Hitting The Road

Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS 2007) -

Jan. 10-12, Baltimore, Md.

Attendees will find plants and nursery stock, landscape and garden items, heavy and light duty equipment, tools, furniture and allied industry products. With more than 950 exhibitors and 1500 booths, visitors can walk the show and then relax on the Bay Lady harbor cruise for the 2007 VNA Horticulture Research Gala and Charity Auction. For more information, contact 800-431-0066 or visit www.mants.com

Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am) -

Jan. 17-19, Chicago, Ill.

New to this year’s show are an Innovation Showcase displaying new plants, products, equipment and services. An expanded educational program including new Irrigation Association classes and exams. Last year, more than 14,000 attendees visited the trade show. For more information, contact 847-526-2010 or visit www.midam.org

Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) -

Jan. 18-20, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

With garden center and interiorscaping road shows, TPIE will feature even more exhibit space this year. New to the program, demonstrations will take place daily and a TPIE Collector’s Edition poster will be available. And don’t forget your luau gear on Tropical Plant Shirt Day. For more information, visit www.tpie.org

Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) -

Jan. 22-24, Columbus, Ohio

This year’s show features a full Ohio State University (OSU) Short Course and the Put Some Punch In Your Lunch grower roundtable. The Ohio Certified Nursery Technician exams and the nationally acclaimed OSU Nursery Short Course run concurrently with CENTS. For more information, contact 800-825-5062 or www.onla.org

New England Grows! -

Feb. 6-8, Boston, Mass.

Named the fastest-growing association show in North America by Tradeshow Week, New England Grows features targeted learning sessions, live, hands-on demonstrations where participants can learn the latest field skills. For more information, contact 508-653-3009 or www.NEgrows.org

ANLA Management Clinic – 

Jan. 31–Feb. 3, Louisville, Ky.

The Clinic provides marketing, financial, inventory control and leadership skills to thrive in today’s tough competitive environment. Sessions cover all segments of the industry: garden retail, landscape, growing and landscape distribution. For more information, contact 202-789-2900 or visit www.anlaevents.org.

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