BALTIMORE, MD. – The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show transformed the Baltimore Convention Center into a garden oasis again this year for their 45th annual trade show which took place from Jan. 14-16.
There were 11,030 paid registrants (including exhibitors) who traveled to Baltimore for the green industry gathering to do business, network and learn about the hottest horticultural trends for 2015. The show’s total attendance is a 7 percent increase over the 2014 show.
Green Industry companies and professionals from 44 states and 13 additional countries exhibited at, or attended, MANTS in 2015; 964 exhibiting companies filled over 1,534 booths which were spread out over the 300,000-plus square feet of contiguous exhibit space at the Baltimore Convention Center. There were 3,655 non-exhibiting/buying companies that were also represented, a 13% increase over 2014’s show.
MANTS continues to have a large economic impact on the city of Baltimore, bringing in thousands of out-of-town guests who enhance business for the hospitality industry in an otherwise slow time of the year. Many companies and groups host happy hours and meetings at nearby restaurants and hotels surrounding the Convention Center are filled with guests of the show.
To see specific information regarding the economic impact MANTS had on the city of Baltimore after their 2014 show, click here.