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CENTS promises a "sea change"


The 8,000 green industry professionals who will arrive at the Columbus Convention Center for the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) Exhibition are in for a surprise. Yes, the convention will showcase special deals on goods, a first peek at new products and trends, sought-after speakers and mission-critical business programs and education as always. But this year? It will be an experience. 

"This is a sea change for CENTS," explains Kevin Thompson, Executive Director of the 
show's sponsor, the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. "This year we are setting a 
tone of inspiration as well as information, with the intent to engage as well as to educate 
our national group. Our Board is composed of thought leaders who recognize that 
growth in every sense is in our DNA, and that CENTS is a national show well positioned 
to exemplify what is possible for our industry. We're all looking forward to sharing this 
experience with everyone headed to Columbus." 

CENTS is recognized for its unique ability to draw key industry players as well as small 
businesses because of the strength of the show. Packed with relevancy, CENTS also 
makes it efficient for companies to exhibit and attend the show, making sure everything 
behind the scenes runs smoothly and ample opportunities are forged to promote face-to- 
face networking. 

The CENTS conference will run January 13-15, 2014 at The Greater Columbus 
Convention Center in Columbus, only 500 miles from 80 percent of the U.S. 
population. CENTS is the only Midwest-centric venue of its kind for 
green industry professionals. The conference draws 400+ exhibitors and roughly 
8,000 attendees including: Growers, Independent Garden Centers, Landscape 
Contractors, Arborists, Turf, and Pest Management professionals each year.