The annual Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) has, in the past, been a summertime event, but show producer MAC Events announced that PANTS15 will now be held November 4-5, 2015. The event is slated for Hall B at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
“MAC Events maintains a firm commitment to the green industry, and our aim is to produce a best-in-class show every year,” said show director Kevin McLaughlin. “To that end, we are always looking for ways to improve PANTS, and after careful consideration, we feel that moving the event to early November will cement its role as the east coast’s premier landscaping and nursery trade show.
“The new date is advantageous for both exhibitors and attendees alike,” said McLaughlin. “November better aligns with the shift in buying cycles of garden centers and wholesalers, and it coincides with the traditional lull in business prior to the beginning of the holiday season.
“Also, the landscape construction and maintenance sector has been growing significantly in the region, and the new timing will afford more of these important businesses the opportunity to participate,” he said. “We will also be able to add an array of new educational opportunities, making PANTS an event not to miss.
“The new dates correspond with all sectors of the green industry and, as such, we expect increased attendance,” said McLaughlin. “We are committed to improving PANTS each and every year, delivering the best possible experience for our exhibitors, partners, sponsors and attendees.”
The event will host more than 300 exhibitors, ranging from retail garden center owners, to landscape contractors, nursery growers, greenhouses, landscaping designers and installers, interior landscaping specialists, property managers, government officials and much more. The event will also highlight a full slate of educational sessions and featured speakers.