Dec 30, 2009
The WESTERN Trade Show to Become National Green CentreSource: WNLA

The Western Nursery and Landscape Association recently announced the expansion and rebranding of its annual tradeshow and conference, The WESTERN. Beginning in 2011, the event will be named the National Green Centre and alternate between downtown St. Louis’ America’s Center and the Overland Park Convention Center near Kansas City.

“This rebranding will build upon the historical success of the WESTERN while expanding the event to serve the national nursery, lawn and garden retail, and landscape contractor markets,” said Executive Director Sarah Woody Bibens.

The National Green Centre will feature world-class education, with five educational tracks to address the diverse needs of retailers, growers and industry contractors. Topics for 2010 include social media marketing, new plant introductions, university research, energy efficiency and lean flow. Exhibitors from throughout the United States and Canada will also be on hand to showcase their newest products.

“As the horticulture markets continue to change, the need for a powerful, national event to help bring the industry together and provide…meaningful, educational programming and networking opportunities has never been greater,” added Jim Mason, 2010 association president. “The center of the U.S. is ideal for a true national conference. By alternating between St. Louis and Kansas City, we’ll be maximizing the potential for growth…a third of the country’s population is within one day’s drive of St. Louis.”

For more information, call (888) 233-1876 or visit the Green Centre Show’s website and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter. You can also connect with the show on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Latest Photos see all »

Lupine Staircase series (Green Fuse Botanicals)
IMG_0518 copy
IMG_0469 copy
IMG_1488 copy
IMG_1587 copy
IMG_1517 copy
40under40
GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Screen-Shot-2015-05-11-at-9-34-32-AM.png
Johnson-Mark-fam-disney-Mark-J-RO.jpg
Foertmeyer-IMG_0879_56929c8233ca1
photo-(15)_56929bce27659
FullSizeRender-(2)_56929c84e0909-1024x1024
familypic
Ryan 2
trader
Bode 4 Fall 2015 Pumpkin run

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

616.887.9008
gpnnovember_cover
Interested in reading the print edition of Greenhouse Product News? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Greenhouse Product News in both print and digital editions for free.

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check
out our sister site.
website development by deyo designs