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Exhibitor Information


Forms and Registrations

For all things related to your booth, access "MY BOOTH.ORG"
(Opens March 2014)

Fill in all forms online and save time.
Use your booth number and password to login.

Show Decorator: Brede

Forms from Brede/Allied Exposition Services
2502 Lake Orange Dr.
Orlando, FL 32837
407-851-0261; Fax 407-859-3904

All of the forms to order from the decorator are accessible through their website: www.bredeallied.com
after creating your account, use password: landscape13 for TLS show pricing.

Or you may download all the Brede forms in My Booth

General Information

Children
Orange County Convention Center has a safety policy that does not permit children under the age of 16 to be on the exhibit floor during move in or move out. Security personnel will direct parents to remove children from the exhibit hall during move in and move out.

Move In/Move Out Personnel
Please make sure you have adequate people to manage your delivery, set up, tear down and loading during move in and move out. It is not reasonable to think that one person can tear down a booth, be in line to get to the loading dock and provide security at the booth during the break of the show.

Hall Security
The Orange County Convention Center is a government facility and you may be asked for identification anywhere on the grounds. Please be sure that you bring a valid US-issued identification card, passport or driver's license to The Landscape Show to expedite security checks. You will be required to wear a show badge at all times within the convention center.

Food Service
The concessionaire at the Orange County Convention Center has the exclusive contract for all food sold in the halls. To serve food or drinks from your booth, simply contact Centerplate at 407-685-5712 or go to this Link.

Smoking
No smoking will be allowed within the exhibit hall. The designated smoking area is by the loading docks near the back of the hall.

Local Travel

Parking
Parking at the Orange County Convention Center is available in a number of locations near the facility. A downloadable map showing the location of all area parking lots is available online at www.occc.net/global/directions.asp.The Landscape Show is in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Parking is $13 for passenger vehicles and $25 for oversized vehicles.

Orlando Information
For additional information about Orlando, visit www.visitorlando.com or call 1-800-972-3304. This web site will provide maps, search engines, information on restaurants, attractions and more.

I-Ride Trolley
The I-Ride Trolley Service moves passengers along the International Drive/Convention Center corridor for $1.25 per person. Unlimited ride day passes are available from their website. For information call 407/248-9590 or access their website at www.iridetrolley.com.

 

The Landscape Show Operations and Policy Committee

Chairman Ty Strode
Agri-Starts, Inc.
407-889-8055
Vice Chairman Cindy Hall
Cobble Systems
772-370-4713
Director Eddy Arazoza
Arazoza Brothers Corp.
305-246-3223
Director Billy Butterfield
Ameriscapes Landscape Management
407-872-0855
Director Colin Friedrich
Excelsa Gardens, Inc.
561-790-3789
Director Jerry Frye
Frye Farms, Inc.
305-248-2280

Director Pete Dunnington
John Deere Landscapes
941-924-9539

Director Mark Russell
Aquatica/Sea World Orlando
407-370-1442

Director Jason Platzer
BWI Companies, Inc.
407-884-0242

 

 

Alerts

World Business Guide

The World Business Guide is a product of International Directories Group, Ltd. of Madrid, Spain. The company invites businesses to list themselves in its database. The form used to gather contact information says in part, "(Updating is Free of Charge)" in boldface type.

However, embedded in a lengthy paragraph labeled "Order" - in very small type - is a binding three-year agreement that automatically renews every year for another year at a cost of € 995 (about $1455 USD). Dating and signing the Data Control form will bind you to the agreement.

The pitch is remarkably similar to the methodology that has been employed by companies like Construct Data/Fairguide and Expoguide Mexico, who have plagued exhibitors and others in the exhibitions and events industry throughout the world.

Sign the World Business Guide Data Control form only if you wish to purchase a database listing that will cost you a minimum of $1455 a year for at least three years.

Show Organizers may wish to share this information with their database of exhibitors.

 

Exhibitor Alert
The Landscape Show knows that exhibitors have recently received invitations (their form appears to be an online directory listing service for the show, but it is not) from FAIR GUIDE (owned by CONSTRUCT DATA) for listings in its guide at the exhibitors' expense. Please be aware that the FAIR GUIDE and the company CONSTRUCT DATA have no connection with FNGLA or The Landscape Show. You should exercise due diligence and care with respect to any third-party offers so as to avoid possible unwarranted and/or unnecessary financial commitments. Construct Data Publishers has been investigated for misleading business practices related to Fair Guide in several European countries. FNGLA has asked them to cease mailing their forms to our exhibitors; they have decided to continue the mailings. Please contact the FNGLA office if you have any questions about whether a company is an authorized partner of FNGLA or The Landscape Show.  It has been reported that Construct Data has been using legal threats and may be trying to enforce a contract in the courts. A new discussion list has been developed specifically for those in dispute with Construct Data. It is a discussion list where anyone can post a comment. To join, e-mail stopcd-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. A new Web site located at www.stopecg.org/construct_data_fairguide.htm has been developed as well. At this site you can write detailed letters of complaint.

Similar to the Austrian Construct Data form is a new offer received from Expo Guide from Mexico and European Trade Register. None of these companies are associated with FNGLA or the The Landscape Show. We advise all exhibitors to look closely at any form before signing and obligating your company. See www.stopecg.org/expo-guide.htm as well.

Exhibitor Alert Update (5/1/13)

FTC Stops Foreign Operation That Scammed Many Small Businesses and Nonprofits Into Paying Millions of Dollars for Bogus Online Directory

FTC Stops Construct Data/Fair Guide Scam