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Orlando, Fla., October 1-3
Join over 8,000 attendees and define the future of your business by attending the Southeast’s premier landscape and horticulture conference and trade event taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Landscape Show features 200,000 square feet of trees, shrubs, equipment and more from over 500 exhibiting companies. In addition to the extensive trade show, numerous events promoting certification, industry and government surround The Landscape Show. Enhance your future by enrolling in Short Course sessions covering everything from production and landscape management to design and retail. Or, expand your knowledge and attend any of the free demonstrations held hourly each day.

For complete show information, visit www.fngla.org/fnats.

Show Hours
Thursday, October 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, October 2: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 3: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Exhibitors
The exhibit area uses 200,000 square feet of space to showcase more than 500 exhibiting companies specializing in plants, trees, hardscape and horticulture-related supplies. Horticulture produce lines vary from trees, shrubs, liners, annuals, perennials, foliage and more. Hard good supplies include soils, mulches, equipment, nursery and greenhouse supplies, pavers, stones, statuary and much more.

Networking
In addition to the extensive trade show, numerous industry events surround The Landscape Show. Social events provide time for relaxing with old and new friends. Best of all, exchange news, information and industry knowledge as you meet with colleagues and associates.

Seminars
Educational classes are available covering everything from production to landscape management and design to retail to FNGLA’s certification programs. The FNGLA Short Course offers premium education opportunities through tours, workshops and specialty sessions. Free ongoing demonstrations are presented each day of the show, located inside the exhibit hall.

Schedule of Events
All events take place at the Orange County Convention Center unless otherwise noted. During trade show hours, demonstrations will be taking place in the central area of the exhibit hall.

Monday, September 28
1 – 5 p.m. Island and Large Exhibit Set-Up

Tuesday, September 29
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Move In
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Registration Open

Wednesday, September 30
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Move In
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Annual Landscape Show/SHARE Golf Tournament—This year, the tournament will take place at The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Club on the New Course, an 18-hole course providing a Scottish links masterpiece. The Villas of Grand Cypress is a Jack Nicklaus Signature course with limited public play. Proceeds from this event benefit the FNGLA Endowed Research Fund. A separate ticketed event. To register, call 800-375-3642.
12:30 – 4:45 p.m. Florida Water Star Technical Training

Thursday, October 1
9 – 10 a.m. FNGLA Economic Trends Presentation featuring Dr. Hank Fishkind (Badge required for admission)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Landscape Show Open (Badge required for admission)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discover Area Open (Vertical Gardens Showcase, Sustainable Landscaping and more)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Florida’s Blood Centers Blood Donation Drive
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hourly Demonstrations—These 15 to 20-minute presentations will take place near the center of the show around the corner from the FNGLA booth. Don’t miss the chance to learn something new. Demonstration schedule is subject to change.
10:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. FNGLA Short Course
3 – 4 p.m. Industry Social Media Connections Meeting (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Opening Day Reception at the Rosen Plaza Hotel (Show badge required)—This is the place to meet your industry friends, customers and colleagues to exchange news, views and business cards. Relax with a drink and appetizers as you wrap up business for the day before heading out on the town.

Friday, October 2
7 – 9:30 a.m. FNGLA Short Course Tour of Aquatica
7:45 – 9 a.m. FNGLA SWAT Team Breakfast
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Irrigation Association Class: Drip Irrigation Design, Scheduling, Maintenance
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Landscape In­spectors Association of Florida – Certification Review
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Landscape Show Open (Badge required for admission)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Discover Area Open
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FNGLA Short Course
10 – 11 a.m. FNGLA Career Fair—More than 300 high school students take part in this hour-long program to learn about college and career opportunities related to the nursery and landscape industry. Industry members share the broad range of job opportunities available as young people consider the future career options available in this growing industry.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hourly Demonstrations
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Florida’s Blood Centers Blood Donation Drive
1:30 – 5 p.m. FNGLA Judge Certification Training
7 – 10 p.m. FNGLA Landscape Awards Banquet (Rosen Plaza Hotel)—Celebrate excellence as FNGLA recognizes the 2009 Award of Excellence recipients for outstanding landscapes. The grand finale of the evening is the announcement of the Roy Rood Award winner, given to the most outstanding entry in this year’s competition.

A separate ticketed event. To register, call 800-375-3642.

Saturday, October 3
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Irrigation Association Class: Advanced Irrigation Design for Water Conservation
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida Certification Exam
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Irrigation Association Certification Exam
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Florida Nursery Political Action Committee (FNPAC) Meeting
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Landscape Show Open (Badge required for admission)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Discover Area Open
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hourly Demonstrations

Schedule
Register for the Complete Seminar Package, which includes show badge, Thursday seminar options, general sessions and luncheons, for $225 before September 11 or $285 after September 11. Individual session prices listed below.

Thursday, October 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Keeping Customer Service at its Best When Money is Tight (Gene Marks, small business owner, author, speaker and columnist for Forbes.com and BusinessWeek) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Luncheon: The Power of Edibles in Today’s Landscape Industry (Rosalind Creasy, Los Altos, Calif.)

In a world where the sayings “home grown” or “buy local” are common themes in conversations, there is power in edible landscape designs. Edible landscaping is more than just planting edibles. Without the backbone of an integrated design, an edible landscape can become just another scraggly vegetable patch. The popularity of today’s edible gardening offers customers great design alternatives and is a great marketing tool for the nursery and landscape industry. $45 before September 11/$60 after September 11

Choose One:

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Create a “Civilized Jungle” (Jorge Sanchez and Phil Maddux, Sanchez and Maddux, Inc., Palm Beach, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Updating Your Irrigation Systems (Spencer Phillips, Research Irrigation, Inc., Lake Park, Fla., and Jim Spratt, FNGLA, Tallahassee, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Timeless Leadership for Challenging Times (Mark Russell, Worlds of Discovery Horticulture, Orlando, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Greening Your Business for the New Eco-Savvy Shopper; What You Need to Know That They’re Not Telling You (Joe Lamp’l, The joe gardener Company, Mount Airy, N.C.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11

Choose one:

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Designing with Water Features (Bob Dews, Xstream Ponds, Cashiers, N.C.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
So You Want to Know About Biologicals? (Dr. Chris Hayes, Bioworks, Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Managing Your Financial Risk $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
The Tropical Paradise Garden—Bulbs Fitting for Florida (Brent Heath, Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, Gloucester, Va.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11

Choose One:

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
It’s All About Bamboo (Jim Thompson, Thompson’s Bamboo Farm, Haines City, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Turf Maintenance Magic for Beauty and Protection of Our Environment (Dr. George Hochmuth, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Raise Your Bottom Line by Boosting Your Safety Program (Lenise Zika, Closson Insurance; Tommy Aiello, Aiello Landscaping, Vero Beach, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
Is Sustainability Really a Consumer Trend? (Joe Lamp’l, The joe gardener Company, Mount Airy, N.C.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11

Friday, October 2
2009 FNGLA Short Course attendees can choose between a tour or a workshop on Friday morning.
7 – 9:30 a.m. Joining Nature with Adventure—Tour of Aquatica (Presented by the Worlds of Discovery Horticulture Team)

Aquatica is SeaWorld’s newest water park and is open year-round to the public.

This visit will take attendees on a private guided tour through the park to showcase signature plants and theming, highlight the initiatives their team has taken to reduce maintenance demands while enhancing the landscape presentation, and share the challenges related to their site and those specific to water park landscaping. Come see how Aquatica is combining a signature landscape with nature to create an encounter integral to the guest experience. Space is limited and preregistration is required by September 11 (not included in complete seminar package). $60 before September 11
8 – 10:30 a.m. Digital Photography Workshop (Ian Adams, Ian Adams Photography, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
This workshop will provide you with many garden photography tips; show you how to select and use digital point & shoot or SLR cameras to take sharp, colorful, well-composed photos of gardens and landscapes to enhance your company’s image and help market your products or services; how to store and manage them; and how to fine-tune your digital photos and share them via e-mail, slide programs, brochures, self-published books, color inkjet printers or your company Web site. Space is limited and preregistration is required (not included in complete seminar package). $80 before September 11/$95 after September 11
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. New Varieties Showcase for Today’s Low-Water Reality (Turf: Laurie Trenholm, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; Groundcovers: Sam McCoy, Celebrated Plants, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Natives: Brightman Logan, All Native, San Antonio, Fla.) $35 before September 11/$45 after September 11
12 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon: Sustaining Brilliance in Times of Change (Simon T. Bailey, Orlando, Fla.)
In times of recession or change, it is imperative that individuals and businesses understand how to adapt a resilient mindset and remain relevant in the midst of uncertainty. This luncheon will show that you are the solution you and your company have been waiting for. Now is the time to be equipped with tips, tools and techniques that will enable you to increase your performance and productivity. Let Bailey share with you how to leverage your own assets, whether it is your education, experience, energy or relationships, to create your future instead of having it created for you. $45 before September 11/$60 after September 11

The Green Zone
The Green Zone is a convenient gathering of organizations who can offer practical information related to energy and water conservation, recycling and potential certification points and credits available through landscaping and associated water conservation. Some of the groups participating include Florida Water Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods, Irrigation Association, Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection and Florida Automated Weather Network.

In addition, the Green Zone will feature the Sustainable Solutions Showcase, highlighting exhibitor products and services that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.

You’ll find specific models of landscapes demonstrating how to receive the most certification points and credits via programs such as LEEDs and Water Star. A “Green Concierge” will be available to answer questions and help direct you to appropriate resources related to your green questions and requests.

In the Green Zone, you can tour an environmentally friendly business office, sponsored by Capital Office Products, showcasing various products and processes to make your office more green.

More to see: Visit the Green Zone to see the Sustainable Solutions Showcase, which is a display of sustainable and environmentally friendly products available from exhibitors at the show.

Borrow ideas and inspiration from whimsical displays using plants and landscape products. See the featured EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival display in the main registration lobby and enjoy the creative Topiary Towers designed by industry professionals from theme parks, resorts and FNGLA chapters to add fun to your visit to The Landscape Show.