CENTS (Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) is Ohio’s Green Industry Convention brought to you by The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. Over the years, CENTS has added an education program alongside the trade show. CENTS Marketplace & University is built strong from the ground up by you: the people who make it the largest convention of its kind in the Midwest. CENTS brings thousands of green industry professionals together each year to learn, to experience, and to grow. From the newest plant species to the most exciting business trends to the freshest ideas to ignite your customers' interest - it’s all here, because we grew it that way, together. Deep roots, broad reach, lasting fruit, year after year.
What’s the Big Idea?
Built Strong from the Ground Up
Our industry knows “green” like no one else - new growth, clean environment and money in the bank. We’ve become the oak tree in our profession towering proudly as the largest Green industry convention in the Midwest. We draw people from across the U.S. to meet, learn and buy each year. At CENTS you’ll have 21 hours over three days to interact and share hands-on, face-to-face product demos with your target audience. How will you make it count? According to our statistics, it is solid business when 95% of those who attend get results and come back. Even more, it is a chance to let others do for you and your team, what you do every day: generate a powerful experience.
Why do Industry Pros Exhibit at CENTS?
60% - Sales
47% - Networking
67% - Connect with current customers
20% - Show new products/services
93% of exhibitors said they plan on returning to CENTS (in 2015) because of the experience.
Since 1908, The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) has been instrumental in providing Ohio’s Green Industry with all the necessary services for managing a successful business. As one of the leading nursery & landscape associations in the nation, the ONLA prides itself in being Ohio’s only all-encompassing “Green Industry” association.