NEWCOMER’S SHINDIG- For First Time EXPO Attendees and Exhibitors


Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | George R. Brown Convention Center

Kick off your EXPO experience by joining TNLA at the Newcomers Shindig and be the first to enjoy a behind the scenes look on the show floor starting at 4:30pm, Free with Tradeshow Admission, includes a Free Drink Ticket (Sponsored by TNLA PAC)

TNLA’s 2nd Annual Women’s Wine and Tapas Get Together – For Ladies Only

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm,  | George R. Brown Convention Center

Keynote Presenter – Dan’L Mackey Almy, President and CEO of DMA Solutions speaking on Securing a Lasting Legacy

Laugh with and get to know some the industry’s leading ladies while discussing new ideas over Wine and Tapas. Free – For Ladies Only.

Welcome to Houston Party

TNLA Goes…To The Wild, Wild West

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm,  | George R. Brown Convention Center (Sponsored by Tree Town USA)

Kick back, relax and make new connections at the Welcome to Houston Party – FREE with Tradeshow Admission, includes Drink Ticket (Live Music Sponsored by OHP, Inc.)

TNLA Certified Professionals’ Reception

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,  | George R. Brown Convention Center

Certified Professional’s Reception—Honoring active TCNPs, TMCNPs, TCLAs, TCLPs & CLTs (Invitation Only)

TNLA Student Rally

For High School or College Students Only

Friday, August 19, 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Students are welcomed to EXPO, includes FREE registration and exploration of the Tradeshow Floor, VIP seating at Friday’s Keynote Presentation starting at 10:30am, and a Ice Cream Social during the Student Rally at the TNLA Honky Tonk Lounge from 1:00pm – 3:00pm with presentations from all aspects of Green Industry! This Student Rally will celebrate the future of our Green Industry and connect those on the brink of the horticulture career path with mentors and leaders of today.

Please RSVP to

TNLA Chairs’ Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Houston

By Invitation Only

TNLA Awards Celebration

Where Champions Become Legends

Friday, August 19, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm | Hyatt Regency Houston, EXPO’s Host Hotel

Reception 6pm-7pm, Dinner Starting at 7pm

Be inspired by leaders in the industry and get to know the nation’s leading award winning landscape firms!

Increase your company’s knowledge in the latest trends in landscaping by connecting with the industry’s top professionals! Gain ideas to take back to the workplace on how you can raise the bar for your company by witnessing how these industry leaders earned their place at the front of the pack through innovation, passion and hard work. (Sponsored by Texas Green Industry Safety Group)

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