2020 WESTERN: JANUARY 15, 16 & 17

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The Western Nursery and Landscape Association (WNLA) is thrilled to announce the following events at the 2020 Western in Kansas City January 15, 16, and 17! 

  • Trade Show – Come see your favorite reps, build your network, and keep pace with new products and materials! Visit Westfall O’Dell’s booth to try to “crack the code” on a vault to win a New GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD truck! New this year, cash bars will be open in the afternoon of both trade show days! 
  • Free beer and lunch tickets if you select them during pre-registration!
  • Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception - Join us at Boulevard Brewing! Enjoy drinks and Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que. (ticketed event, SOLD OUT)
  • New this year, come to Party on the Terrace Thursday night. There will be live music and cash bars.
  • Fashion Show of Plants – come see what’s new! 
  • Stellar line up of keynote speakers:
    • Design Workshop: Creating Timeless Landscape Projects, Haig Seferian, Seferian Design Group (ticketed event)
    • Labor Keynote: Creating a Modern Workforce: Emerging expectations of a new generation, Phil Harwood, GrowTheBench
    • New Plants Keynote: Are They Better or Just New?, Paul Westervelt, Saunders Brothers, Inc.
    • Women in Horticulture Breakfast: The Brand that is YOU: How to Own It, Work It, Live It!, Sue Markgraf, Greenmark (ticketed event)
  • Labor panel with industry leaders addressing recruiting methods, the labor shortage, employee retention, compensation, industry labor initiatives
  • Western University is back! Topics to include “Can Industrial Hemp Fit Into your Nursery Operation?” and “The Ecology of Gardens.”
  • Lightning Talks - get rapid-fire tips and tricks adopted by industry pros! Each speaker gets five minutes to introduce a business tactic.
  • Roundtable discussions – topics ranging from cannabis to customer service and everything in between!
  • Learning Centers from Ball, Bailey, Greenleaf, KAT, Loma Vista, & PlantRight 

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Since 1890, the Western continues its long-standing tradition as a regional, value oriented and interactive platform. Our purpose is to provide a social and educational networking event creating, engaging and building sustainable relationships for all members.
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Western Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 411747 Kansas City, MO 64141