 2017. Any rooms cancelled after this date will be fined a $200 fee. For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing link

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. For your safety, please only book though our housing link. 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.

There is no official dress code for the Exchange, but most people come in business casual attire.

Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2017 opens mid-October. You may register online or mail a registration form to GEAPS at 4800 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 150, Golden Valley MN, 55422. Payments may be made by credit card or check.

Register before Jan. 26 to receive the best possible rates!

GEAPS offers a variety of registration options to fit your needs. A full registration includes all of special events and education sessions. Other options include single day passes and companion registrationRegister online today!

Yes! In addition to being connected to a network of grain handling and processing professionals around the world, GEAPS members save on all levels of Exchange 2017 registration

For more information on how to become a member, visit the GEAPS website, or contact the office

If an attendee who is not officially representing any company showcasing in the Exchange exposition [a company registered as a trade-show exhibitor] is observed to be soliciting business from an attendee who is also not registered as a trade-show exhibitor, in the exposition hall or any other public space or facility under GEAPS’ Exchange show management, or in violation of any provision of this policy, that person will be asked to leave facility or space immediately. Penalties may also be applied. Observed violations should be reported to GEAPS’ Exposition Services Manager.

GEAPS recognizes that “suitcasing” may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room; a restaurant, club, or other public place of assembly over which GEAPS has no management control. This policy applies to only GEAPS’ events at venues including sites, facilities or portions of facilities under GEAPS show management to include any event, facility or space reserved by or for GEAPS.

Read the full policy

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling 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 2,800 individual members from about 1,150 companies.

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.

Last year in Austin, Texas the Exchange drew 2,852 attendees from 28 countries, and set records with 412 exhibitors in 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. The conference also had a record 41.5 hours of educational programming.

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.

GEAPS Exchange 2017 is Saturday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

It will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The address is:

 301 W 13th St. 

Kansas City, MO 64105

The Kansas City Convention Center does not have parking at the facility. However, there is plenty of parking in the area. The primary parking garage is the Auditorium Plaza Parking Garage, also known as the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage. It is located between 12th and 13th streets, and between Central and Wyandotte streets. It is south of the Marriott Hotel and north of the historic Municipal Auditorium. The garage generally services the entire convention center. An underground tunnel leads into the convention center from the garage. Look for GEAPS Exchange 2017 signage!

GEAPS Exchange 2018: Denver, Colorado, March 24-27

GEAPS Exchange 2019: New Orleans, Lousiana, March 9-12

GEAPS Exchange 2020: Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 21-24

GEAPS Exchange 2021: Columbus, Ohio, February 20- 23

Over 400 companies have already signed up to exhibit at GEAPS Exchange 2017. View an interactive floorplan online and download the Exchange 2017 Mobile App to view a complete list of exhibitors. 
The Exchange 2017 Mobile App is a handy tool puts every detail of the Exchange in your hands. The app includes an interactive floor plan, list of exhibitors and details on education sessions and special events. The app will be available for download later this year. 

Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2017 opens mid-October and will remain open until the Exchange. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates! A number of registration options are available. You may register online or by mailing in a registration form. Payments may be made by credit card or check. Attendees, booth workers and speakers all need to register. Contact GEAPS or call (763) 999-4300 for more information. 

 

GEAPS offers a number of flexible registration options for Exchange 2017. Check out a complete list of registration options for members and non-members on the Exchange 2017 website. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates!
Yes! GEAPS members receive a discount on most registrations. Check out the flexible registration options on the Exchange 2017 website to find the registration option that works best for you. For more information on joining GEAPS, visit the GEAPS website or call GEAPS at (763) 999-4300. 

The Exchange is a great opportunity to network with your peers and build your professional network.

Special events include:

Kansas City Mixer, Saturday Feb. 25, 6 p.m. This event is designed to help first-time and international attendees make connections before diving into the Exchange over the next few days. 

Get-Acquainted Party: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Kick off the Exchange with a Taste of KC! Meet others from around the industry while you enjoy food, drinks and games. This event is included in full registration, and otherwise available for purchase a la carte.

President’s Banquet: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Close down the Exchange with a formal banquet and enjoy a gourmet meal and entertainment  as GEAPS gives the organizations's highest awards. This event is included in full registration, and otherwise available for purchase a la carte.

View a complete list of special events on the Exchange 2017 website.

Yes!  GEAPS Exchange has a companion program. Kansas City will offer some fun options for tours and activities. For more detailed information, visit the Exchange 2017 website. 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 Kansas City on their own. To plan their visit, they can start with Visit Kansas City! 

The early bird deadline is Jan. 26. If you miss this deadline you may still register anytime, up until the day of the Exchange or onsite. However, for best rates register early!

You will need to pick up your badge at registration. Having your registration information will expedite the process, especially if you have your registration barcode. If you forget your registration information we can still look you up!  Pre-registered attendees will have a separate line for picking up their badges.

Yes, you may register onsite with a credit card or cash. We highly recommend registered beforehand as lines for on-site registration get long. Register before Jan. 26 to receive the best rates.

 

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center. The official Exchange 2017 hotels include:

-Kansas City Marriott Downtown

-Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel

-Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

For more information and to book your room, please use our housing link. Do not contact the hotels directly to make your reservation!

All of our hotels are  within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel are connected via underground walkway to the convention center. The Crowne Plaza is only a one block walk from the main entrance to the convention center.

 

For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing page.

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center.  
-    Kansas City Marriott Downtown - $154 Single/Double
-    Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel - $143 Single/Double
-    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown - $145 Single/Double 

These special rates are only available if you book within the GEAPS Room Block, through our housing link

Reserving a room is simple and fast! Visit our housing link to reserve a room in the room block!  If you have questions please contact.

The cut-off will be Jan. 26, 2017.  After this date you will not be able to book a room in our block, at our specially discounted rates. Please book early! For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, please visit our housing link

Our cancellation deadline is Jan. 6, 2017. Any rooms cancelled after this date will be fined a $200 fee. For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing link

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. For your safety, please only book though our housing link. 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.

If an attendee who is not officially representing any company showcasing in the Exchange exposition [a company registered as a trade-show exhibitor] is observed to be soliciting business from an attendee who is also not registered as a trade-show exhibitor, in the exposition hall or any other public space or facility under GEAPS’ Exchange show management, or in violation of any provision of this policy, that person will be asked to leave facility or space immediately. Penalties may also be applied. Observed violations should be reported to GEAPS’ Exposition Services Manager.

GEAPS recognizes that “suitcasing” may also take the form of commercial activity conducted from a hotel guest room; a restaurant, club, or other public place of assembly over which GEAPS has no management control. This policy applies to only GEAPS’ events at venues including sites, facilities or portions of facilities under GEAPS show management to include any event, facility or space reserved by or for GEAPS.

Read the full policy

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling 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 2,800 individual members from about 1,150 companies.

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.

Last year in Austin, Texas the Exchange drew 2,852 attendees from 28 countries, and set records with 412 exhibitors in 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. The conference also had a record 41.5 hours of educational programming.

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.

GEAPS Exchange 2017 is Saturday, Feb. 25 – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

It will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The address is:

 301 W 13th St. 

Kansas City, MO 64105

Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2017 opens mid-October and will remain open until the Exchange. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates! A number of registration options are available. You may register online or by mailing in a registration form. Payments may be made by credit card or check. Attendees, booth workers and speakers all need to register. Contact GEAPS or call (763) 999-4300 for more information. 

 

The Kansas City Convention Center does not have parking at the facility. However, there is plenty of parking in the area. The primary parking garage is the Auditorium Plaza Parking Garage, also known as the Barney Allis Plaza Parking Garage. It is located between 12th and 13th streets, and between Central and Wyandotte streets. It is south of the Marriott Hotel and north of the historic Municipal Auditorium. The garage generally services the entire convention center. An underground tunnel leads into the convention center from the garage. Look for GEAPS Exchange 2017 signage!

GEAPS offers a number of flexible registration options for Exchange 2017. Check out a complete list of registration options for members and non-members on the Exchange 2017 website. Register by Jan. 26 for the best rates!
Yes! GEAPS members receive a discount on most registrations. Check out the flexible registration options on the Exchange 2017 website to find the registration option that works best for you. For more information on joining GEAPS, visit the GEAPS website or call GEAPS at (763) 999-4300. 
The early bird deadline is Jan. 26. If you miss this deadline you may still register anytime, up until the day of the Exchange or onsite. However, for best rates register early!

You will need to pick up your badge at registration. Having your registration information will expedite the process, especially if you have your registration barcode. If you forget your registration information we can still look you up!  Pre-registered attendees will have a separate line for picking up their badges.

Yes, you may register onsite with a credit card or cash. We highly recommend registered beforehand as lines for on-site registration get long. Register before Jan. 26 to receive the best rates.

 

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center. The official Exchange 2017 hotels include:

-Kansas City Marriott Downtown

-Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel

-Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown

For more information and to book your room, please use our housing link. Do not contact the hotels directly to make your reservation!

All of our hotels are  within easy walking distance of the Convention Center. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown and Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel are connected via underground walkway to the convention center. The Crowne Plaza is only a one block walk from the main entrance to the convention center.

 

For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing page.

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center.  
-    Kansas City Marriott Downtown - $154 Single/Double
-    Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel - $143 Single/Double
-    Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown - $145 Single/Double 

These special rates are only available if you book within the GEAPS Room Block, through our housing link

Reserving a room is simple and fast! Visit our housing link to reserve a room in the room block!  If you have questions please contact.

The cut-off will be Jan. 26, 2017.  After this date you will not be able to book a room in our block, at our specially discounted rates. Please book early! For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, please visit our housing link

Our cancellation deadline is Jan. 6, 2017. Any rooms cancelled after this date will be fined a $200 fee. For more information on Exchange 2017 housing, visit our housing link

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. For your safety, please only book though our housing link. 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.

Get The Official GEAPS Exchange 2017 Mobile App for an Enhanced Show Experience!

Search for Exhibitors by Company Name

Exhibitors are shown in two lists: “All Exhibitors” and “By Product Category”.  Click on a product category to view a list of the exhibitors in that group. 

The “All Exhibitors” tab lists all the current exhibitors in alphabetical order. The “By Product Category” tab lists the product categories and the number of exhibitors who have selected each of these. 

Search Exhibitors by Keyword

You can search for exhibitors by typing a keyword in the search box at the top of the Exhibitor list screen.  The results will include all exhibitors that have this keyword in their company name, profile, brands or product categories.

Each exhibitor listing has their booth number(s) displayed below their name. An exhibitor listing may have a video icon which indicates that they have uploaded multimedia content. 

Save an Exhibitor to Favorites

From the Exhibitor list or any exhibitor's eBooth profile, you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your personalized planner by clicking on the star icon.

Exhibitor eBooth Profile

You can visit the eBooth for any company by clicking on their name in the Exhibitor list.  You will see the company’s contact information, description, product categories and videos they have uploaded.  To play the video on your device, just click on the video. From this screen you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your Personalized Planner by clicking on the star icon. You can also view the location of their booth on the floor plan by clicking on the “Map it” button.  The exhibitor’s booth will be highlighted on the floor plan.



 

 

Tap on the Schedule app icon in the app menu dashboard to view the complete list of sessions.

You can view the schedule by swiping left and right and scrolling up and down for sessions sorted by day and time.

Search for sessions by keyword using the search bar at the top of screen.

 

Save a Session

There are two ways you can save a session: 

  • When you see a session title that interests you, tap on the star next to that listing.

          OR

  • From the session page, select "Add Session" to save it to your planner.


 

From the app menu dashboard, select Planner app icon. From here you can manage the lists of sessions
and meetings that you have added to your Personalized Planner.

Saved Exhibitors

Click on "My Exhibitors" to see all your saved exhibitors listed in order by their booth number.

Saved Sessions & Meetings

Click on "My Itinerary" to see your schedule by day. This section will include all your saved sessions and the personal meetings you created in the mobile app. 

Add Session to Mobile Device's Calendar

From the session screen, select "Add to Device Calendar" to save the session in your device's calendar.

Add a Personal Meeting

From the Planner section, tap on the calendar icon at the bottom of the screen. Select your desired day and time and add any notes.

Remove a Saved Exhibitor or Saved Session

Tap on the star next to the Company name or Session title to remove the listing from your planner.



 

From the app menu dashboard, select the My Notes app icon. You will see a list of of your session and meeting notes.

To add a note, tap on the "pencil" icon on the bottom of the screen.

To edit one of your notes, tap on the "folder" icon on the bottom of the screen to see more details.

To email the notes to yourself or a contact, tap on the arrow in the bottom left corner.

View the Gallery

Tap the Photo Booth app icon to view fellow attendees' photos. 

Take a Photo

From the app menu dashboard, select the Login app icon. Login using your email and password. If you have not yet created a profile, you can do so using your email address and creating a password. 

Select the Photo Booth app icon, tap the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen and take a photo. If you like the photo you have taken, tap "Use Photo" to share your photo in the image gallery. The photos that you approve will be shared in the image gallery within the mobile app, as well as on the event's Facebook Page. 

Share A Photo

From the Gallery, tap the image you would like to share. Once the image has opened, tap the Share Icon on the bottom of your screen. Select the social media sites where you would like to share your image.   

If you have any other questions about this event's mobile app, click here to contact support at a2z, inc.

A member of the a2z support team will respond to your email within one business day.

For technical assistance please contact: Support@a2zinc.net

Sponsorship and Exhibit questions please contact: conferences@geaps.com