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Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition announces schedule of events for annual trade show

The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition begins a three-day run at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Jan. 23. Events scheduled include a grower tour in the Homestead, FL, area on Jan. 22; a variety of speakers, short courses and demonstrations; a silent auction and a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall with more than 500 companies showcasing the latest trends in tropical foliage and flowers.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. TPIE Nursery Tour in Homestead, FL, area

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Green Plants for Green Buildings, Living Walls & Green Roofs Training Session

Wednesday, Jan. 22

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. TPIE First Timers Orientation

9 a.m.-10 a.m. Opening Session: What’s Next To Grow Your Business: Getting the Edgy Perspective

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall open

10 a.m.-5 p.m. National Foliage Foundation Silent Auction Bidding

10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Short Course sessions

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstrations

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Interior Industry Council meeting

5 p.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour

Thursday, Jan. 23

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration open

9 a.m.-3 p.m. NFF Silent Auction Bidding

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall open

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Short Course sessions

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Demonstrations

Noon. ECGC Foliage Vendor Award presentation

1 p.m.-5 p.m. Green Plants for Green Buildings board meeting

2 p.m.-3 p.m. Presentation of TPIE Cool Products Awards

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. National Foliage Foundation Reception

Friday, Jan. 24

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration open

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit Hall open

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Demonstrations

11 a.m.-noon. Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association Horticulture Career Fair