Hotel and Travel Information

Learn more about the hotels available in Louisville, KY for The Utility Expo, 2021.

We Look Forward to Seeing You in Louisville!

With a convenient airport and world-class hotels and entertainment, Louisville offers a great experience for visitors to the show. For the best selection of flights and hotel rooms, remember to make travel plans as early as possible.

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Hotel Accommodations

While the official hotel block is sold out at this time, there are many hotel rooms available in Louisville during show dates.  You are bound to find the perfect location to best fit your needs.
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Camping

Stay right on the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition center. Call 502-367-5380 to reserve you spot.


Stay close to the Kentucky Exposition Center in one of several campgrounds

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Please Note: These are not official show partners, therefore Show Management does not have control over their rates or policies. Show shuttle transportation is not provided to any of these properties.

Free Shuttle Service to Select Hotels

Shuttle service is available between the Kentucky Exhibition Center and select official The Utility Expo 2021 hotels. Shuttles will operate during official show days, Tuesday, September 28 through Thursday, September 30.
Please Note: Not all hotels in the official show block are on the shuttle route.

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Louisville — one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet!

When you’re not at the show, get a taste of Louisville and experience something truly authentic. From Southern cuisine that have made it one of the best food cities in America to award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits and craft cocktail destinations and let us not forget the famous Churchill Downs.

Louisville is proud to present the Show Us Your Badge program – a special discount program for show participants to use while in Louisville. Take advantage of special offers and discounts from the city’s most popular sites, including retail shops, restaurants, and attractions. Just present your name badge at locations around town to receive amazing discounts and offers.

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Travel Planning

The Utility Expo’s show floor opens Tuesday, Sept 28 at 8:30am and ends the afternoon of Thursday, Sept 30 at 2pm EDT.  Extend your show by joining your industry peers and exhibitors at our free networking event, Bourbon, Beer & Bites in the North Lobby until 3:30pm. 
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Event Venue

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) is located at 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209.

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Parking

Parking at the KEC is currently $10.00 per day.

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Hotels

To reserve a hotel room through our official hotel block at a discounted rate, you must first register to attend the show. After registering, check your inbox for your confirmation email with additional information.

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Airport

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (airport code SDF) is conveniently located across from the KEC (approximately 1 mile). Taxis are available at the airport. Louisville also has Lyft and Uber services available. The airport is serviced by 8 major and commuter airlines with numerous nonstop flight options.
 While you’re at the airport, save time at the show by picking up your badge near baggage claim E next to the Alamo rental car counter Sun – Tues between 10:00am-10:00pm.

SAVE MONEY WITH THESE DISCOUNTS:

 
Air Travel - Flight Discounts!

Flight discounts are available for everyone on domestic and international flights to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF). See details below.

American Airlines: American Airlines is offering 6% off published fares (September 17 – October 9, 2021). Book your flights at www.aa.com or call American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 800-433-1790* Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. CT or Saturday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Use promotion code: 1691BJ.

*Booking fee may apply. If the market is booked is ineligible for booking on aa.com (codeshare flights), no service charge would apply. If the routing can be booked on aa.com and a flight is booked using the 800#, the service charges are as follows: $25 - Domestic routings & $35 - International routings.
Delta Airlines: Delta Airlines offers up to a 10% discount on flights (September 15 – October 11, 2021).

Book your flights at www.delta.com/meetings, select ‘Book Your Meeting Reservation’ and use Meeting Code NMULK or call Delta Meeting Network® at 800-328-1111 Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT. Refer to Meeting Code NMULK.
Southwest Airlines: Southwest offers 10% off Business Select® and Anytime fares and 3% off Wanna Get Away® fares, plus 50% bonus Rapid Rewards points (September 20 – October 6, 2021).

Visit www.swabiz.com/flight and use Company ID: 99184621. Booking dates: May 11 – September 6, 2021; Travel dates: September 20 – October 6, 2021.
United Airlines: United Airlines offers up to a 10% discount on flights (September 17 – October 9, 2021).

Search flights at www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZJUX403984 in the Offer Code box or call United Meetings Reservations at 800-426-1122 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.

Registration and Pricing

Learn about the registration and pricing for The Utility Expo and make your plans to attend.

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Top Attractions

Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Churchill Downs

Experience live horse racing during the Fall Meet, including twilight Thursday on September 30th where racing begins at 5:00pm and runs into the evening. Check out the Churchill Downs racing schedule and plan your visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Bourbon Experiences

Did you know 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky? Take a trip down Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail® or immerse yourself in Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Experience™, featuring 10 distillery experiences, one-of-a-kind exhibits and a city-wide cocktail and culinary trail. Plan your bourbon experience here.

Louder Than Life Music Festival – before the show

Feel the music at the nation’s largest rock festival taking place at the Highland Festival Grounds adjacent to the Kentucky Exposition Center, September 23-26. Headliners include Metallica, Korn, Staind, Nine Inch Nails, Mudvayne, Rise Against, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly and many more! Learn more about the festival and purchase tickets here.

Louisville’s Food Reputation

Louisville has more than 2,500 restaurants, numerous award-winning chefs, and even the Urban Bourbon Trail - earning it the title of “Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.” Taste Louisville’s culinary scene for yourself.

Louisville is proud to present the Show Us Your Badge program – a special discount program for show participants to use while in Louisville. Take advantage of special offers and discounts from the city’s most popular sites, including retail shops, restaurants, and attractions. Just present your name badge at locations around town to receive amazing discounts and offers.

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Beware of unofficial hotel offers: Maritz Global Events is the official housing provider for The Utility Expo 2021 and the only company that can sell rooms within The Utility Expo 2021 official hotel blocks. Please be aware some third-party travel companies may attempt to solicit housing for The Utility Expo 2021. These companies are not authorized by Show Management and may provide false information regarding the availability of rooms at hotels within the show housing program. If you are contacted by a travel company other than Maritz, immediately notify Show Management at prondon@aem.org. Show Management works to prevent the unauthorized solicitation of The Utility Expo 2021 exhibitors and attendees.