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OFA Short Course exhibit space sells out

Exhibit space for the OFA Short Course in Columbus, OH, July 13-16, is sold out and a waiting list has been established. The association said in a May 10 news release that the seven-acre trade show will have about 585 companies occupying more than 1,500 exhibit spaces.

“Even though we expanded the trade show floor this year, more companies want to exhibit,” Michael V. Geary, chief executive officer of OFA, formerly the Ohio Florists Association, said in the release. “They know that qualified buyers will be at the Short Course, so it’s a perfect opportunity to meet with current and potential customers.”

The four-day event includes more than 140 educational sessions, hands-on workshops, innovative learning labs, and several networking opportunities. Attendees will come from the United States and nearly 25 other countries. The OFA Short Course was named the 147th-largest trade show among all industries in the United States by the Trade Show News Network last year.

Exhibits will display products and offer services for garden center retailers, greenhouse and nursery growers, florists, interior plantscapers and landscapers. In addition, companies will demonstrate products and services.