Schedule 2017-07-21T19:58:11+00:00

2017 Nursery/Landscape EXPO Schedule of Events

Get the inside scoop on what’s happening at this year’s EXPO!

All events were held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center unless otherwise indicated

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Monday, August 7

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Targeted Exhibitor Move-In (TNLA Approval Required)

Tuesday, August 8

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Scheduled Exhibitor Move-In
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor ONLY Registration

Wednesday, August 9

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Scheduled Exhibitor Move-In
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibitor ONLY Registration
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Attendee Registration
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Newcomer’s Shindig for First Time Attendees & Exhibitors – FREE with Tradeshow Admission, Includes Free Drink Ticket in the TNLA Speakeasy Lounge and Behind the Scenes Look on the Tradeshow Floor Starting at 4:30pm – 5:00pm Sponsored By TNLA PAC

Thursday, August 10

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:30 am EXPO Keynote Presentation
Keynote is FREE with Tradeshow Admission (Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc.)
8:00 am – 9:30am Exhibitor Appreciation Breakfast
(Sponsored by Haviland Plastic Products Co.)
8:00 am – 12:00pm Student Rally — FREE for Students Only, Student VIP seating at Keynote Presentation at 8am and Rally starts at 10am Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc. and Calloway’s Nursery
10:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tradeshow Open
11:45 am – 1:00 pm EXPO’s Eat Up & Meet Up +$ Peer-to-peer roundtable conversation (limited 40 seats, pre-registered)
12:50 pm – 4:10 pm EXPO Education Breakout Sessions +$  All EXPO Education Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc.
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm TNLA’s 3rd Annual Women in Horticulture Get Together – FREE, for Ladies Only, Sponsored by Landscape Art, Inc. and Roundtree Landscaping, Inc.
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm Welcome to Dallas Party – TNLA Goes Back to the….Twenties!
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, FREE ADMISSION + Drink Ticket – Badge required. (Sponsored by Tree Town USA)  (Entertainment Sponsored by OHP, Inc.)
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm TNLA Certified Professionals’ Reception – Presenting Sponsor: GO TEXAN, Honoring active TCNPs, TMCNPs, TCLPs, CLTs, TCWSP and TCLAs. (by Invitation Only)

Friday, August 11

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:45 am EXPO Keynote Presentation
Keynote is FREE with Tradeshow Admission (Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc.)
8:30 am – 9:30 am TNLA PAC Trustees Meeting
(by Invitation Only)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tradeshow Open
10:00 am – 5:00 pm EXPO Education Breakout Sessions +$  All EXPO Education Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc.
10:15 am – 11:15 am E&R Foundation Meeting (by Invitation Only) 3rd floor Bluffview
11:45 am – 1:00 pm EXPO’s Eat Up & Meet Up +$ Peer-to-peer roundtable conversation (limited 40 seats, pre-registered)
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm TNLA Chairs’ Reception
Omni Dallas – (By Invitation Only) Sponsored by Whiz-Q Stone
6:15 pm – 9:30 pm TNLA Awards Celebration +$ Omni Dallas – Awards presentation for the Summit Award, TNLA Arp, Young Leader and Texas Excellence in Landscaping (TEIL). Reception 6:15pm-6:45pm, Dinner Starts at 6:45pm, (Presenting Sponsor: Texas Green Industry Safety Group)

Saturday, August 12

7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EXPO Education Sizzle Sessions FREE with Tradeshow Admission – All Education Sponsored by Landmark Nurseries, Inc.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Tradeshow Open
10:30 am – 11:30 pm Past Chairs’ Meeting (Invitation Only)
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Past Chairs’ Lunch (Invitation Only)
 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm  TNLA State Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

“EXPO is the best place to learn new information, meet new people who know and use the products you are interested in learning about.”

Landscaper 2016 EXPO

“If you are in this business you have to go, I find new vendors, catch up with old ones and it’s like a candy store for a five year old.”

Retailer 2016 EXPO