Jan 27, 2017
MANTS Welcomes More Than 11,000 Attendees

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) brought springtime to Baltimore earlier this month for the 47th annual horticulture show. Covering 300,000+ square feet of exhibit space at the Baltimore Convention Center, the show took place Jan. 11–13.

More than 11,300 total registrants (including exhibitors) attended this year’s show; this includes 10,000+ people who had registered by the end of the first day of the show alone. These attendees, who gathered to do business, network and learn about the newest green industry trends for 2017, had the opportunity to visit 952 exhibiting companies spread out over 1,536 booths.

This year’s show recorded the highest attendance in eight years and had an exhibitor retention rate of 93 percent. In 2017, MANTS attracted attendees and exhibitors from 45 different states and representatives from 16 various countries (including the U.S.) and the territory of Micronesia.

In 2018, MANTS will take place from Jan. 10–12 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Check www.mants.com or www.twitter.com/MANTSBaltimore for updates and news on the show.

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