The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association plans to host The Landscape Show Redux Nov. 2-4, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The original show had been canceled due to Hurricane Irma in September.
While the original show was slotted to take place in the North building of the Orange County Convention Center, The Landscape Show Redux will take place in the West building due to limited availability of convention center space. Also, the headquarters hotel moved from the Rosen Centre Hotel to the Rosen Shingle Creek on Universal Boulevard in Orlando. Complimentary bus service will be available directly to and from the Rosen Shingle Creek and the convention center.
To make registration easy, the normal trade show badge registration fee is waived for The Landscape Show Redux. Rescheduling details have been posted online here. Additionally, online access to make hotel reservations will also be posted shortly.
All exhibitors of the canceled Landscape Show are being contacted and given the option to take part in the rescheduled event. Anyone who registered as an attendee for the September show will automatically be rescheduled to attend The Landscape Show Redux.
"FNGLA’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry,” said Ben Bolusky, CEO of FNGLA. “Regrettably, Hurricane Irma disrupted one of our members’ greatest opportunities to promote their goods and services and to access important business resources and products. A constant drumbeat of members throughout the state asked FNGLA to do all it possibly can to help members begin to recover lost business and reschedule The Landscape Show, even if it was not on its traditionally grand scale.
“At the same time, we know this is a challenging time for many FNGLA member operations who are in cleanup mode and may just now be starting on the road to recovery. FNGLA is pressing hard with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and our congressional allies to do all we can to protect members with more disaster assistance possibilities. If their situations allow, we hope these members can still be a part of The Landscape Show Redux as attendees if not as exhibitors.”
Due to timing, a few elements of the show will not be in place, including the FNGLA Career Fair and FNGLA Certification Showcase. However, the show will still include its Opening Night Reception and Tapped-In for the under 40 crowd. The Landscape Show/SHARE Golf Tournament will also be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Course. Additional show activities include select Knowledge College classes; presentation of the 2017 FNGLA Landscape Awards; presentation of The Landscape Show Cool Products Awards; and the Exhibitor Showcase.
In addition, FNGLA is working to attract government agency and relief organization officials to the show to offer expert guidance on available programs or even how to prepare for future storms and their aftermath.
For more information on the rescheduled show, visit FNGLA's website here.