Each year at TCI EXPO (November 14 - 16, Charlotte, NC), we hold Tree Demonstrations at the center of the trade show floor. This is easily one of our most popular attractions, and can be viewed during most of the conference.
Not only is the Tree Demonstration free for all TCI EXPO attendees, all tree demo viewers can earn up to .75 CEUs, just by watching the demonstrations! To view this year’s Tree Demo schedule, click here.
For those who want a little "behind-the-scenes" look at how we set up and run the TCI EXPO Demo Tree, here are a few quick facts about the process. Rigging aficionados will be especially interested to learn the techniques that govern way we anchor this large exhibit so as to safely conduct demonstrations, day in and day out, on the TCI EXPO trade show floor.
TCI EXPO Tree Demonstration Facts:
The TCI EXPO Demo Tree is approximately 30 feet tall.
At ground level, the trunk is 20 inches in diameter.
The Demo Tree is typically rigged into designated rated anchor points, or a superstructure already present in the convention center.
Our decorator, Geo Fern, provides a customized Demo Tree stand for TCI EXPO.
Heartwood Tree Service, LLC, is sourcing and delivering this year's tree in Charlotte, NC.
Check out the video below (filmed while setting up for TCI EXPO 2007) to see exactly how the Demo Tree rigging is done from start to finish!