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Top Landscape Events & Conferences to Attend in 2024

For you as professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders, attending landscape events and conferences offers a valuable opportunity to stay updated on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices shaping landscape design.

In this article, we will be exploring various landscaping business events you should consider attending in 2024 (US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Dubai, and the rest of the world). We would also look into events that have passed in the previous years.

Whether you seek networking opportunities, professional development, industry trends, or better client connections, attending lawn care trade shows is vital for all professionals. 

Hence, we’ve curated a list of top in-person, virtual, and hybrid conferences worldwide, empowering you to choose from diverse options tailored to your needs.

Note: We’ll keep adding details such as new events, dates, times, country, and other vital details to this post as time permits. In the meantime, find all the events in a list form below.

If you have any suggestions or want to list your event, please contact us or leave a comment at the end of this post.

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Get a better ROI from your events

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This free guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to attend your next landscaping trade show.

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🎫 2024 Western Landscape Symposium

Saturday, March 30 Β· 9 am – 3:30 pm MDT, 900 West Orman Avenue Fortino Ballroom/ Student Center Pueblo, CO 81004 United States

🎫 The 2024 San Francisco Bay Flower & Garden Show

APRIL 4-7, 2024, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Entry: Valley Ave. Gate 8 or 12, Pleasanton, CA 94566

🎫 In The Garden with Klassen Landscape Supply Workshop Series

April 8, 2023

🎫 CPMA 2024

April 23-25, 2024, Vancouver, Canada

🎫 BC Land Summit

May 8, 2024, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

🎫 National Lawn & Garden Show

June 17-19, 2024, St. Louis, US

🎫 Cultivate ’24

July 13-16, 2024 in Columbus, Ohio, US

🎫 Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference

JULY 23 – 25, 2024 | SIGNIA BY HILTON ATLANTA, US

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🎫 Perennial Plant Symposium 2024

August 1, 2024, NC, US

🎫 Nursery/Landscaping EXPO 2024

The upcoming Nursery/Landscaping EXPO 2024 trade show promises an unparalleled opportunity for professionals in the horticulture industry to expand their knowledge and network.

At this event, leaders from across the sector will converge to share insights, discover cutting-edge products, and engage in meaningful conversations that drive innovation and growth. 

With over 900 exhibits and educational sessions offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs), participants can look forward to a comprehensive learning experience that enhances their skills and helps them stay ahead of the curve.

Join the expo to advance the vibrant green industry in Texas, which ranks among the top markets in the nation.

Date: August 14 to 16, 2024

Location: San Antonio, Texas 

🎫 Garden Center Conference and Expo

Garden Center magazine offers The Garden Centre Conference & Expo, the largest event where garden retailers generally meet to learn from each other, get inspired and help move this industry forward.

For two-and-a-half days, participants can listen to other IGC owners and operators who are going through the same problems and opportunities as they encounter in their businesses.

It is the one event that gathers all of the best and brightest in their trade, including some giant garden centers from throughout the U.S., Canada, etc.

Date: August 20 to 22, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

🎫 The 2024 Landscape Show

The landscape show educates and strengthens your connection with the landscape industry. The show consists of inspiring displays and incredible sessions and provides an opportunity to connect with industry professionals.

Receive state-of-the-art instruction, motivation, and essential tactics to help you establish stronger links with your clients, communities, and culture. All sessions contain essential learning points regardless of your role in the landscape sector!

Date: August 21 to 23, 2024

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL USA

🎫 Farwest Show

August 21-23, 2024, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232, US

🎫 International Garden Centre Congress

The 2024 IGCA Congress will be taking place in two cities – starting on Sunday, August 25 in QuΓ©bec City, and concluding on Saturday, August 31 in Laval (MontrΓ©al area).

🎫 The Landscape Expo (TLE) 

If you’re in the Landscaping business, you should definitely consider the TLE 2024. TLE is packed with exhibitors and seminars that cater to a wide range of concerns like new equipment, marketing and contracts, knowledge about soil care, sustainable water management techniques, etc. 

You get to learn a lot about different ways to improve your marketing and a lot more about how to manage pests, weeds, etc, from industry experts and innovators.

Date: September 18th and 19th, 2024

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA 92802, United States

Contact: 714-508-7591; tleinfo@thelandscapeexpo.com

🎫 ASLA Conference 2024

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is an organization that represents the interests of landscape architects in the United States.

Its primary objective is to promote the practice of landscape architecture by advocating for its members, communicating with the public and other stakeholders, providing educational opportunities, and fostering a sense of community among its members. 

As part of its efforts to support the field, the ASLA also presents annual awards recognizing outstanding achievements in landscape architecture, including both professional practitioners and student designers.

You can join the conference on landscape architecture in October 2024.

Date: October 6 to 9, 2024

Location: Washington, D.C.

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🎫 Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2024

October 9 & 10, 2024, Niagara Falls Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada

🎫 Equip Exposition

Equip Exposition is an annual event catering to the growth and development of various businesses within the landscaping, hardscaping, manufacturing, and dealing industries.

Over time, this event has transformed into a comprehensive, week-long experience that accommodates various related enterprises, including outdoor power equipment, landscape design, tree care, irrigation systems, lighting solutions, and more.

Date: October 15 to 18, 2024

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

🎫 HNA: The Hardscape Industry’s Premier Tradeshow & Education Event

First started in 2007, HNA is designed to bring top-notch courses like Installer Courses, products, and technology for landscapers and hardscape contractors who build retaining walls and segmental pavements. These sessions offer marketing tools, business skills, and certification offering profitable learning and networking opportunities.

Who should attend the HNA?

The HNA is for Landscape Professionals, Lawn Care Business Owners, Hardscape Professionals, Hardscape Contractors, and Distributors.

Date: October 16 to 18, 2024

Location: Louisville, KY, US

🎫 ELEVATE 2024

The National Conference and ELEVATE expo provides the ultimate educational and networking experience. It is specially crafted for landscape maintenance, lawn care, design-build, irrigation, and horticulture professionals to help them expand their business and establish new connections.

The ELEVATE Expo fosters valuable connections between entrepreneurs and industry professionals, providing essential tools and cutting-edge technologies to enhance efficiency, boost productivity, and drive innovation within their respective businesses.

Date: November 3 to 6, 2024

Location: Charlotte, NC

Better trade show planning = Better ROI. Learn how

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

🎫 OGIA Midwest GREEN

November 6 & 7, 2024, Columbus, Ohio US

🎫 Green Industry Show and Conference

2024 Dates N.A., Red Deer, Alta, US

🎫 Seedy Saturday

Multiple dates, multiple locations across Canada

🎫 Landscape New Jersey Trade Show & Conference

February 26, 2025, Meadowlands Exposition Center, At Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094, US

🎫 Madison Build, Remodel & Landscape Show

February 28 – March 2, 2025 β€” Monona Terrace Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703, US

πŸ’» Virtual Landscaping events & conferences

🎫 2024 ELA Annual Conference & Eco Marketplace

February 21-22, 2024, Virtual

🎫 Improving Digital Collaboration between Landscape Architects and Ecologists

27 February 2024, Virtual

🎫 Vectorworks Design Day

Vectorworks Design Day provides an insight into various professionals’ experiences in the interiors, architecture, and landscape architecture industries. This event is held across multiple places on different dates. 

Multiple dates, Also a Virtual landscaping event

Location & Dates:
1) 3rd October, 2024 in UK
2) 25th October, 2024 in Vancouver
3) 1st November, 2024 in New York City
4) 19th March, 2024 in Sydney

🎫 ELA 2024 Winter Conference & Eco Marketplace!

ELA celebrates its 30th annual conference with the theme of Pearl of Wisdom this year.

The ELA community will have the opportunity to participate in this virtual conference.

  • Know the latest Industry trends
  • learn from past mistakes
  • get ready for the future
  • encourage one another to keep working towards creating and maintaining resilient landscapes that coexist peacefully with the life they support. 

Date: February 21st and 22nd, 2024

Location: Participants will have a choice of two virtual presentation tracks every day, which are planned to take place over Zoom from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm ET. 

Plan your landscaping trade show attendance for maximum leads

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

🎫 Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group – Online Gardening Course 2024

Multiple dates in 2024 Virtual gardening event

🎫 Great grow along

Multiple themes spread across 2024, Virtual sessions

🌍 Landscape events around the world

🎫 The Green Sector Trade Fair

The Green Sector Trade Fair provides a platform for industry professionals to connect and expand their knowledge. During this three-day event, exhibitors display innovative sustainable solutions, while attendees can also appreciate well-manicured green spaces and engage in various competitions.

On average, around 18,000 sector professionals attend the fair each year, where they can interact with 295 exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

The trade fair offers a comprehensive and immersive experience that allows visitors to see and touch and feel sustainable and inspirational practical solutions.

Date: January 9 to 11, 2024

Location: Hardenberg, Netherlands 

🎫 SIVAL 2024

16 JANUARY 2024, Route de Paris, Paris

🎫 B.I.G. Bauen Immobilien Garten: the trade show

31 January – 4 February 2024, Hannover, Germany

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🎫 GARTEN 2024

07.04.2024, Messe Stuttgart, Germany

🎫 Cosmogarden 2024

It is one of the largest trade shows devoted to the planning, building, and upkeep of indoor and outdoor green areas.

It deals with the design of green spaces indoors or outdoors. The trade show provides an opportunity to discover ideas on how to design elegant and comfortable indoor and outdoor green spaces.

Landscape professionals also get exposure to potential customers which helps expand their business.

Date: April 5th to 8th, 2024 

Location: Venice, Italy 

Make everyone notice your presence in events

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

🎫 For Garden 2024

11 April 2024, Prague, Czech Republic.

🎫 GreenTech Amsterdam

11 – 12 – 13 June 2024, RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands

🎫 TERRES EN FETE 2024

9 JUN 2024, Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines, France

🎫 International Peat Congress

August 4th to 9th, 2024, Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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🎫 2024 IFLA World Congress

4-6 September 2024, Congress Valley in Taksim-Nişantaşı district, Istanbul

🎫 ECLAS 2024 – Regenerative Landscapes

September 7 – 13, 2024, FacultΓ© d’Architecture La Cambre Horta & CIVA Brussels, Belgium, Also available virtually.

🎫 GaLaBau: the trade show

GaLaBau is an esteemed global trade fair that showcases a comprehensive array of products and services catering to the design, development, and upkeep of public and private outdoor spaces, including parks, gardens, athletic fields, etc. 

The event attracts a discerning audience comprising professionals with expertise in various aspects of the industry, such as landscape contractors, construction firms, landscape architects, tool suppliers, and government officials from federal, state, and local agencies. 

These decision-makers possess high decision-making authority, making them ideal prospects for businesses looking to expand their reach within this lucrative market.

Date: September 11 to 14, 2024

Location: Nuremberg

🎫 Landscape Istanbul Fair 2024

At Landscape Istanbul Fairs, sustainability, innovation, and technology orientation serve as the foundation for providing businesses, educational opportunities, and networking events that foster meaningful interactions and effective communication among landscape professionals, commercial entities, and government agencies.

Landscape Istanbul Fair is constantly pushing boundaries to stay ahead of the curve in terms of innovation and offering value to participants.

The upcoming Istanbul Landscape Fair in 2024 promises to be even more than just a passive visit to an exhibition booth; it will be a veritable platform for generating fresh business prospects.

Date: November 13 to 15, 2024

Location: Istanbul Expo Center 

🎫 Urban Design & Landscape Expo

4 December, 2023, Dubai

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Passed Landscaping Events

Below are some of the landscape events that have passed. Since most of these are recurring, you can plan for next year well in advance.

1. National Association of Landscape Professionals’ ELEVATE Conference (formerly LANDSCAPES and GIE) 2023

The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ ELEVATE conference and expo is the year’s must-attend educational and networking event.

Landscape event nalp

This ELEVATE conference and expo event organized by the National Association of Landscape Professionals will occur in Dallas.

Here are other ELEVATE Conference dates:

  • November 3-6, 2024: Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC
  • November 2-5, 2025: Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
  • November 1-4, 2026: Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN

Date: September 10-13, 2023

Location: Dallas, TX, Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center

Website:

2. International Federation of Landscape Architects(IFLA)WORLD CONGRESS 2023 STOCKHOLM X NAIROBI 

This is the world’s largest event for professionals in landscape architecture and urban planning. 

Ifla world congress 2023

The focus is on bringing together diverse fields like Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, and more to explore sustainable development approaches.

Date: 28–30 September

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Mode: In-site+Virtual

3. Equip Exposition

Equip Exposition, formerly GIE+EXPO, is a significant trade show for lawn care businesses. 

It’s a four-day premier event attracting over 20,000 attendees from all US states and 54 countries. The expo covers over 20 acres for outdoor demos and hosts over a thousand exhibits. 

Equip exposition 2023

Date: October 17 – 20, 2023

Location: Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Kentucky 40209

Registration

  • Early bird:$25

Read our landscaping trade show planning guide

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

4. Unlock Your Full Business Potential with Nextra Consulting [Educational Series]

This is a comprehensive educational series hosted by Nextra Consulting, designed for landscape professionals, including owners and managers. 

Unlock your full business potential with nextra consulting

Dates: September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 412, 601 Wellington St N, Kitchener.

Format: Hybrid 

5. Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) Conference

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) is hosting a conference titled “Sudden Change: Transformative Solutions.” This event aims to delve into the vital role played by landscape architects in developing inventive and adaptable approaches that contribute to the betterment of our communities.

Oala conference 2023

Date: September 28-29, 2023

6. HortEast 2023 – Trade Show & Conference

The Agriculture-focused Horteast Conference & Tradeshow will be held in Halifax, Canada in November 2023. The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association organizes the trade show cycle at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. 

Horteast 2023 trade show conference

Date: Nov 20- 22, 2023

Location: Zatzman Sportsplex, Dartmouth

Mode: In-person

You can call 1-902-800-4321 for more information.

7. Snowposium

The symposium is an annual conference of snow and ice professionals, suppliers, and manufacturers, and it is hosted by Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Sector Group. 

Snowposium 2023

Date: September 19, 2023

Location: 7856 Fifth Line South, Milton

Contact: 1-800-265-5656

8. Sustainable Balcony Gardening

Participants will receive a seed package to grow their gorgeous, abundant balcony. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is the source of this information.

Sustainable balcony gardening

The Our Fragile Planet program series, sponsored by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), includes this in-person and in-branch program.

Date: September 16, 2023

Location: Agincourt Library 155 Bonis Avenue Toronto, ON M1T 3W6 Canada

Time: GMT 4:00 pm

9. Horticulture & Invasive Species National Conference

8 November, 2023, Virtual

10. Waterloo Chapter Fall Freeze Up

November 17, 2023, Kitchener, Canada

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11. Deck Expo: The ultimate decking, railing and outdoor living show in North America

November 10-15, Las Vegas, Nevada, US

12. Great Lakes Expo 2023

5 December, 2023, Michigan, US

13. ExpoSE & ExpoDirekt 2023

22 November, 2023, Germany

14. FutureScape London 2023

21 November, 2023, London, UK

15. Montana Green Expo

The Montana Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) organizes an annual event called the Montana Green Expo, which takes place in early January. This event has two main components – a Trade Show and a Convention.

MNLA members enjoy discounted registration fees for all Convention seminars and reduced rates for booth space at the Trade Show.

Date: January 3 to 5, 2024

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT

16. Landscape Designers Conference

An initiative by Landscape Ontario Congress, the Landscape Designer Conference is a one-day event with lunch and a closing reception.

Date: January 8, 2024

Location: Delta Hotel by Marriott Toronto Airport

Read our landscaping trade show planning guide

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

17. Landscape Ontario Congress – Trade Show

It is the largest and longest-running trade show for landscape professionals in Canada. This is a hub for all the latest equipment, tools and materials for landscape enthusiasts.

Date: January 9 to 11, 2024

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario M9W1J1, Canada

Accommodation: Landscape Ontario has designated host hotels as listed below:

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
  • Crown Plaza: Toronto Airport, an IHG Hotel
  • Holiday Inn: Airport East
  • Sandman Signature Toronto Airport Hotel

18. Northwest Landscape Industry Conference

It is a three-day event where fellow landscape professionals and industry leaders join hands to exchange business resources, strategies, and solutions.

Date: January 11th to 13th, 2024

Location: Hotel Indigo in Everett, WA, US

19. 2024 Austin Home & Garden Show

The home show event aims at home improvement and design.

Date: January 13th and 14th, 2024
Location: Austin, Texas, US

20. Green & Growin’ 24

Green and Growin’ offers a lucrative collection of general education sessions, certification courses, and specialty workshops.

Date: January 15-19, 2024

Location: Greensboro, NC 27407

21. Charlotte Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo

The event brings together homeowners and building, remodelling and landscaping professionals.

Date: January 19th to 21st, 2024

Location: North Carolina, US

22. Shakopee Home Show

The Shakopee Home Show is a free-to-attend show for people looking to improve their homes.

Date: 20th January 2024

Location: Canterbury Park, US

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23. 2024 SFMA Conference and Exhibition

January 22nd – 25th, 2024, 101 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32118, US

24. Northern Green Expo 2024

The Northern Green Trade Show brings an opportunity to connect with other landscape designers and architects and get an insight into their experiences, challenges and solutions.

Date: January 23rd to 25th, 2024

Location: St. Paul, MN, US

25. 2024 DIA Expo

January 25, 2024, Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas 75074, US

26. IPPS Eastern Region 2024 Conference

January 23-26, 2024, Temecula, CA, US

27. GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Phoenix, AZ, US

28. 2024 Greenhouse Health & Safety Symposium

January 30, 2024, Leamington, Canada

29. ProGreen EXPO

January 30 – February 1, 2024, Colorado Convention Center in Denver, US

Read our landscaping trade show planning guide

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

30. iLandscape : The Illinois + Wisconsin Landscape Show

The iLandscape exhibition is the premier event for the lawn and landscaping industry in the Midwest, catering specifically to professionals, equipment dealers, and construction companies.

Date: January 31 to February 2, 2024

Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois

31. CNLA 2024 Leadership Summit

February 6, 2024, Hockley Valley Resort Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

32. Nor Cal Landscape & Nursery Show 2024

The NorCal Landscape & Nursery Show is an annual one-day trade show and consumer event scheduled for February 8th, 2023, at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California.

As an open event, it is accessible to the general public.

Date: February 8, 2024

Location: San Mateo, California, USA

Website: https://norcaltradeshow.org/

33. SYNKD Live 2024

SYND is an event aimed to serve as the crossroad for innovation by bringing together leaders from various sectors concerning landscaping and other business owners.

Date: February 13 to 15th, 2024

Location: Gas South Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia

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34. Plant Symposium 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa, In-Person, Virtual, Recorded

35. GreenTrade Expo

The GreenTrade Expo is a landscape and construction exhibition for Eastern Ontario organized by Landscape Ontario’s Ottawa Chapter since 1993; the expo features 100+ exhibitors, educational seminars, live demonstrations, and networking opportunities for business growth. 

Check their website for more details.

Date: February 14-15, 2024

Location: Ottawa’s EY Centre

36. Ontario Turfgrass Symposium 2024

February 21, 2024, Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

37. Annual Lawn and Garden Show

February 23 – February 25, 2024, Interstate 44, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, US

38. Seattle Home & Garden Show

February 22-25, 2024, Lumen Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, Washington, US

Hours: Thursday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Contact: 206.619.3308

Pricing

  • $15 Adults
  • $10 Seniors (60+)
  • $9 Military
  • $3 Juniors (7-15)
  • Under 7 free

39. Irrigation Conference 2024

February 27, 2024, 7856 Fifth Line S, Milton, Canada

40. Landscape Lighting Conference 2024

February 28, 2024, 7856 Fifth Line S, Milton, Canada

41. Lending Landscape: How to fund your small business (Free Workshop)

February 28, 2024, 270 George Street, North 3rd Floor Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1, Canad

Read our landscaping trade show planning guide

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

42. Ecological Design Workshop 2024

This workshop brings two sessions on guiding landscape design and how it impacts ecological landscape decisions.

Session on March 7th, 2024, 1:00 pm EST.

Location: Westchester County, New York

43. CELA Annual Conference

March 20-23, 2024, St. Louis, Missouri, US

44. KW Home and Garden Show 2024

  • Fri, March 22 – Noon to 7 pm
  • Sat, March 23 – 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sun, March 24 – 10 am to 5 pm

Location: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

βœ”οΈ Benefits of attending Landscaping events for businesses

Attending events can offer numerous benefits for businesses, regardless of size or industry. These benefits can help companies’ operations, growth, and overall success. 

Here are some of the vital advantages of attending events for businesses:

🌐 Networking opportunities

Events provide a platform for businesses to network with potential clients, customers, partners, suppliers, investors, and industry peers. 

Building and maintaining solid relationships can lead to new collaborations, sales opportunities, and strategic partnerships.

πŸ‘οΈ Brand exposure

Participation in events allows businesses to increase brand visibility and create awareness about their products or services. 

Being present at industry-specific events can help establish a company as a credible player in the market.

⚑ Lead generation

Events often attract a targeted audience, which makes them an excellent opportunity for lead generation.

Engaging with attendees, showcasing products or services, and capturing contact information can lead to potential sales prospects.

Read our landscaping trade show planning guide

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to showcase your landscaping business, network with industry professionals, and learn about the latest trends and innovations.

However, they can also be overwhelming without proper planning. This guide provides a comprehensive checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared to exhibit for your next landscaping trade show.

🎯 Market research and insights

Attending events allows businesses to gain valuable market insights, learn about the latest industry trends, and better understand customer needs and preferences. 

This information can be crucial for refining business strategies and staying competitive.

πŸŽ“ Learning and education

Events frequently feature workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches by industry experts.

Businesses can use these educational sessions to learn about best practices, emerging technologies, and innovative ideas to improve their operations.

❀️‍πŸ”₯ Rejuvenate your passion

Attending events can help you regain the initial excitement that drove you to enter the world of landscaping.

Whether you’re feeling uncertain about your path, searching for effective growth strategies, or seeking a moment of relaxation after a busy season while gearing up for the future, these gatherings offer valuable opportunities for your journey.

Attending events can be a valuable investment for businesses, helping them expand their network, gain industry insights, boost brand recognition, and stay competitive in the market. Businesses need to choose events that align with their goals and target audience to maximize the benefits of participation.

⁉️ How to use these events to grow your company

Using events strategically can be a powerful way to grow your landscaping company. 

Here are some tips on how to leverage events effectively:

  • Identify relevant events: Look for events specifically related to landscaping, gardening, horticulture, or outdoor industries. This could include trade shows, industry conferences, home and garden expos, or local community events.
  • Offer live demonstrations: If possible, provide live demonstrations of your landscaping work during events. This can give potential customers a firsthand experience of your expertise and the quality of your services.
  • Collaborate with other vendors: Form partnerships with other vendors or businesses that complement your landscaping services. For example, collaborate with a garden supply store or a nursery to provide joint promotions or services during events.
  • Collect customer testimonials: If satisfied clients attend the event, encourage them to share their positive experiences with your landscaping services. Customer testimonials can build trust and credibility with potential customers.
  • Follow up after the event: Follow up with your collected leads and contacts. Send personalized emails or make phone calls to express gratitude for their visit and discuss potential collaborations or projects further.

Consistency and long-term planning are crucial when using events to grow your landscaping company. Building relationships and brand awareness through event participation takes time, so approach it continuously to reap the maximum benefits.

List your landscaping event? Contact us!

βœ… Conclusion

Attending landscaping events and conferences is an excellent way to stay informed, inspired, and connected within the industry.

From global congresses to specialized trade shows and lightning talk sessions, each event offers a unique perspective on the latest trends and innovations in landscape design. 

Make sure to mark your calendars and take advantage of these opportunities to further your professional growth and contribute to advancing sustainable and captivating landscapes.

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