The Plantscape Industry Expo (PIE) is PIA’s annual trade show and conference for experts and trade partners in the plantscape community. The PIA Expo provides opportunities for education, certification, networking, new product demonstrations and, most of all, fun.

2014 PIA@Cultivate’14 by AmericanHort

The 2014 PIA trade show and conference will take place on July 12-15 in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with Cultivate’14, the largest annual convention and exposition for the horticulture industry in North America. Formerly known as the OFA Short Course, Cultivate’14 includes educational programs, tours, exhibitors, workshops, and networking events for plantscape professionals, which will now be complemented with PIA’s programs. These include the annual PIA International Plantscape Awards and the industry Hall of Fame. More than 9,000 people are expected to attend Cultivate’14.

Due to our special arrangement, PIA’s members can register for the entire PIA program and the Cultivate’14 Interior Plantscape Package at AmericanHort member rates. Registration and housing information is available on the Cultivate’14 website.

The program will include:

  • Two keynote presentations
  • Plantscape workshops and a tour
  • Educational programs specifically for plantscape professionals
  • Numerous exhibitors offering products and services for the interior Plantscape (the trade show is open on Sunday – Tuesday)
  • Networking events including the Cultivate’14 Happy Hour and the BloomaPalooza Music Concert
  • PIA International Awards and Hall of Fame banquet (separate ticket required)

Click here to review the schedule of events.

WHY should you attend PIA@Cultivate’14? Here’s what people are saying.

Interior Plantscapers lead lives that are never dull. Finding and keeping clients, making employees happy, running the business, and still finding time for family and friends are everyday occurrences.

PIA@Cultivate’14 can help you deal with all the demands your career places on you. From sneak peeks at the hot new plant varieties to educational sessions that focus on business development, you find the info you need while having a chance to network with the industry’s most innovative thinkers.

“PIE has it all – from meaningful educational sessions – to meeting new vendors – to networking with colleagues. It has become a highlight for me. We plan ahead to take full advantage of all that PIE has to offer. We have met many new people who we now work with regularly and we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to share the wonderful success stories of National Indoor Plant Week.”

    Holly Richard, VP, Interior Tropical Gardens Union, IL

“I attend Plantscape Expo as often as possible because I know I will have opportunities to visit personally with our industry’s “heavy hitters” and I always learn something new to be applied to our business back in Texas. Las Vegas also provides the opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful interior foliage designs and innovative displays. I strongly recommend this event!”

    David Lemel, President, Texas Tropical Plants Houston, TX