Events 2017-07-05T19:36:53+00:00

Bring your crew to experience EXPO’s must attend events and enjoy making long lasting Industry connections. Below is a sneak peek of the events EXPO has in store for you and your colleagues at the 2017 Nursery/Landscape EXPO.

NEWCOMERS’ SHINDIG- For First Time EXPO Attendees and Exhibitors


Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Kay Bailey  Hutchison 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 & Native Texas Nursery)

TNLA Student Rally
For High School or College Students Only

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 8:00am-12:00pm
(VIP seating for Students at Thursday’s Keynote starting at 8am and the Rally Begins at 10am)

Students are welcomed to EXPO, includes FREE registration and exploration of the Tradeshow Floor, VIP seating at Thursday’s Keynote Presentation starting at 8am, and Student Rally at the TNLA Speakeasy from 10:300pm – 12:00pm 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. (Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc and Calloway’s Nursery)

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TNLA’s 3rd Annual Women in Horticulture Get Together – For Ladies Only

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm,  | Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Laugh with and get to know some the industry’s leading ladies while discussing new ideas. Free – For Ladies Only. (Sponsored by Landscape Art and Roundtree Landscaping)


Welcome to Dallas Party

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm  | Kay Bailey Hutchison 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 with the Texas Gypsies Sponsored by OHP, Inc.

TNLA Certified Professionals’ Reception

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm,  | Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Certified Professionals’ Reception—Honoring active TCNPs, TMCNPs, TCLAs, TCLPs & CLTs (Invitation Only) (Proudly Partnered by GO TEXAN)

TNLA Chairs’ Reception

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, Friday, August 11, 2017 | Omni Dallas

By Invitation Only (Sponsored by Whiz-Q Stone)

TNLA Awards Celebration
Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:15 pm-9:30 pm | Omni Dallas, EXPO’s Host Hotel

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) Also, come laugh, smile and be inspired with magical entertainment at this year’s TNLA Awards Celebration with magician David Hira!

Continue to check back soon for additional information and opportunities to come at this year’s Nursery/Landscape EXPO!