Exchange Schedule

The Exchange features nearly 40 hours of education and over hundreds of exhibitors in the Expo Hall. To search for specific events or session types, please utilize the advanced search option by clicking on the Advanced Search tab with a search-glass image below. Build a personal conference schedule by utilizing the My Sessions tab located to the right of the Advanced Search tab. To view a full summary of scheduled events, utilize the dropdown box that reads summary view and select full view. Also available in the upper right hand corner of the schedule is the ability to export and print information. To view daily schedules, select the conference dates highlighted below in red text.

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 Denver, Colorado the Exchange drew more than 2,800 attendees from 14 countries, and set records with 452 exhibitors in 292,639 square feet of exhibit space. 

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 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.

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

Learn more about the exhibitors at Exchange 2019 by viewing the interactive floorplan online or download the Exchange 2019 Mobile App (coming soon!) to view a complete list of exhibitors. 

GEAPS Exchange 2019 is Saturday, March 9 - Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

It will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The convention center address is:

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

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

Special events include:

New Orleans Mixer, Saturday March 9, 5:30 p.m.

Get-Acquainted Party: Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m.

Welcome Reception: Sunday, March 10, 4 p.m.

President’s Reception and Banquet: Tuesday, March 12, 5 p.m.

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).

Yes!  GEAPS Exchange has a companion program for those that are joining their spouses/partners and want to enjoy the host city.

New Orleans offers some fun options for tours and activities, and the 2019 Host Advisory Council has put together an exciting Companion Program for Exchange 2019. 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 New Orleans on their own. To plan their visit, they can start with Visit New Orleans!

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

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

No. 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.

Registration for GEAPS Exchange 2019 will open mid-October and remain open until the Exchange.

Register by Jan. 31 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 2019. Full attendee registrations cost $905 for members/$1,265 for non-members, before Jan. 31. There are several more options for registration levels, including One-Day registrations and Expo-Only registrations. 

Check out a complete list of registration options for members and non-members on the Exchange 2019 website. Registration will open mid-October. Be sure to act fast and register by Jan. 31 for the best rates!

Yes! GEAPS members receive a discount on most registrations. Check out the flexible registration options on the Exchange 2018 website to find the registration option that works best for you. You can become a member of GEAPS when you register, and receive your discount right away!

For more information on joining GEAPS, visit the GEAPS website or call GEAPS at (763) 999-4300.

The early bird deadline is Jan. 31. 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.

The Registration Center hours are:

  • Saturday, March 9 7 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 10 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11 7 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 7 am - 4 pm

The Registration Center is located in the lobby of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center near Halls H-I-J.

Yes, you may register onsite with a credit card or cash. We highly recommend registering beforehand as lines for on-site registration can get long. Register before Jan. 31 to receive the best rates.

The Registration Center hours are:

  • Saturday, March 9 7 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 10 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11 7 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 7 am - 4 pm

The Registration Center is located in the lobby of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center near Halls H-I-J.

The Registration Center hours are:

  • Saturday, March 9 7 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 10 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, March 11 7 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday, March 12 7 am - 4 pm

The Registration Center is located in the lobby of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center near Halls H-I-J.

Ample parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee. Overnight parking is prohibited. The address is 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130.

For additional details, visit the Convention Center parking page.

GEAPS has secured specially discounted rates at a selection of hotels surrounding the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The official Exchange 2019 hotels include:

For more information and to book your room at a discounted rate, please check out our hotel information page. Do not contact the hotels directly to make your reservation.

All of our hotels are within walking distance of the convention center. However, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is large and the hotels range in distance, from half a mile to just over a mile.  Most hotels are along the north and northwest side of the building, while our convention will be held on the south side of the building. For this reason, this year we will have a shuttle circulating between our contracted hotels to pick up attendees and deliver them to the convention center.

The Exchange 2019 mobile app is a handy tool that puts every detail of the Exchange in your hands. The app includes a list of exhibitors and details on education sessions and special events. It also includes an interactive floor plan where you can search by company or product.

The app will be available for download later this year. Until then, explore many of the same features in the "My Planner" section of the Exchange 2019 website. 

Search for Exhibitors by Company Name by Using the Interactive Floor Plan

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.

You can view the Interactive Floor Plan online here or by clicking on the Maps icon in the app dashboard. 

The Main Map will highlight booths belonging to the exhibitors that you have added to your Personalized Planner. You can also view an exhibitor’s profile from the map view by clicking on their booth.

How to find your location on the interactive floor plan:

1. Click on the Locate Me button at the bottom of the interactive floor plan.

2. Enter a nearby exhibitor's name and then click Search.

3. Click on the listed exhibitor's name, a marker will appear on the map to indicate where you are currently located on the show floor. 

First, download the Exchange 2019 Mobile App (coming soon!)

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.


  • 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.