Coming Up: 2017 Texas Nursery Landscape Expo

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Howdy, Texas! The Jobber crew is heading your way for the 2017 Nursery / Landscape Expo, taking place from August 10-12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

Jason and Moly from our Edmonton office, and Rebecca from our Toronto office, will be representing Jobber at the largest green industry gathering in the southern US, answering your field service software questions, learning about your unique business practices, and soaking in as much of the rest of the expo and Texas as they can in 3 days.

They recently got together on a video call to create a game plan. And here are the top 5 things they’re looking forward to taking in at the expo:

1. The newcomers' shindig

This is Jobber’s first time at the TNLA Expo, so the newcomers’ shindig is at the top of our to-do list! The evening of Wednesday, August 9th, exhibitors (that’s us) will get to mingle with first-time attendees (also us!) and get a sneak preview of what the show floor holds for the next two days. We’ll be in our Jobber tees with our swirly Jobber logo front and center, so if you spot us, say hi!

2. Checking out the plant trial innovations

We didn’t know what plant trials were when we first saw this event on the agenda, we only saw it was new for 2017 and that caught our eye. So what are plant trials? They are a showcase of plants best suited for a particular area’s climate and conditions. We’re looking forward to learning which plants thrive in the warm Texas climate.

3. Day 1’s expo keynote presentation

Shelley Row is is leading a talk called ‘Go with Your Gut: Effective Decision-Making in an Over-thinking World’. Decision-making strategies to improve focus, productivity, and teamwork? Sign us up!

4. Perusing the other exhibits

Over 500 exhibitors are taking over the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center for the Nursery / Landscape Expo. The list includes growers, retailers, suppliers, and business services (like Jobber), so we will definitely be taking some time to wander the show floor to see and try-out the latest innovations in the green industry. Will one of us get to race a riding lawn mower? TBD.

5. Tex-mex!

And finally, a trip isn’t a complete without some sampling of local cuisine! We’ll be doing some research between now and August 10 to source the best Tex-Mex in Dallas. If you have any suggestions please leave us a note in the comments!

That’s what we’re looking forward to, so how about you other newcomers? And if there are any seasoned attendees reading this, what did we leave out?

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