2010 Landscape Industry Show
Don’t Hibernate ... Dominate!
Award-winning displays, the latest and greatest landscape products and equipment and educational seminars by some of the most respected experts in their fields were all on tap for CLCA’s 31st annual Landscape Industry Show, Feb. 3 and 4, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Well known as the West’s largest and longest-running show for green industry professionals, this year’s LIS shaped up to be the best ever.
Notes From The Show Floor
And They’re Off!
The 2010 Show Committee kicked things off with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning. (Pictured from left to right: Jerry Sebby, Chris McNairy, Jon Alsdorf CLT, Michelle Sykes, CLCA Associate Member Director Tom Noonan, Steve George, 2010 CLCA President Bill Schnetz CLP, Barry Elder, Jr., Mike Forsberg, Gary Vallen, Gordon Larson and CLCA Events & Tradeshow Manager Kym Dreher.)
Jon R. Alsdorf CLT did another amazing job at designing the entrance garden. The colors, beauty and smells transformed the normally sterile show hall into a beautiful indoor paradise. We had a lot of exhibitors that contributed to the efforts at this years show, we want to thank them:
2010 LIS Plant Donors
- 4M Nurseries Inc.
- American Horticulture Supply, Inc.
- Aqua Flo Supply
- Bamboo Pipeline Inc.
- Baron Brothers Nursery Inc.
- Belgard - Sierra Building Products
- Boething Treeland Farms, Inc.
- Centeno's Nursery
- Corona Wholesale Nursery
- DM Color Express Inc.
- Garden Art International
- Green View Nursery, Inc.
- Instant Jungle
- Kellogg Supply, Inc.
- Milfelds' Nursery Inc.
- Miramar Wholesale Nurseries
- Orange County Nursery, Inc.
- Otto & Sons Nursery
- Performance Nursery
- Southland Sod Farms
- Superior Sod
- Village Nurseries
Special Thanks To The Specimen Tree Donors
- Pardee Tree Nursery
- Valley Crest Tree Company
Despite some apprehension about the economny, many exhibitors reported great turn-outs both days of eager and enthusiastic potential clients.
On-Floor & Hands-On
We had great participation with our on-floor educational demonstrations this year. We also had a live wall building demonstration, featuring Celtik Wall by Belgard, who believe in the "show and grow" method for product training and getting more attendees at this show.
Continuing Education: Experience You Take Home With You
One of our goals this year was to bring in some classes that offered our attendees some CEU credits. So we worked with Planet and DPR to make sure our classes would help contractors hit their Continuing Education goals. Stay Green, Inc. did an amazing Tree Pruning demo with the help of donations from Valley Crest and Pardee Tree Nursery. (Watch the demo on You Tube.)
This is only the beginning — we are going to continue bringing in even more certifications for the 2011 show.
Getting It Together
One of the distinct advantages of attending and exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show are the countless opportunities for networking and relationship building. Tuesday Night’s reception brought together members, suppliers and friends.
Please join us next year on January 12-13, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the original 36th Annual Landscape Industry Show.