On The Road Again

Is the road calling out to you? Are you ready to hear the latest on production and product trends? Here are a few must-see shows for 2008. Tune up your engine and update your passport – it’s time to hit the road. 

ANLA Management Clinic
Feb. 8-11
Galt House Hotel
Louisville, Ky.
www.managementclinic.org

ANLA’s Management Clinic is the industry’s only event dedicated to providing owners and managers with the marketing, financial, inventory control and leadership skills they need to thrive in today’s tough competitive environment. These three days, with more than 90 sessions will give your business the energy boost and new ideas you need to grow and succeed in 2008.

California Pack Trials
March 28–April 6
Various locations between San Jose and San Diego, Calif.
www.ngb.org/pack_trials/index.cfm

California Pack Trials is the place to be in the spring to see new varieties from more than 30 international flower breeders. Check the Web site to make appointments at each location. 

Southeast Greenhouse Conference
June 19-21
Carolina First Center (formerly the Palmetto Expo Center)
Greenville, S.C.
www.sgcts.org 

The Southeast Greenhouse Conference (SGC) offers an outstanding educational program and a nearly 400-booth trade show featuring equipment and service vendors. While at SGC, also be sure to check out the new varieties, new products and container contest displays. 

Seeley Conference
June 21-24 (tentative)
Cornell University
Ithaca, N.Y.
www.hort.cornell.edu/seeleyconference/  

Seeley Conferences promote discussion of issues important to the future of commercial floriculture. The meetings are structured to foster discussion by industry leaders and increase the level of understanding of topics through presentations by speakers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The goal of the Conference is to better prepare attendees to make decisions on issues that have a great impact on their businesses
and the industry as a whole. 

OFA Short Course
July 12-15
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio
www.ofa.org

The 2008 OFA Short Course will be the 79th event – featuring nearly 1,440 trade show booths, approximately 500 exhibiting companies and more than 130 educational sessions. It will attract an estimated 10,000 floriculture
professionals. Get answers to your most challenging business issues during four days of sessions, workshops, tours and idea exchanges. More than 135 sessions are designed to give you an edge on the competition. 

Horti Fair
Oct. 14-17
Amsterdam RAI Complex
Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands
www.hortifair.com

More than 900 exhibitors from more than 50 countries make the Horti Fair the most complete of horticultural trade shows worldwide, while 50,000 trade visitors in four days make it the most intensively attended event for the international horticulture industry. The annual Horti Fair is the international horticulture platform for doing business, strengthening contacts and finding out about future trends.

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