Tampa Convention Center
January 18-20, 2023


Show Floor Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20

Visit the Product Showcase and click on the search box at the top to search by keyword, category or subcategory.

Exhibitors may enter the exhibit hall at 8 a.m. each day.

For everyone, tradeshow times are:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20

The show badge allows entrance into the show on all three days of the show.

TPIE Booth Awards will be handed out Wednesday afternoon, January 18. The awards presentation takes place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the West Registration Mezzanine. Winners will also be posted on signage in the main lobby.

To log in, click on the Login link in your welcome email or go here.

Enter your email address and Password in the appropriate fields.

Visit the Exhibitor Video gallery and search by keyword or exhibitor name.
Visit the Show Specials page to see what special events exhibitors are planning in their booths. 

The FNGLA booth is on the trade show floor in Booth #1302.

Visit the exhibitor Press Releases gallery to read the latest press releases posted by exhibitors.

You can search for Exhibitors on the Interactive Event Map page or the Exhibitor List page.

To perform a more extensive search, go to the Advanced Search page. Search for exhibitors by keyword, product category, country and state.

The My Exhibitors list contains the names of all the exhibitors you have tagged as favorites.

You can add an exhibitor as a favorite from any of your exhibitor lists by clicking on the star icon next to their company name. Your list of favorites can be found under the My Exhibitors tab.

Please email TPIE Trade Show Managers Billy Deal or Sabrina Haines

  • Monday, Jan. 16           10 a.m. - 5 p.m.      
  • Tuesday, Jan. 17           8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18      8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 19          8 am – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 20               8 am – 2 pm

While some exhibitors have drawings for prizes, there are no show prizes.

However, there is a $1,000 raffle available to bid on to benefit the National Horticulture Foundation (NHF). You can purchase raffle tickets for $5/each or 5 tickets for $20.  

Tickets can be purchased at the FNGLA Show Office, Room #118, or the NHF/FNGLA booth (Booth #1302). The drawing will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, January 20 at the West Registration Mezzanine. 

First Aid is located in the back corner of the East Hall by Dock Door #1. 

The TPIE Cool Products Awards are selected Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18 by show attendees, and is organized by The Garden Center Group.

Exhibitors with winning products are invited to share more about their product at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Mezzanine Lobby Level 2.

The Tampa Convention Center does not have wheelchairs or scooters available. You may want to check with your hotel concierge for further information. 

Please go the Expo Group’s service center, located in the back-left corner of the exhibit hall.

FNGLA regrets to say there are no complimentary badges offered in this instance, but you can set an appointment with FNGLA's Billy Deal and he will escort you through the show, if he’s available. Contact Billy via email here.

TPIE's 2023 Opening Session is titled, Guiding the Future to the Next Level presented by Christine Boland.

About the Session:

Not to be missed, TPIE’s Opening Session brings back Christine Boland, one of the world’s most insightful and relevant trend analysts.

“This will certainly be a decisive decade,” Christine says, adding she will set out how the spirit of the time is constructed and what drives people.

With this in hand, she will provide clarity and insight into how you can make optimum use of the openings and opportunities this knowledge delivers - particularly from your own perspective, and for your own brand and organization.

Christine identifies three Principles of Progress which will resonate with consumers in upcoming months:

  • Define Your True North
  • Add Meaningfulness
  • Create Value from Your Values

You’ll also learn what the word 'connectioneur' means, and how you can become one.

The plant industry is in an ideal position to facilitate connections with one another, and with nature, which has become a priority need for humans everywhere.

The opening session will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Ballroom B, Level and is free for everyone with a show badge.

FNGLA Certified Professionals earn 2 CEUs for attending the show. 

Attendees should go to the Certification Showcase at the FNGLA Booth #1302 to sign up for their CEUs.

Attendees of the Opening Session also register at the Certification Showcase to earn 1 CEU for each event attended. CEUs will also be available for the tours and workshops.

FNGLA Certified Professionals have their own personalized space in conjunction with FNGLA's Booth #1302.  Ask about CEUs, meet FNGLA's Certification Team and find out all that is happening in the world of certification and continuing education.  Certified Professionals can earn additional CEUs through a variety of activities including Plant ID and the new Certification Challenge.

January 17 - 19, 2024.  The show dates will once again be a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday format. 

Visit Tampa offers concierge service to help with all types of local requests, including restaurant recommendations, and is located at the circular display on the Registration Mezzanine Level.  

Sure! We'd love that. Be sure to use the hashtags #TPIE, #TPIE23, or #FNGLA so we can see your posts. :)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FNGLA 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/FNGLA 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fngla_florida/ 

The TPIE Happy Hour will be held inside Ballroom B, Level 1 of the Tampa Convention Center. 

Held on opening day, Jan. 18, TPIE Happy Hour will be held after the trade show from 5 – 6 pm. Move from the exhibit hall to Ballroom B, Level 1 and continue interacting with customers and colleagues.

This event is open to everyone with a show badge.

Take advantage of this hour to network with attendees and exhibitors while enjoying a beverage.

Sponsored by Sun Parasol, Suntory Collection.

If a child or an infant or in a stroller, where he/she can not become unattached from their parents, a badge is not required. Otherwise, children must be badged so they can be identified should they become separated from their parents. 

The price for children 12 and under is $35.  As TPIE is a business environment, we don’t encourage children at the show.

Coffee can be purchased at concession stands located in the front of the building.

FNGLA's job board is located on FNGLA's website. One of FNGLA's member benefits, members can post unlimited job listings for free. 

You can also visit the FNGLA Lobby Booth to learn how to access jobs and careers listed on FNGLA's online Job Board.

Concessions are in the lobby area.

A showcase of new plants and products is located next to Registration in the lobby.

Buyers can vote for their favorite new products and plants no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.


You may want to consult with your hotel concierge for alternate transport options to and from the Tampa Convention Center. 

Here's a great online resource, too. 

A parking garage is across the street from the convention center and several nearby lots also have parking available, with hourly rates of $1-2 with a maximum of $9-12/day. 

What: This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the show, discover the various programs and meet industry volunteer leaders who will answer your TPIE questions.

When: 8 - 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20

Where: Room 120

In general, the plants are not for sale, they are for display only.  However, some exhibitors sell the items in their booths which buyers can take ONLY at the end of the show (2 p.m.) on Friday, Jan. 20. 

The buyer must have a receipt for these items. If a buyer needs a receipt, please direct them to The Expo Group Service Desk located at the back left corner of the tradeshow floor.

American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) will create inspiring plant designs throughout each day of the show to inspire, inform, and WOW attendees. Location: AIFD Exhibit Area, Booth #743

Access the Official
Tropical Plant International Expo 2020 Mobile App for an Enhanced Show Experience!

From your mobile device, click the appropriate button below to access the official MyEventPlan mobile app and access search and planning tools for Tropical Plant International Expo 2020.

Not on your mobile device? Click here to use the SMS feature to send yourself an access link. 

All meeting locations, dates and times are listed in the Show Directory. If not listed in the directory, please visit the FNGLA Show Office, Room #118. 

Smart City now offers free Wi-Fi in all of the lobby areas and meeting rooms of the Tampa Convention Center. 

Professionals will be filming the show Wednesday and Thursday. Photos and video will be accessible via FNGLA's Facebook page.

Tampa Convention Center

333 Franklin St.
Tampa, FL USA  33602
Main phone: 800-426-5630
Website: https://www.tampagov.net/tcc/home 

All students who pre-registered for the event must pick up their badges at Registration, just like any other attendee. Any student who did not pre-register as a group at the $5 rate will be charged the regular show badge rate of $35 onsite.

Yes! It will be Room #110. The room is equipped with a refrigerator (and microwave) in it. For the key to the room, please visit TPIE's Show Office located Room #118