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Early Bird Registration Pricing Ends December 23 for MGIX 2017 ​

Wednesday, December 14, 2016  
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Columbus, OH—Attendees who would like to receive early bird registration prices to the Midwest Green Industry Xperience (MGIX), taking place Jan. 16–18 in Columbus, OH, should register by December 23.

Formerly known as CENTS, MGIX takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is hosted by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. The conference includes a tradeshow, education sessions, pre-conference workshops, and special events.

Green industry professionals can register for the event at or call 847.957.4258.

Hotel information can be found here:




More than 90 education sessions led by national speakers comprise a wide variety of topics, from business and marketing best practices to design, irrigation, and lighting trends. Educators from The Ohio State University lead 24 sessions focused on horticulture, pest and disease management, and industry research.

Pre-conference sessions on Sunday, January 15 include Perennial Plant Association’s Annual P.L.A.N.T. Seminar, Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Specialist Course by ICPI, and Landscape Business BootCamp by Greenmark Consulting.


Exhibit Hall

The 2017 show floor features 300 exhibitors, a new product showcase, and a garden lounge. Also on the show floor, education sessions on arboriculture and climbing techniques are offered in Climbers’ Corner, while hands-on training with equipment and tools takes place in the ONLA Garage.



MGIX kicks off with an opening night party on the trade show floor on Monday, January 16 at 4pm.

A Tuesday Night Hoedown at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Wells Barn features live bluegrass music, poker, food and drink, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory.  (separate registration fee applies).

Attendees are also invited to the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association’s annual awards ceremony on January 15 at 7pm. The association will present the winners of its 44th annual Landscape Awards and the recipients of ONLA’s Professional Awards and 2017 Scholarships.

ONLA’s annual business meeting and board elections takes place on January 16 at 2pm at the Convention Center and is open to MGIX attendees.

For a full schedule of all MGIX related programs and events, visit

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