Registration open for 2010 Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition

New events and features will present the latest trends in tropicals this year.

December 15, 2009
Industry News

Registration is now open for 2010 TPIE and hotels are accepting reservations. Don't miss the chance to see the latest trends in tropicals and make important networking connections.

New for TPIE 2010: Thursday's show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow for an all-new, free opening session presented by AIFD and the TPIE Happy Hour.

Experience TPIE: TPIE features the most extensive marketplace for tropical plants, exciting tropical topics and important tropical connections.

Tropical Marketplace: TPIE’s trade show floor is filled with bright, eye-catching displays! You’ll find more than 500 vendors all in one building who specialize in tropical plants and related products. Exhibitors go all out with their displays to create inspiration and excitement.

Tropical Topics: TPIE’s Short Course will take a practical look at the benefits of plants through groundbreaking research, as well as offering topics on key business communication skills and more.

To create even more tropical connections, take the TPIE Short Course Road Show Tour on Jan. 13, and visit local tropical foliage nurseries. In addition, TPIE will offer a variety of complimentary demonstrations providing tips and how-to’s on tropical plants and related services.

Tropical Connections: TPIE is the place to connect with industry professionals who have the inside track on what’s hot, what’s happening and what’s out as it relates to tropical plants. Whether it’s on the trade show floor, during a Short Course coffee break or at the TPIE Happy Hour, you’ll have a chance to interact with people from across the country who share your business interests, challenges and experiences.

TPIE Tropical Plant Revue – Think Outside the Pot
Combining the world’s most exciting and diverse tropical plants with the talents of world-class floral designers, TPIE and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) have joined hands to present a Tropical Plant Revue at the 2010 TPIE.
Taking place as a complimentary opening session of TPIE on Jan. 14, this premier presentation will provide inspiration, innovations and practical ideas for new ways to merchandise and market tropical plants.

Following in the tradition of AIFD Symposium presentations, the TPIE/AIFD Tropical Plant Revue will be 45 minutes of high energy, offering over-the-top designs that inspire as well as work in the everyday business world.

The TPIE/AIFD Tropical Plant Revue will feature the creative skills of Deborah De La Flor AIFD and J Paul Jaras AIFD, both award-winning designers who are two of AIFD’s most popular and respected presenters.

Deborah De La Flor AIFD is recognized for her knowledge of the flora and foliage industry as well as her ability to anticipate and influence the latest industry trends. Deborah has won various design awards, including the FTD First Annual Great Masters Design Competition.

J. Paul Jaras AIFD began his career as a floral designer after studies in Fine Art, Architectural Technology, and Apparel Design and Development. He trained in a highly successful shop in Edmonton, AB in the late eighties and won the Teleflora Design Canada Award in 1991, then represented Canada in an International Design competition in Athens, Greece. Since then he has extensive retail flower shop experience, worked as a freelance floral designer and consultant, and has worked as an instructor of floral design in various capacities including facilitating workshops and appearing in designs shows


Thursday, January 14: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday, January 15: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, January 16: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla