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The Landscape Show Redux Sets Brisk Pace for Moving Forward

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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Originally scheduled for September, The Landscape Show came to a quick halt when Hurricane Irma blew into Florida the day the show was to move into the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Acting with quick, yet effective, measure, FNGLA staff and volunteer leaders determined it was not only possible, yet in the industry’s best interests to reschedule this significant marketplace event. November 2 - 4 was selected as the show’s new dates.

Dubbed Redux and tagged as “Resilience. Rebuild. Reconnect,” 65 percent of exhibitors scheduled to be at the September event were on-hand and 80 percent of buyers were anticipated to attend. The doors opened to The Landscape Show Redux on November 2 for an action-packed three-day event.

No one seemingly knew what to expect from the scaled-down event, yet a positive tone set the pace for a bustling show floor filled with industry professionals ready to talk and make purchase decisions.

“Reinvigorating” and “reassuring” were two words commonly heard throughout the rescheduled Landscape Show Redux. Other frequent refrains were “impressive,” “very pleasantly surprised,” and “excited to see so much here!” 4,250 industry attendees came to The Landscape Show Redux to find plants, products and community support among the 270 businesses exhibiting in more than 500 booths! 

The Knowledge College attracted 230 attendees to its solid lineup of 13 workshops and seminars. 

In FNGLA’s Resources Pavilion, officials of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, USDA’s Risk Management Agency and Florida’s Small Business Development Center were all on-hand to offer disaster assistance guidance. Nine unique and outstanding landscape projects were celebrated and presented FNGLA Landscape Awards. For those 40 and under, FNGLA’s Tapped-In network attracted nearly 100 young industry professionals. The Landscapes Show Redux Opening Reception, sponsored by Tree Town USA, gave colleagues a relaxing atmosphere to share storm status and business news.

Huge thanks go to The Landscape Show Redux exhibitors, attendees and the volunteer Landscape Show committee for what proved to be a very successful industry event!

The Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA) produces The Landscape Show which means it’s designed by the industry for the industry. Mark your calendars now for The Landscape Show on October 4-6, 2018 in Orlando!

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