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What on tap at CENTS


Thousands of green industry professionals from across the nation will gather in Columbus to buy, learn and network this January at CENTS 2013. This annual convention champions the green industry by bringing business owners together with their customers and prospects for first-in-season sales, executive business and green tracks and renowned authors and speakers. More than 8,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors make CENTS the Midwest's most successful green convention.

The 2013 event will kick off with a keynote by international author and horticulturist

Dr. Michael Dirr, and features a Who's Who of presenting speakers: Bridget Behe,
Frank Mariani, Jim Paluch and Tom Shay, among others.
Among this year's highlights:
. ONLA Management Master Class offers top-level management training and business
strategy sessions led by dynamic, accomplished business speakers who've been on the
frontlines and prospered to tell about it
. Growers Energy Solutions Interactive Learning Center provides greenhouse
classrooms where fresh ideas and emerging green industry concepts come to life in
real-world demos
. Hands-on Tool Pavilion provides new and refined "professional toys" for attendees
to test out on the show fl oor
. Landscapers' Challenge provides a canvas where landscape artists can transform
400 square feet into masterpieces of outdoor design
. Young Professional Leadership Summit offers professional seminars on topics
critical to cultivating industry success, including financial planning and leadership
The CENTS Convention is slated for January 14-16, 2013 at The Greater Columbus
Convention Center in Ohio, only 500 miles from 80 percent of the U.S. population. The
CENTS Convention provides a venue for green industry professionals to secure customized business knowledge about sales, operations and profitability and continuing education through the esteemed The Ohio State University Nursery Short Course. The conference draws attendance from: Growers, Independent Garden Centers, Landscape Contractors, Arborists, Turf, and Pest Management professionals each year.