IA Show In FL 2012

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by NC_Irrigator, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    Anyone attending?

    Its in Orlando this year.
    Show is the 4 -5th. November.
    Classes are 2nd - 6th.

    Im really going to try to head down that way. Plan to book room soon. Never been to one. Will take a few classes as well.
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    I'm not planning on attending. I heard many bad reviews about the last one. Someone mentioned they heard crickets when visiting the booths.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,987

    I used to really look forward to them, kid in a candy store I am,but the pall of recession sure did permeate IA in Phoenix. :cry:
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,722

    the recession has forced spending cuts in the critical booth babe department

  5. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,022

    i'd like to go. it's prolly the closest it'll ever be to New Jersey. but sadly the boss wont approve any business trips dec-mar as it's snow season (though last year was a complete bust)

    id like to take some classes too, but they usually are less fruitful than i hope. just took electric 2 and 2 wire, and was underimpressed. i can glean more information from here and other avenues than the IA coursework. sadly i need CEU's to maintain the license.
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    I believe I may attend this show since it is about a Two hour drive away. I had considered vending my product at this show, however the cost for the booth space was
    really over priced. The bait and switch tactics for joining the organization in order to
    receive a discount is also annoying and petty on the part of the organization.
    The cost of just walking the show is also very expensive. I sure would like more
    feed back from other members that have attended this show, ESP.vendors of products
    for the irrigation industry.
    Ted Scovitch
    TAS Industries.
  7. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    They cut the show hours to just two days this year. (no Tuesday hours).
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,987

    "When the vendors start to look like pimps and whores, might as well go find a bar."
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    I may go. I'm really not a fan of Florida and last year certainly didn't impress, except for that guy with the remote pigtails.

    Would be good to take a few classes and maintain my CLIA.
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,445

    if you can't take your eye out, there's no impressing me.
    Posted via Mobile Device

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