The Landscape Show was hailed by all in the landscaping industry as the “must attend” trade event of the year at its inaugural event in 2018. Landscaping Victoria Master Landscapers (LVML) had an enormous task to grow the expo from the initial success experienced last year to create something better for 2019. And they rose to the occasion.
Held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Thursday June 27, The Landscape Show had registrations from over 900 attendees. However, on the day almost 1200 visitors walked through the gates – an increase of around 500 on the 2018 figures.
These attendees were commercial and residential landscape contractors, maintenance specialists, landscape designers and architects, students and landscape service and product suppliers. Across an expansive floorplan they were greeted by 80 exhibitors including some of the leading suppliers of both soft and hard landscaping products, business services, machinery and more.
“We were happy to see how the industry embraced our first show in 2018. To see both our exhibitor and attendee numbers increase significantly in 2019 was a testament to the need for such an event in the landscaping industry,” said Megan Flower of LVML.
“The Industry is hungry for knowledge about the latest innovations and trends and The Landscape Show provides a one-stop shop for this kind of information. It also provides networking opportunities and we were delighted to see the amount of business being discussed this year.
“Education is also vital for all practitioners and from students through to established landscape industry stalwarts, our seminar series provided an opportunity to make sure all of those people have the knowledge to perform at their best in order to uphold the high standards of professionals in our industry.”
Megan says that many of this year’s exhibitors have already nominated that they will be returning for the next iteration of The Landscape Show and that they expect to welcome aboard many suppliers who attended the event to assess its viability for promoting their products at future shows. “They saw this as THE place to be promoting their product to a captive, targeted landscape industry audience.” Keep an eye on the dedicated website www.thelandscapeshow.com.au for information about the next show, and follow The Landscape Show on both Facebook and Instagram for updates as they happen.