No matter how experienced you are in the landscaping industry, there are always new developments in equipment, products, and ideas to inspire your coming year. Attending one or more landscape expos or trade shows will inspire a fresh approach to meeting customer needs and revitalizing your business proposition.
The years, 2017 and 2018, appear to offer more opportunities to meet, learn, and grow in the industry. Here are a few upcoming landscape trade shows that may inspire new ideas.
Landscapes 2017, October 18-20, 2017 in Louisville KY
This trade show aims at bringing insights to every function of your landscaping business. Seminars, workshops, and idea exchanges will allow each member of your team to network growing opportunities and innovations.
Nursery and Landscape Expo 2017, August 10-12 in Dallas TX
Find new products and share ideas at this Texas venue. Over 1,000 booths will present new ideas for garden centers, landscapers, growers, parks and recreation specialists, and landscape suppliers. More than 6,000 attendees will have a choice of 25 different education opportunities.
Green and Growin’ 18, January 18-19, 2018 in Greensboro NC
While the 2017 version has passed, it is not too soon to prepare for the 2018 version. This year, Green and Growin’ 17, one of the most popular landscape industry trade shows, provided On Point Education and On Point Marketplace opportunities to learn about new developments in the industry. Attendees can earn CEUs for their continuing education programs while shoppers can find the latest and greatest plant products.
Some of the industry’s most prestigious figures were guest speakers at the trade show.
GROW! 2017, February 8-10 in Dayton OH
The business oriented GROW Conference is focused on helping companies in the industry to learn more about:
- Finding and keeping talent
- Improving profitability
- Standing out against competition
The 2017 version will bring speakers from all different disciplines including landscaping, eco-landscaping, trees, and ground system designs.
MANTS 2018, January 10-12, 2018 in Baltimore MD
While the 2017 version has already past, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show is a must see for landscapers and nursery owners. This show attracts individuals and companies throughout the horticulture industry including nursery operators, landscape designers, garden centers, landscape contractors, greenhouse growers, lawn maintenance companies, and landscape architects. Over 11,000 people attended the 2016 MANTS, a testimonial to the importance of their programs.
Large or small, all of these trade shows have unique opportunities to offer.