For landscape designers, contractors, and equipment suppliers, landscape industry trade shows are an essential place to learn about new trends, meet prospective clients and vendors, and to find answers to some burning questions. Shows display the latest equipment and other landscaping products while providing formalized educational opportunities and seminars that dig deeply into specific areas of the business.
Attending one or more trade shows will add value to your business by keeping you on the leading edge of ideas for landscaping and for operating your business.
Upcoming Landscaping Industry Shows
The GIE+Expo and Hardscape North America focuses on innovations, learning, and networking to provide landscape contractors, suppliers, and designers a real educational experience to bring back to their businesses. Companies turn to this Expo to answer questions about how to better improve their performance with projects and business management ideas. An adjacent 19-acre outdoor area has been allocated to demonstrate new landscaping equipment and techniques to supplement the 750+ indoor exhibits. Educational opportunities focus on landscape professionals and dealers.
Over 7,000 landscape contractors, designers, and suppliers attended the 2016 show, the largest landscaping conference and trade event in the Southeast. The 2017 version will offer more, including educational programs, ideas to expand your business, award presentations, and plenty of peer-to-peer exchange opportunities. The 200,000 square foot center will feature over 450 exhibits of trees, plants, horticulture products, and hardscape related innovations. Landscape, industry, and Trade Show awards will be presented.
The MANTS Trade Show is an excellent forum to meet expert horticulturists, landscape professionals, and vendors while learning new developments in the industry. MANTS 2017 has long been deemed the “Masterpiece of Trade Shows™”. Premiering in 1970, the MANTS Show has become the most important trade show in horticulture. The show encompasses 300,000 feet of modern convention space and exhibitions, entertaining and educating visitors from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. MANTS will accommodate approximately 1,000 vendors and well over 10,000 visitors at the 2018 Show.
MANTS reports that almost 78% of the attendees are decision makers or influencers and the balance will be owners, managers, and buyers.