You’re invited to the Premier Convention for Green Industry Professionals
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 OSU Nursery Short Course educational programs, CENTS creates a high-energy forum where attendees can buy, sell, learn and meet.
CENTS Marketplace 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. Featuring 425+ CENTS exhibitors with everything you need for your business, new speakers and topics at The Ohio State University (OSU) Nursery Short Course, new learning formats at the ONLA Young Professional Leadership Summit and the ONLA Management Master Class, and more networking and entertainment at after-hours “parties with purpose.”
New! CENTS Plus! Registration
Introducing new CENTS Plus! registration: You asked for simpler registration for events, and we heard you! CENTS Plus! Registration includes admission to our most popular events: the exhibit area all three days, ONLA business track classes all three days, Welcome Reception & Beer Tasting, ONLA Awards Night Reception, Michael Dirr Tuesday evening keynote, and the Career Marketplace. CENTS à la carte pricing is still available.
CENTS Marketplace is brought to you by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA). CENTS is another example of how ONLA works to lead, promote, and facilitate the success and growth of green industry businesses. Unlike for-profit shows, proceeds from CENTS return to the industry through programs, services and advocacy that grow the green industry.
New! ONLA Management Master Class
This NEW Monday afternoon conference answers the need for owners and top-level management training and business strategy sessions. General sessions and break-outs led by dynamic professional business speakers will cover the topics such as sales skills, business development, strategies to motivate and coach employees, industry-specific management, and more.
ONLA Green Industry Exploration Conference
This conference was developed to provide a “discovery” of the myriad of career paths within our vibrant green industry. Whether you are a student interested in learning more, or are already part of the horticulture industry and simply want to know more about other avenues of professional growth, this is the place for you. Discover all of your options – from garden center businesses to turf grass maintenance jobs – and speak directly with green industry professionals. This conference includes docent-led tours of CENTS, break-out sessions to learn more about segments of the industry, and concludes with the ONLA Career Marketplace & Job Fair.
New! ONLA Young Professional Leadership Summit
This conference provides critical professional and personal development sessions geared to cultivating successful careers. Sessions led by high-energy speakers cover a variety of challenges young professionals face, with topics like financial planning, cultivating leadership, maintaining a work-life balance and working in a family business. Emerging leaders should attend this conference to advance knowledge, grow skills, and enhance leadership acumen.
CDS Registration, 508.743.8510
CENTS Marketplace or ONLA Event Questions?
OSU Nursery Short Course or Continuing Education Credits Questions?
Jennifer Emerick, 614.247.4353