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Calendar of Trade Shows, Seminars in the Lawn Care Industry

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Upcoming Events

Trade shows, seminars, and other events by professional lawn care organizations in the Green Industry are great places to learn more about your field and to keep your knowledge up-to-date with the latest techniques and equipment.

All year long lawn care maintenance gardeners and landscape contractors will be attending trade shows and expostions in ever increasing numbers. These are successful men and women, employers and employees who have discovered a way to get a jump on their competition or learn more about their chosen profession.

Why? Because lawn care and garden trade shows are an excellent way to learn about new products and equipment innovations. They are also an excellent place to acquire the latest information regarding the specifications of fertilizers, amendments, herbicides, equipment, irrigation products, and more.

There are shows and seminars for the gardener, landscape contractor, nurseryman, irrigation specialist, grounds and lawn care maintenance technician, and other specialists in the Green Industry.

Manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers are there ready and willing to talk to you about their products and services. If you have questions or comments about a product or landscape technique, a trade show is a good place to get those answers and to be heard.

These events are for the seasoned professional and for those just starting their own landscape or garden business.

Make plans to enhance your business by attending a trade show, seminar, or conference in your area.

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Lawn Care Calendar spotlightSpotlight on The CLCA Landscape Industry Show

This is one of the largest industry trade shows for the landscape contractor and lawn care operator. Each year the show has hundreds of exhibits and a full schedule of seminars.

Sharpen your competitive edge while seeing the latest in new products and equipment and networking with factory experts and peers at the 2004 Landscape Industry Show. Show seminars are still to be announced, but the schedule for 2003 included the following 90 minute seminars:

  • Profit Through Learning: Your Training Toolbox
  • Basic Landscape Pruning
  • Estimating System Overview
  • Storm Water Pollution Protection
  • New Plants / Grasses & Groundcover
  • Preparing For & Responding To A Down Economy
  • Certified Landscape Test Preparation
  • Cooking Up Profits With Outdoor Kitchens & BBQ’s
  • Safety As A Profit Center & Workers Compensation Claim Issues
  • Best Practices For Maintenance Estimating

The 2004 Landscape Industry Show is scheduled for February 18 & 19, 2004 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

For more information, email Show Manager Tara Stout. Or to register visit the CLCA website.

Lawn Care Calendar spotlightSouthern Nursery Association Annual Research Conference and Trade Show

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) is holding it's annual trade show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga starting on July 30th.

Representing over 45% of horticultural production in the U.S., The World's Showcase of Horticulture® has gained the outstanding reputation as America's number one wholesale lawn and garden show, and is recognized as the gateway to the world of horticulture. Each August thousands of industry professionals come to Atlanta to get a head start on buying for the new business year ahead... to locate those special, hard-to-find products... to see the latest trends, developments and technology... to establish contacts for those profitable new plants, products and services, to reach new markets... and to network with industry leaders. It's really simple - if you buy or sell plants or related products - this show is for you!

This show combines the SNA's Research Conference and "World's Showcase of Horticulture" into one trade show with more than 800 exhibitors.

The exhibits are organized into themed sections:

  • EquipmentWorld: equipment for production, installation and maintenance
  • FoliageWorld: tropical plants and foliage for retail and interiorscape
  • RetailWorld: garden gifts, visual merchandising, POP, POS, new product demonstrations
  • WaterWorld: ponds, supplies, aquatic plants, irrigation, product demonstrations, and Pondapalooza - the only national conference for the water garden trade
  • ColorWorld: greenhouse products, new flower displays and new varieties

Of special interest to landscape contractors and lawn care operators is the new landscape track in the expanded pre-show TechShop Educational Series. The TechShop, co-sponsored by the Georgia Green Industry Association, Hortica, Arthur A. "Buck" Jones & Associates, Inc., and the USDA Risk Management Agency, will be on Wednesday, July 30. TechShop is organized into eight concurrent tracks covering more than 40 educational topics:

  • Business Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Woody Plants
  • Annuals and Perennials
  • Retail
  • Landscape
  • Current Issues: Water
  • Technical and Certification

For more information contact Liz Elgar, Event Coordinator

May 2003

May 29-30, 2003

1st North American Green Roof Conference and Trade Show Congress Plaza, downtown Chicago. 
A green roof is a roofing system designed to support green space of top of built structures and usually includes water, repellant membranes, and drainage systems.  Organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a network of public and private organizations that are advocates for the North American green roof industry, the show is cosponsored by the City of Chicago.
Steven Peck (416) 971-4494 

June 2003

June 16, 2003

Landscape Entomology Symposium
Saticoy Country Club, Camarillo, CA. 
Sponsored by University of California Extension, the registration fee for the symposium is $65; credit cards and purchase orders not accepted.
Jim Downer (805) 645-1485.

June 19-21, 2003

51st Meeting, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO. 
For information contact OPEI, 341 So. Patrick Street, Old Town Alexandra, VA 22314.
(703) 549-7600; fax (703) 594-7604

June 30, 2003
American Nursery & Landscape Association/National Garden Center Organization Independent Garden Center Workshop
Watson's Greenhouses, Puyallup, WA 
Melissa Strickland at (2020) 789-2900

July 2003

July 13-15, 2003

Texas Turfgrass Association's Summer Institute
Arlington, TX
Shirley Duble
979 690-2201

July 13-15, 2003

All-Industry Trade Show sponsored by Ohio Florists' Association (OFA)
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Ohio
For more information contact OFA at 2130 Stella Court, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215. 
(614) 487-1117; fax 487-1216

July 16-19, 2003

California Landscape Contractors Association Summer Family Extravaganza
Sacramento Hyatt, Sacramento, CA.
The event will feature educational offerings, networking, Breakfast of Champions, and golf.  For hotel reservations call the Hyatt at (916) 443-1234.  For information contact CLCA, 1491 River Park Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento CA95815-2788.
(916) 830-2780; fax 830-2788

July 16-20, 2003

American Nursery & Landscape Association's Convention & Learning Retreat
Boston Marriott, Copley Plaza, Boston, MA. 
For information contact Melissa Strickland in the ANLA meetings department (202) 789-5890, ext. 3026.  ANLA's address: Suite 300, 1000 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington DC 20005

July 16-22, 2003

Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel, New York, NY. 
For more information contact ALPD, 1924 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. 
(717) 238-9780; fax 238-9985

July 15-20, 2003

American Nursery & Landscape Association Convention & Executive Learning Retreat
Boston, MA
202 789-2900

July 16, 2003

2003 Michigan Turfgrass Field Day
Lansing, MI
Kay Patrick
517 321-1660

July 16, 2003

ANLA Convention & Learning Retreat
Boston, MA
202 789-2900

July 18-20, 2003

International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Show's 20th anniversary celebration.
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky. 
Over 500 manufacturers showcasing products from lawn and garden, outdoor power equipment, and light construction products. For more information please contact Richard Corbett at Sellers Expositions 222 Pearl Street Suite 300, New Albany, Indiana 47150.
(812)-949-9200; fax (812)-949-9600.

July 22-25, 2003

Turfgrass Producers International's Summer Convention & Field Days
Dayton, OH
Doug Fender
800 405-8873

July 29-31, 2003

Penn Allied Nursery Trade Show
Fort Washington Expo Center, Fort Washington, PA. 
For exhibitor or attendee information contact Sally O'Shea, Comprehensive Show Management, Inc., P.O. Box 297, Springfield, PA 19064. 
(610) 544-5775; fax 544-9808

July 29-29, 2003

2003 Midwest Regional Turf Field Day
West Lafayette, IN
Bev Bratton
765 494-8039

July 31-August 2, 2003

SNA 2003 - The World's Showcase of Horticulture
Atlanta, GA
Southern Nursery Association
770 953-3311

August 2003

August 6, 2003

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association's Annual Outdoor Summer Field Day
Ball Seed, NH
630 472-2851

August 8-10, 2003

ALCA Interior Landscape Symposium
Atlanta, GA
Joan Haller
703 736-9666

August 13, 2003

Wisconsin Nursery Association Summer Field Day
Manitowoc, WI
Lisa Olson
414 529-4705

August 13, 2003

OSU OTF Turgrass Research Field Day
Columbus, OH
800 510-5296

August 15-17, 2003

Texas Nursery Landscape Expo
Dallas, TX
800 880-0343

August 20-22, 2003

CalScape Expo 2003
Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine, CA.
Sponsored by the California Interior Plantscape Association.  Exhibitors' Showcase, awards banquet, and networking opportunities.  For information contact CIPA . Online registration available after May 1. 
(707) 462-2276; fax (707) 463-6699

August 21-23, 2003

Farwest Show and Seminars
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR. 
Sponsored by the Oregon Association of Nurserymen.  For information contact OAN, 29751 S.W. Town Center Loop W., Wilsonville, OR 97070. 
(800) 342-6401

September 2003

September 17-18, 2003

CanWest Hort Show
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC. 
Sponsored by the British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association and the United Flower Growers.  For information contact BCLNA, #1010-5930 176A Street, Surrey, BC Canada V3S 4H5
(604) 574-7772; fax 574-7773

September 18-19, 2003

Southwest Horticultural Trade Show & Conference
Phoenix Civic Plaza, Phoenix, AZ.
Sponsored by the Arizona Nursery Association.  For information contact ANA, 1430 W. Broadway Road, Suite A180, Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 966-1610; fax 966-0923

September 19-21, 2003

Annual Convention, Oregon Association of Nurserymen
Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino, Warm Springs, OR. 
For information contact OAN, 29751 W.W. Town Center Loop W., Wilsonville, OR 97070.
(800) 342-6401

September 21-24, 2003

Legislative Conference sponsored by the American Nursery & Landscape Association
Washington DC. 
Leaders of state associations gather to hear speakers on issues facing the nursery industry and to meet with their elected representatives.  For details contact ANLA, 1000 Vermont Ave., Suite 300, Washington DC 20005. 
(202) 789-2900; fax (202) 789-1893

September 25-27, 2003

Florida Nursery and Allied Trade Show
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. 
Sponsored by the Florida Nursery & Growers Association.  For information contact FNGA, 1533 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32825-5705. 
(407) 295-7994; fax 295-1619

October 2003

October 22-23, 2003

Western Nursery and Garden Expo
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. 
Western Expo is sponsored by the Calfiornia Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers.  Business Education Day (10/21). golf tournament, seminars, new plant introductions,, and trade show.  For information contact Margo Cheuvront, show manager.
(800) 748-6214

October 23-25, 2003

Northwest Green Industry Conference, Trade Show & Field Day. 
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA. 
Sponsored by the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals.  For information, contact WALP, 1723 100th Place S.E., #C, Everett, WA 98208.
(425) 385-3333 or (800) 833-2186

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