Today is the last day of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade show (MANTS). This three-day exhibition started on January 9 and is held in Baltimore (MD). 49 years ago, it started with 64 exhibitors and now hosts over 960. It draws exhibiting companies and attendees from all over the US, Canada, as well a Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Also this year the show seems to be well visited. So far, on the first and second day, they welcomed over 11,300 attendees in total. Will they break the record of last year, where the show attracted the largest number of registrants since 2008? In 2018, they welcomed over 11,565 total registrants (including exhibitors) representing 46 states and 15 foreign countries to this year’s show, the best attendance in ten years.
During the show, exhibitors and visitors posted pictures of their attendance on Social Media. Below, we made a recap to give you an impression of the show.
Facebook page Van Belle Nursery: "Your Journey to less labour, faster turns, and better freight starts at MANTS booth 2444. Talk to Scott, Jeff and the rest of our Buyer’s Guides to see how we can improve your nursery together."
Twitter page Hulton Tool Company: "Busy day at MANTS! swing on by & see us! While you’re there don’t forget to register for our Trade Show Seadon Giveaways! One great prize per month! @MANTSBaltimore"
Twitter page Bren Haas: "Beautiful morning in Baltimore. A few sights this morning at the MANTS show. The Convention Center is HUGE BUT EASY to get around. @MANTSBaltimore follow the excitement at #MANTS2019 "
Twitter Page A.M. Leonard: "We're at the MANTS show in Baltimore! Stop by and see us at booth 536. #mants #mants2019 #tradeshow #nurserytradeshow"
Twitter Page The Perennial Farm: "Head over to MANTS Instagram to ask @ArmitageAllan questions!"
Twitter page LandOpt: "Come visit us today and tomorrow at @MANTSBaltimore booth 2106. Rate your stress level amongst your peers! #MANTS2019 #landscaping #stressedout"
Twitter page Four Star Greenhouse: "We are hanging out at @MANTSBaltimore 2019! If you are attending, feel free to come and say hi at booths 2650 and 2652. For more information about MANTS, check here: https://10times.com/mants-trade-show
Also the exhibition itself was active on Twitter and posted several pictures on their MANTS Twitter page:
"Vanessa Finney, EVP of #MANTSBaltimore, was honored to accept a $2,500 check from @Perennial_Farm, @Master_Nursery, Walnut Springs, SYNRG and Creek Hill Nursery for the Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship. This year the scholarship was awarded to Isabel Emanuel."
We had a successful first day of #MANTS2019 with more than 10,300 attendees registered thus far! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for day ! #MANTSBaltimore
"We had a great Media Breakfast this morning with @FibreDustLLC, @getbluelab, AUTOCROP, and Saunders Brothers, Inc! We enjoyed learning about just some of the new products at #MANTS2019!"
"It was a busy second day on the show floor at #MANTS2019! With more than 11,300 attendees thus far, we are looking forward to see what the final day of #MANTSBaltimore brings tomorrow. – bij Baltimore Convention Center"
"Who wants to play some trivia? Head over to @berger_ca at booths 751 & 753 to play Berger Trivia! #MANTS2019"
In 2020, MANTS will be held on January 8 -10.