Connect (& More!): GWA @ MANTS 2018

Jan 09, 2018 09:00am -
Jan 11, 2018 02:00pm
Baltimore, MD

Event Description

Region II Connect Meeting | Baltimore, MD
Connect (& More): GWA @ MANTS 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

MANTS_2018.jpgJoin GWA at the LB Tavern in the Lord Baltimore Hotel on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 for an intimate Connect Meeting, 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Connect with old friends and meet new ones. Registration is free and non-members and visitors are welcome to attend! Dinner options will be available on-site, but all food and drink is the responsibility of attendees. Aftweward, you may wish to remain at the hotel for dinner or form a group to eat elsewhere.

NOTE: This Connect Meeting event is open to all GWA members and prospective members, whether you attend MANTS or not. This is NOT a registration for MANTS access nor for the Media Breakfast, you  will need to sign up for those separately.  To register for MANTS as press, send an email to – she will send you a link for press registration. Once approved, she will then send you an invitation to the Media Reception/Breakfast and you will need to RSVP back separately for that.

Those who wish to gather for a group (Dutch-treat) lunch on Thursday, January 10, 2019, should meet in the Media Room at 11:45am. We will then decide as a group where to eat at 12noon. In the past, we have found the Café 100 across the street to be fast, uncrowded, and easy, but we are open to other suggestions.

Key Times and Dates

  • Wednesday, January 9, 9AM – 5PM
  • Thursday, January 10, 9AM – 5PM
  • Friday, January 11, 9AM – 2PM

Press Registration
Courtesy of our friends at MANTS, GWA members can register for a complimentary press pass for the trade show, but members MUST pre-register with MANTS directly. Please email for a press pass.

For those who want to stay overnight in Baltimore, book your hotel room through the housing bureau OR see this offer on Groupon (while it lasts) for a discount deal at the Radisson Hotel Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD.

Media Reception
GWA members are also invited to the MANTS 2019 Media Breakfast on Thursday, January 10, 8:30AM –10:00AM. Enjoy a light breakfast and network with industry media, MANTS executives and special guests. Stay tuned for more information regarding the event's short program! You MUST register separately for this event in order to attend. Click here to register

Expo Floor
GWA will again have a booth on the trade show floor. Anyone willing to volunteer to work the booth for an hour or two, please click here with your schedule of availability. Working the booth is a great way to meet growers, garden centers and others who could use your skills.

Now in its fourth decade, MANTS® is the premier, private green industry marketplace for finding plants and nursery stock, landscape and garden items, heavy and light duty equipment, tools, furniture and hundreds of other allied industry products. Companies' exhibit and industry members attend because they know that MANTS is the place to buy, shop, meet, see, be and be seen every January. MANTS is one of the largest private trade shows serving the Horticulture Industry which is why industry members say that MANTS means business! Whether you are an exhibitor or attendee, buying, shopping or just looking, this is the one show that is all about you. Companies and industry members alike know where they'll be in January, because "If it's January, it must be MANTS!" Learn more at

Event Type:Membership
Category:Connect Meeting
Early registration ends on Oct 29, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Oct 30, 2018 and ends on Jan 11, 2018.
Late registration starts on Jan 12, 2018.
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