TPIE Road Show: It's Education on the Go!

Held in conjunction with FNGLA's Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) each January, TPIE's Short Course links industry professional seeking top-quality educational programming with the programs they need to increase their knowledge. The program offers a strong focus for the Interiorscape Industry. Attendees gain insight on the latest trends and innovations in design, sales and customer service.

Now Better than Ever: TPIE offers Education on the Go!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Choose from one of two creatively designed tours with both classroom instruction and on-the-go training. Attendees will start their day in the classroom to learn how to enhance their designs and marketing skills. The groups will then board the bus for a fun-filled and educational tour. Ticket is required and lunch will be included in both tours. Regsiter before the January 5 deadline for $120 for the day. After January 5, tickets are $150.

Garden Center Road Show attendees will start their day with Tom Shay, Profits Plus and Ernest Werthheim, as they provide a better understanding of where customers are in the marketplace and key points to address during the remodeling or redesigning process of garden center spaces. It’s a great opportunity for garden centers to learn how to earn more of their customer's business. The buses will then take attendees to three premier garden centers in Fort Lauderdale where they will learn about event planning, new design ideas and much more!

Interiorscape Road Show attendees will start their day with Dr. James DelPrince, Mississippi State University and Kathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping as they provide innovative marketing and design ideas for work spaces and special events. Buses will then head to Homestead to visit three production facilities featuring strong pest management practices, color options and plant varieties ideal for Greenwall applications

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Please note that hotel shuttle transportation will not available on Tuesday, January 20.  If you would like to attend the tour and are without ground transportation, we recommend that you stay at the following hotels which are a short walking distance from the convention center: Extended Stay America - 17th Street; Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale - 17th Street; Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina; Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to gain insight on the latest trends and innovations in design, sales and customer service such as interiorscape professionals.

Continuing Education Units

  • FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional (FCHP)
  • FNGLA Certified Landscape Contractor, Technician & Designer (FCLC, FCLT, FCLMT, FCLD)

CEU's are generally applied for from the following programs:

  • PLANET Certifications
  • Pesticide Applicator License
  • Landscape Inspector's Association of Florida
  • Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

For more details on the TPIE Short Course, contact FNGLA's Linda Reindl or call 800.375.3642.