The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is on. At this three-day trade event held in Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) USA, more than 400 exhibitors, consisting of wholesale growers and living décor companies, are presenting a variety of plants, finished gift items and buying programs. It is said to be the connection to the world of interior plants and tropical foliage
The show took off yesterday and will last till Friday January 18. Judging by the Social Media posts of exhibitors and visitors of the first day, the show had a good start. Below an overview of pictures posted on Social Media on the first day.
Facebook page Frank de Greef of Fleurizon: "The month of January is always a marathon of shows and we even don't go to all. Here a picture of our booth at TPIE"
Twitter page Anthura: On the first day, their product Livium® received two awards: Best novelty and most original plant. "You can visit us till Friday January 18, stand 929. #Livium #TPIE2019"
Booth of Anthura (Source: Twitter page Anthura)
Twitter page Hollywood Hibiscus: Excited to take the 1st place 10x10 booth award at #TPIE this week! Come see us!""
Twitter page Better-Gro: We've had a great time meeting with retail buyers from all over to talk about our orchids, tropical plants, plant foods, pots and plant products. Watch for our new products coming soon to a store near you. Great Show - @FNGLA! #TPIE #BetterGroBlooms #Gardening""
Twitter page UF/IFAS Central Dist: "TPIE 2019 #FNGLA , great show, great business for Florida and beyond"
Twitter page Saqib Mukhtar: "Dr. Lance Osborne @UF_IFAS Extension Entomologists @UFMREC @UFEntomology talks about biological and chemical control of ornamental plant insects @FNGLA TPIE International Expo in Ft. Lauderdale this afternoon."
Twitter page Smart Pots: "We're at @FNGLA #TPIE until #Friday! Stay ahead of the game by freshening up your #SmartPots knowledge before the new season. See you at booth# 2509! #FortLauderdale #Florida #FNGLA https://bit.ly/2RV9H5K"
Twitter page Saqib Mukhtar: @UF_IFAS is well represented at the TPIE International Expo @FNGLA today in Ft. Lauderdale @UFenvhort @UFMREC