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Venue

Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 North High Street Columbus , Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 827-2500
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MGIX - Midwest Green Industry Experience (Formerly CENTS)

5,000 300

Overview

Event Overview:

ONLA's annual conference, the Midwest Green Industry Experience, welcomes 5,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors each year.  Formerly known as CENTS, MGIX combines three-days of industry-leading education with an innovative tradeshow featuring exhibitors from across the country. Special events, pre-conference workshops, and networking opportunities make MGIX a can't-miss event for anyone in the green industry.

Attendee Information:

You’ll feel right at home

Come one, come all. The Midwest Green Industry Experience welcomes all who play a role in the environmental horticulture industry.

MGIX hosts 5,000 attendees: Greenhouse and nursery growers, landscape architects, designers and contractors, retailers, arborists, maintenance pros, and allied suppliers.

What’s in it for you?

A lot can happen in a year. MGIX is your opportunity to reconnect with your industry. Reunite with old colleagues and meet new ones. Refresh your thought process or discover a new paradigm. 

Education

Delve into research or hit up trending topics with 90+ sessions led by industry leaders. The inspiration is yours for the taking.

Exhibits

Build relationships, make smarter buying decisions and connect with people - face to face. Sometimes the old school way is the right way.

Events

Industry Awards, live music, and more. Why? Because parties are fun. And networking shouldn’t be a dirty word.

Exhibitor Information:

The right audience. The right time.

The MGIX exhibit hall is where 5,000 attendees go to get inspired, build relationships and make smarter buying decisions. 

It’s a new year. Your audience has a fresh perspective and is ready to make a change. If you’re not there, who else will take your place?

Exhibit Hall Features

  • 250+ exhibitors
  • New Product Showcase
  • Site of Opening Night Party
  • Feature Stage
  • Climbers’ Corner Education Stage

Agenda

Jan 14   

On-Site Registration

Visit Exhibit Hall B to pick up your badge. Pre-register online to save time when you arrive.
 
 

Sunday Dinner

Whether you’ve just finished a day of pre-conference workshops, are just getting into town, or have put the finishing touches on your exhibit, gather with colleagues for a traditional Sunday...
 
 
 

ONLA Awards Celebration

Celebrate the recipients of ONLA’s 45th annual Landscape Awards, Professional Awards and scholarships. Enjoy desserts and coffee. All are welcome! Free admission with Tradeshow badge.
Jan 15   

On-Site Registration

Visit Exhibit Hall B to pick up your badge. Pre-register online to save time when you arrive!
 
 

Education Sessions

MGIX education addresses the diverse needs of green industry professionals. Choose from 90+ courses delivered by national industry expert educators. Our programs are CEU approved by a wide array of credentialing providers, such...
 
 
 

OCNT Garden Center Exam

Increase your professional power by becoming an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician. Pre-registration is required. $35 for members  |  $70 for non-members.
 
 

Exhibit Hall Open

Visit with 300 exhibitors, check out presentations on the Feature Stage, or relax in the Garden lounge. Don’t miss the Opening Night Party—live music starts at 4pm!
 
 

Opening Night Party

Day one is in the books! Celebrate with colleagues and enjoy live music in the exhibit hall. Free admission with MGIX Tradeshow Badge.
Jan 16   

ONLA 110th Anniversary Breakfast Mingle

For ONLA Members only! As a token of appreciation, the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association invites its members to enjoy coffee and donuts while celebrating 110 years of service to the green...
 
 
 

On-Site Registration

Visit Exhibit Hall B to pick up your badge. Pre-register online to save time when you arrive.
 
 

Education Sessions

MGIX education addresses the diverse needs of green industry professionals. Choose from 90+ courses delivered by national industry expert educators. Our programs are CEU approved by a wide array of credentialing providers, such...
 
 
 

OCNT Grower Exam

Increase your professional power by becoming an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician. Pre-registration is required. $35 for members  |  $70 for non-members.
 
 

Exhibit Hall Open

Visit with 300 exhibitors, check out presentations on the Feature Stage, or relax in the Garden lounge.
 
 

MGIX After Dark

Stop by this exclusive gathering for MGIX attendees. Location to be announced!
Jan 17   

On-Site Registration

Visit Exhibit Hall B to pick up your badge.
 
 

OCNT Landscape & Core Exam

Increase your professional power by becoming an Ohio Certified Nursery Technician. Pre-registration is required. $35 for members  |  $70 for non-members.
 
 

Exhibit Hall Open

Visit with 300 exhibitors, check out presentations on the Feature Stage, or relax in the Garden lounge.

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