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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    Anybody going?

    We leave out at 7am tomorrow and will be in Nashville until Sunday.
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    A month ago I thought there was a chance I would be (for the ICPI certification), but a local supplier is going to be sponsoring the cert. later this summer so I won't be in Nashville.

    Have fun and let us know how it goes!
  3. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I went to MAHTS instead.
    As a first year show, I plan to go next year. A big convention like this most likely has some kinks to work out in its first year. While I'm sure it will be a good show, I bet next year will be even better.
    Like Felix said, let us know all the good and bad.
  4. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Post pics too
  5. Hokie84

    Hokie84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Will be there Fri and Sat; any one else going?
  6. Fat Possum

    Fat Possum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I'll be there. Although it's only a 20 min drive from Murfreesboro, TN...not quite the expedition you're forming up. Show setup is today; I'll be walking it tomorrow.
    I attended the show in Nashville (I think) 4 yrs ago? great show. This one should be a good time and hopefully we'll see some great show specials on tools, et al.

    Drive safe and welcome to Nashboogie.
  7. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    We are heading to the Airport now and will be there through saturday.
  8. Fat Possum

    Fat Possum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Do yourself a favor while in town; stop by the old marathon motorworks, now Yazoo brewery and try the Dos Perros.

    It'll cure what ails ya'.
  9. Fat Possum

    Fat Possum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    correction; it was the green expo show that was 4 or 5 yrs ago in Nash.

    This show, in contrast, was pretty lame, IMO. Had I bought a plane ticket and hotel; I'da' been pretty let down to say the least. The outdoor section was tinier than I thought and could have been called "the pavetech booth." The indoor section was half of what I'd have expected and tickets were $35 at the door. WTF? $35 to walk a show? They could have at least entered ticketholders to win some tools for that price.
    Overall; very little there that I hadn't seen already in the hardscapes magazine and the "show specials" tended to be %10 off msrp. That kind of discount is no kind of show discount in my book. Organizers could have brought more to the table with less cost to attendees...particuarly with it being a national show with travel & lodging costs factoring in for some some. Not criticizing the exhibitors, but organizers could have done a better job.

    just my $.02.

    Happy to see that Sims Stone finally has a catalog to rival Belgard's marketing materials. Even happier to see my own work on pages 3, 6 & 7.

    /pats self on back.
    //deserves more dos perros.

  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    We went to see Vanderkooi the trade show was a bonus. What other tradeshow has a party with an open bar!! Overall it was a great first effort and we will be back next year.

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