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Your TPIE Educational Experience Awaits

Friday, January 13, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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AIFD design sessions attract many looking to expand their knowledge in arrangement and color/texture.


TPIE offers a wide range of educational offerings to boost your business skills.  From quick, easy-to-learn hints offered in demonstrations at the show, to more in-depth ticketed offerings, there’s an array of opportunities ideal for your business and to train your employees. In-Depth Learning in Advance of the Show Taking place the day prior to the start of the show, TPIE’s Road Show has adopted a “Pick 2” format: one workshop and one tour.  This allows you to customize your own experience. Register for this full-day, lunch-included event for just $155. Single learning sessions cost $90 and a single tour ticket is $75.


If you’re a landscape professional looking to grow, prosper and succeed with your business, FNGLA’s Education on the Go series is offering a full-day session presented by Ken Thomas & Ben Gandy, of Envisor Consulting. The one-day session taking place in Ft. Lauderdale is the only venue for their program “Keys to Business Success” and will offer critical elements including: Understanding the Business Life Cycle, Start Clean Finish Clean, the key to business process, DiSC, using personality profiles to foster stronger communication, and, Lean applications in landscape production. FNGLA members can attend for $225 per person.  Non-members pay $255. Thank you to Ewing for its partnership with this program. Sessions During Show Hours The show is filled with many opportunities to gain knowledge.  Kicking off the show, TPIE’s Opening Session is included with your show badge and takes place on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m. 

Presented by award-winning designer, TV personality, and author Jane Lockhart Where Plants and Lifestyle Trends Connect sets a grand tone for a successful TPIE showcasing how plants work as interior decor for today’s consumer as well as how to keep the connection going between plants, people and the places where they live, work and socialize. This session is sponsored by Live Trends Design Group and SK/Soendgen Keramik.


Throughout the show and open to all show attendees at no cost, the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) is hosting Plant Design and Merchandising Workshops twice daily and once on Friday.  These sessions teach design and color techniques whose applications can be applied outside the floral design realm. See the line-up of speakers and topics at http://www.fngla.org/TPIE/demonstrations.aspx.


Other notable show-concurrent sessions for learning include sessions on FNGLA Certifications; an FCLD Review Class; TPIE’s Cool Products Session (free with your show badge); and, a must-see session -- The Lowline Lab & Subterranean Parks: How, Why, and What It Means for the Future of Our Industry.  This special “elevating expectations” session takes place on Thursday at 3 p.m!  This session is sponsored by the National Foliage Foundation (NFF) is free with your show badge and is a “must attend” event certain to be the talk of the show!


Check the show’s schedule for the latest updates on learning opportunities and to see which sessions are complimentary and which are separate, ticketed events: http://www.fngla.org/TPIE/events.aspx.


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