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TPIE Offers In-Depth Ticketed Learning Sessions & Road Show Tours: Tuesday, January 16

Friday, December 29, 2017
Article by: Greenline

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TPIE’s Workshops and Road Shows offer the opportunity to extend your experience past the show. FNGLA PHOTO

Tradeshow attendee surveys show, education is a top priority when it comes to calculating overall show value. Aiming not to disappoint and on top of TPIE’s already great complimentary sessions, there are four amazing workshops, from cutting-edge trend and knowledge specialists, designed to meet attendees needs. Sessions run concurrently on Tuesday, January 16 from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Purchase your seat for just $75 (if registered by January 5), and $90 thereafter. 

Vertical Garden Workshop: Design & Maintenance 

Presented By Dan Ballay, Debbie Kotalic and Hal Thorne, this workshop takes a closer look at the design, maintenance and installation of green walls. These beautiful works of art are in big demand! Find out how green walls are not just aesthetically pleasing to consumers, but can offer an increase in worker productivity, noise reduction, and lower heating and cooling costs. 

Trends & Marketing Workshop

Presented By Sandra Könings-Blokdijk and Andrew Hermann, you’ll discover ways to target new consumers, and how to beat others in the Millennial Gold Rush. This session shows attendees how adding relevant beauty to brands and products is how businesses can drive retail sales. This session is sponsored by Pottery Direct and by Bower & Branch. 

Designing with Tropicals Workshop 

Presented by Andrew Bunting, Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, and Thomas Guice, this session brings unique perspectives from an educator; a lifelong gardener and houseplant guru; and, a grower-- all of whom are experienced tropical designers. Take home the best of each with this unique blend of expertise. 

Interiorscape Tech Workshop 

Presented by Dr. Romina Gazis; Dr. Cindy McKenzie; Dr. Lance Osborne and geared specifically for Interiorscape Technicians, this workshop focuses on general maintenance techniques, watering issues and replacement practices. Attendees will spend time understanding how to identify pest and disease issues along with treatments. The importance of pruning, care and maintenance to secure the health of plants and proper techniques for the removal of diseased or non-productive portions will also be covered. 

TPIE Road Show Tours 

And, when the workshops wrap-up-- TPIE offers two value-packed bus tours, a traditional favorite among education participants. One tour focuses on garden design and the other focuses on production. Taking place following the workshops on Tuesday, January 16, from 12 noon to approximately 5 p.m. Priced at $60 per seat (if registered by January 5) and $75 thereafter. A boxed lunch is included in tour fees. Learn more on each opportunity at: http://www.tpie.org/shortcourse.aspx.

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