Its Show Time! CENTS 2013 opens at the Columbus Convention Center Monday, January 13 Midwests largest green exposition not your grandfathers trade show! The 8,000 green industry professionals who will arrive at the Columbus Convention Center for the Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show (CENTS) Exhibition are in for a surprise. Yes, the convention will showcase special deals on goods, a first peek at new products and trends, sought-after speakers and mission-critical business programs and education as always. But this year? It will be an experience. This is a sea change for CENTS, explains Kevin Thompson, Executive Director of the shows sponsor, the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. This year we are setting a tone of inspiration as well as information, with the intent to engage as well as to educate our national group. Our Board is composed of thought leaders who recognize that growth in every sense is in our DNA, and that CENTS is a national show well positioned to exemplify what is possible for our industry. Were all looking forward to sharing this experience with everyone headed to Columbus. CENTS is recognized for its unique ability to draw key industry players as well as small businesses because of the strength of the show. Packed with relevancy, CENTS also makes it efficient for companies to exhibit and attend the show, making sure everything behind the scenes runs smoothly and ample opportunities are forged to promote face-toface networking. The CENTS conference will run January 13-15, 2014 at The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, only 500 miles from 80 percent of the U.S. population. CENTS is the only Midwest-centric venue of its kind for green industry professionals. The conference draws 400+ exhibitors and roughly 8,000 attendees including: Growers, Independent Garden Centers, Landscape Contractors, Arborists, Turf, and Pest Management professionals each year. About CENTS Marketplace An industry show for industry people, CENTS provides tools and resources on mission critical business and green industry issues, trends and opportunities. From lead generation and operations information to pre-season buying incentives and Short Course educational programs, CENTS creates a high-energy forum where attendees can buy, sell, learn and meet. CENTS goes beyond the green side of the business to the business side of the business, to help the industry survive and prosper in challenging economic times. For more information, call (800) 825-5062 or visit www.onla.org. Digital photos are available.