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2018 TPIE schedule

The 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo will take place Jan.16-19 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Below is a schedule of events. 

Tuesday, Jan. 16

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TPIE Road Show & Education-on-the-Go Classroom Sessions

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

TPIE Road Show & Education-on-the-Go Tours

Wednesday, Jan. 17

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Open

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

TPIE Welcome Orientation

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

TPIE Opening Session presented by Maxwell Luthy: “Unlock the Opportunities - Evolving Consumer Trends for 2018 and Beyond”

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TPIE Show Open

10:15 a.m.

Garden Communicator/Media VIP Tour of TPIE

11 – 11:45 a.m.

Create Theater Workshop: “Plant Décor from the Bottom Up”

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Interior Design Rooms Presentation

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

TPIE Booth Awards Presentation

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

The Economics of Biophilic Design -- Green Plants for Green Buildings

2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Create Theater Workshop: “Plant Décor DIY Show & Tell”

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

TPIE Happy Hour

Thursday, Jan. 18

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Open

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TPIE Show Open

10– 10:45 a.m.

Create Theatre Workshop: “Plant Décor from the Top Down”

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

GPGB Registered Trainer Awards Presentation

11:30 a.m.

Trending Interiorscape Themes & Projects

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Interior Design Room Presentation

1 – 1:45 p.m.

Create Theatre Plant Décor DIY Show & Tell

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Presentation of TPIE Cool Products Awards

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Elevating Expectations Session: “Breathing Room - The Home Décor Trend Connecting Nature and Wellness”

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CC Racks Competition

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

National Horticulture Foundation Reception

Friday, Jan. 19

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Registration Open

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

TPIE Show Open

11 a.m.

Tristen’s Top Tropical Plants for Contemporary Landscapes

NHF $1,000 Raffle Drawing

11 a.m. – Noon

FNGLA Horticulture Career           Fair