BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Total Pro Expo, a new expo and conference for landscape, nursery and hardscape professionals, launches Jan. 29-30 in Edison, N.J., with pre-season seminars, product previews and networking opportunities aimed at enhancing industry profits.
The expo, presented at the New Jersey Convention Center, addresses the interests of landscape design and maintenance professionals, hardscape installers, garden centers, public works crews, golf course groundskeepers, arborists and snow removal companies. These businesses are a vital segment of the economy in the tristate New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania region, which ranks nationally as one of the strongest markets for the green trades.
Presented by MAC Expos in cooperation with the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association, the expo offers a comprehensive array of more than 150 exhibits showcasing everything from seed and sod to landscape equipment, nursery stock to irrigation supplies, hardscape materials to landscape lighting — and more. The single, low-cost admission also includes more than 40 educational programs for business owners and staff as well as recertification courses for pesticide applicators in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and industry credits including ICPI, ASLA, APLD, LTE/LTCO and others. Spanish-language classes are available.
Featured speakers include representatives of Proven Winners and Bailey Nurseries, two industry leaders that have made branded plants a key part of landscape merchandising. Proven Winners’ Tom Ewing and Bailey’s Natalia Hamill will explain how breeding programs and marketing campaigns have captured consumer interest and dollars in a competitive field.
Business-to-business exposure and networking are other sound reasons to attend Total Pro Expo. It’s an efficient way to see and be seen, whether your business is looking for goods and services or offering them. Everything about this comprehensive event is designed with the bottom line in mind.
The registration fee is $40. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the convention center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Registration is open online at totalproexpo.com or by calling MAC Expos at 732-449-4019.
— New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association