MANTS 2023 Returns to Pre-Pandemic Attendance Numbers
The 2023 Mid Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) welcomed more than 11,000 attendees, including exhibitors in Baltimore from Jan. 11 through 13 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
A sold-out trade show floor showcased more than 900 exhibiting companies in more than 1,530 booths. Attendees from 42 states and 14 foreign countries spent three days connecting with colleagues, discovering new products, and seeking new plants, nursery stock, landscape and garden items, heavy and light-duty equipment, tools, outdoor living essentials, and other allied industry products.
“The energy on the trade show floor was electric this year as our exhibitors and attendees reconnected with one another,” said MANTS executive vice president Vanessa A. Finney. “Business was booming, and it was easy to see that all in attendance were excited to be back full force.”
MANTS 2023 continued to mean business, enticing well-qualified buyers with high levels of purchasing power to solidify partnerships. More than 84% of MANTS attendees identified as either the final decision-makers or those who influence their companies’ purchasing decisions, while more than 76% are categorized as owners, vice presidents, managers, buyers, or sales and marketing professionals. By the end of the final show day, more than half of this year’s exhibitors had already renewed their exhibit space for the 2024 show.
“MANTS 2023 has been the busiest we’ve seen in over a decade,” said Tree Seather, sales vice president, Greenleaf Nursery Co. “If you miss out on MANTS, you miss out on all the new innovative and necessary products you need to grow your green business.”
MANTS returns to the Baltimore Convention Center Jan. 10-12, 2024. For more information, visit www.mants.com or call 410.296.6959.