A Change in PANTS for 2013
I n 2013, the Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (PANTS) will move to Philadelphia and take place July 31 to Aug. 1.
Earlier this summer, MAC Events, Spring Lake, N.J., assumed responsibility for producing the show in a partnership agreement with the show’s founder, the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association (PLNA).
“The PLNA is excited about the move to Philadelphia,” said Jim McKenzie, chairman of PLNA’s board of directors. “All other successful and nationally important green industry shows are located in major metropolitan cities and Philadelphia has always been a great historical and cultural hub. In recent years, the local scene has just exploded around the convention center with opportunities for socializing and networking beyond the show.”
“It is an honor to welcome the Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show to the City of Philadelphia next summer,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “I’ve set a goal for our city to become the greenest, most sustainable city in America. Welcoming PANTS, the premier summer show in the region for nursery, garden and landscape professionals, establishes Philadelphia as a destination for people interested in all things green and growing. I look forward to visiting the show next year, and hopefully, for many more years to come.”
Additional information on the event can be found at www.pantshow.com.