COVID-19 has changed the way almost everything is done, and trade shows are no exception. While we all miss in-person shows, there are many advantages to the virtual marketplace that exhibitors can leverage to stand out in the crowd. The interface may be different but the primary goals are the same: connect with customers, showcase […]
Virtual is the new reality – for now
The nursery industry’s power trade shows go virtual in the age of COVID-19 Vanessa Finney can say something about the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), one of the industry’s largest annual shows, that just about no one else can. She grew up with it. Literally. Finney’s father, Carville Akehurst, was the first executive vice president of […]
Western Nursery & Landscape Association falls victim to pandemic
Members of the Western Nursery & Landscape Association (WNLA) have voted to dissolve the association, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Western trade show event that was set for January in Kansas City. The show was the 130-year-old trade group’s main source of income, and the board determined the association could not be sustained without it.
MANTS 2021 to move online due to COVID-19
Organizers of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), the green industry’s largest East Coast trade show, announced (PDF) that the show will not take place as an in-person event in 2021. The show had been scheduled for January 6–8 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
OAN Green Industry Networking Calendar
Make connections with OAN The Oregon Association of Nurseries is the community dedicated to the long-term success, profitability and excellence of Oregon’s nursery and greenhouse industry. Below are opportunities to connect with the industry, build your network and pursue your business success. Denotes OAN Event Download a print version of OAN’s Green Industry Neworking Calendar […]
IPPS Western Region to meet in Wilsonville October 17–20
The Western Region of the International Plant Propagators’ Society will hold its 58th Annual Meeting Tuesday–Friday, October 17–20, at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, Oregon. This year’s conference theme will be “Growing in Diversity.” Conference organizer Melanie Miller promises something for everyone. “We will visit a wide variety of nurseries and listen to experts in […]
Nursery industry professionals converge at the Farwest Show in Portland
For nursery professionals who wanted to “Be Far From Ordinary,” the 2017 Farwest Show had much to offer. More than 400 exhibitors, including 57 that were exhibiting at Farwest for the first time. Three exceptional nursery tours. An inspiring keynote from Terri McEnaney of Bailey Nurseries. A strong collection of expert seminars with Dan Hinkley, […]
Farwest: It’s not just for plants anymore
When it comes to products and ideas, retailers can expect to find far more at this year’s Farwest Show
Far ahead of the times
The 2015 Farwest Show stays on the cutting edge of industry trends.
Registration open for Women in Agriculture conference on Feb. 21
“Making Sense of Marketing” will be the theme for Washington State University Extension’s fourth annual Women in Agriculture Conference, set for Feb. 21, 2015.