The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is THE trade event showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals in warm and inviting South Florida. TPIE's trade show is more than an exhibit area - it's 200,000 square feet of living and vibrant plants creating a virtual indoor garden of showstopping displays.
TPIE is the smart way to start your business year. Spend three days in Ft. Lauderdale and return home with a year's worth of inspired ideas and profitable connections.
With 400 exhibiting companies in just over 800 booth spaces, TPIE offers wholesale buyers the widest array of resources for foliage and tropical plants in the country. Connect with vendors in person and touch and feel their plants and products.
Additional educational opportunities are available through free demonstrations held each day at TPIE, generally on the hour, as well as a line-up of sessions specific to interiorscape professionals and business managers.
Type of Exhibitors: Wholesale growers of foliage, bedding plants, cut flowers, woody ornamentals and palms, brokers and allied suppliers. All allied suppliers must be directly related to the horticultural industry.
Be a part of the only National Event for Tropicals: 6200+ industry buyers over three days.
Now in it's sixth decade serving the industry, FNGLA is in its prime! The association represents all walks of the industry -- foliage, woody ornamental, citrus nurseries, floriculture producers, interiorscapers, retailers, allied suppliers and landscape professionals - as proven by the addition of "landscape" to the FNGA name-making the association the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, FNGLA. Landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape architects and the like now have an association targeting their needs. Government representation & monitoring, professional education and marketing projects encompass just some of the services provided by FNGLA to members and the industry.
Tuesday, January 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. TPIE Road Show Production Tour - visiting Homestead, Florida nurseries
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. TPIE Road Show Garden & Design Tour - visiting South Florida properties
Wednesday, January 16
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. TPIE Welcome Orientation
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration Open
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Opening Session: The Principles of Progress, Christine Boland
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TPIE Show Open
10 a.m. Cool Products Selection Team Meet Up
11 - 11:45 a.m. Create Theatre: FANTASEA – Design Ideas for Indoors and Outdoors
1 – 1:30 p.m. TPIE Booth Awards Presentation
1 - 3 p.m. TPIE Interiorscape Workshop - Building Wellness into Buildings With Biophilic Design
1 - 4 p.m. TPIE Interiorscape Workshop - Interiorscape Tech Workshop
2 – 2:45 p.m. Create Theatre: GLOBAL ARTS AND CRAFTS – Design Ideas for Indoors and Outdoors
5 – 6 p.m. TPIE Happy Hour, sponsored by Sun Parasol, Suntory Collection
Thursday, January 17
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TPIE Show Open
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. TPIE Interiorscape Workshop - Innovative Interiorscape Design
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. TPIE Interiorscape Workshop - Web SOS: Simple Online Solutions to Grow Your Business!
10 - 10:45 a.m. Create Theater: POPTIMISTIC PLAY – Design Ideas for Indoors and Outdoors
1 - 1:45 p.m. Create Theater: MODERN ART DECO - Design Ideas for Indoors and Outdoors
1 - 4 p.m. Green Plants for Green Buildings Registered Trainer Seminar
2 - 3 p.m. Presentation of TPIE Cool Products Awards
3 - 5 p.m. Elevating Expectations Session: The Forecast for 2019. Presented by Dr. Charlie Hall
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CC Racks Competition
5 - 6:30 p.m. National Horticulture Foundation Reception - By invitation only
Friday, January 18
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration Open
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. TPIE Show Open
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Exhibitor Showcase Open
10 - 10:45 a.m. Create Theater: Designer Presentation Challenge
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. FNGLA Horticulture Career Fair
11 a.m. NHF $1,000 Raffle Drawing