LONG BEACH, CALIF. – The 2011 Landscape Expo, the must attend industry trade show and conference for all landscape professionals, will be held October 12th – 13th, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. This will be the third consecutive year the expo has been held at this venue since moving from Pomona, Calif. in 2009.
Last year's event drew more than 4,000 landscape professionals including landscape architects; contractors and designers; city, school and facility landscape superintendents and their qualified staff members; residential/commercial lawn care pros; as well as arborists, and pest control specialists. This year, the attendance is expected to be over 5,000. 236 vendors exhibited at the 2010 expo, showcasing a wide variety of products and services for the landscape industry.
Once again, attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with vendors, explore cutting edge products, equipment and design elements, learn new ways to grow their business, earn CEU's, find all the latest time saving tools & technologies in one convenient location, and network with peers and diverse landscape professionals.
By pre-registering through a new improved system, attendees can avoid having to stand in line and enjoy immediate entrance to the exhibit hall. Individuals, who pre-register in time, will receive their admission badge in the mail prior to the show. Admission to the show is free with pre-registration; otherwise there is a $10.00 entry fee.
More than 50 CEU qualified seminars and workshops in key tracks will be offered. Two new educational programs include a Sustainable Landscape Workshop series, presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension and hands-on "How To" workshops on tree trimming, drip irrigation, valves, backflow repair, wire tracking and water management, presented by Irrigator Tech.
Also new for 2011, include an outdoor living center, new product display area and competition and a lighting effects demonstration area.
Several industry associations, such as the Lawn and Garden Dealers Association, will be exhibiting at the expo to promote their organizations and educate potential members of the services and benefits they offer.
Attendees will be able to pre-register and sign up for seminars starting in June. Hotel rooms at the Renaissance Hotel by Marriott and the Avia Hotel can be booked at special show rates now at www.LandscapeOnline.com. For registration information, please call LCI at (714) 979-5276, ext. 115.