Are you passionate about horticulture, going green, plant nurseries, and gardening? Then you must be looking forward to the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS). The beloved event, which is commonly known as 'The Masterpiece of Trade Shows,' was founded in the early 1970s. Since then, it's only grown in popularity.
MANTS: A History
The first MANTS event was held in Williamsburg, VA in 1971. In the years following, MANTS would be held at several different venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic, from The Greenbrier in West Virginia to the Hunt Valley Inn in Maryland. According to MANTS' Web site, in 1981 the event was held for the first time at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland due to its "consistent growth in size, popularity and attendance." The Baltimore Convention Center has continued to serve as the venue of choice for MANTS.
According to the trade show's Web site, the event is now in its fourth decade. The upcoming event, scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 - Friday, January 13, is "the premier, private green industry marketplace for finding plants and nursery stock, landscape and garden items, heavy and light duty equipment, tools, furniture and hundreds of other allied industry products." Exhibitors, attendees, buyers, shoppers, and browsers all look forward to the annual event, which will be attended by big-name nurseries and garden solution companies.
With one look at MANTS' giant list of exhibitors, it becomes clear that attendees will have to stand out to compete. That's why stocking up on the right trade show giveaways before the show is important. One item that is sure to be a resounding success at the 2012 MANTS is the promotional plant-a-tree card. Considering the show's plant-loving audience, this handout will undoubtedly be a crowd favorite.