TCI EXPO 2014

Hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), TCI EXPO is the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference.

This annual event combines the unparalleled value of a first class conference education and endless networking opportunities with the chance to meet with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture; check out live demonstrations; win prizes and giveaways; attend forums and roundtables; earn valuable CEUs, and more.

This year, thousands of tree care professionals will travel to Hartford, Connecticut to participate in TCI EXPO. Why not see for yourself how your attendance will energize you and your tree care colleagues and aid you on the path to success? See you at TCI EXPO November 13 - 15 in Hartford, Connecticut!

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ATTENDEES

        "I feel like you put the
         show together specifically
         for me."
- Jim Clark
, The Tree Machine, Inc.

The only show dedicated exclusively to tree care and tree care businesses, TCI EXPO boasts tons of education sessions, extraordinary demonstrations, dynamic raffles and impressive prizes.

There are also non-stop opportunities to compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors.

With so much going on, we make it easy for you! Here are the top 5 reasons to attend TCI EXPO:

  1. Compare new equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing.
     
  2. Network with top industry leaders during education seminars in business, safety and arboriculture.
     
  3. Earn CEUs towards CTSP, ISA, PLANET and ASCA re-certifications. Pesticide credits are also
    available for many states.
     
  4. Meet with colleagues, vendors and manufacturers during open forums, on the show floor and in downtown Hartford.
     
  5. Check out live tree climbing demonstrations, plus win prizes and giveaways at a selection of raffles, giveaways and contests.

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EXHIBITORS

Interested in exhibiting at EXPO?  

     A trade show presence is
      only effective if the attendees
      want to be there, w
ith TCI EXPO, they do.” 
     
- Chris Nichols of Vermeer Corporation.

 

The number one reason attendees want to be at TCI EXPO is to see (and purchase) new products. Almost 80 percent of attendees play a role in the purchase of products or services. They are looking for solutions to their tree care concerns – and your products and services can provide these solutions!

Contact Sachin Mohan at 516-625-1613 to confirm your space. As always, this space is sold based on first-come first-served. Calls will be answered in the order they are received.

Why not launch new products and receive invaluable face-to-face feedback from attendees?

As an exhibitor at TCI EXPO, you can also meet and network with loyal and potential clients. You can grow your industry presence while also learning more about client expectations.

Over the years, TCI EXPO has grown to become more than a huge product showroom – though that’s still the show’s strength! TCI EXPO is the only trade show for the tree care industry that features a full slate of seminars designed specifically for the commercial tree care business owner. That’s why you’ll find more business owners at TCI EXPO than anywhere else.

Don’t forget, these are more than just tree guys… they manage snow and ice, install and maintain landscapes, control pests and diseases, fertilize and improve soil quality, sell firewood, lumber and mulch, move large trees, install landscape and holiday lighting, and more!

As an exhibitor at a trade show, you will reach seven times as many prospects as you would through any other type of marketing.* And since you can request pre-show and post-show attendee lists, there is no better investment of your time and sales resources than exhibiting at TCI EXPO in Hartford in 2014.

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SPEAKERS

Submission Guidelines

The Tree Care Industry Association is now accepting proposals for speaker presentations at TCI EXPO 2014. If you are interested in speaking, please see the guidelines below.

Please submit the following to mchen@tcia.org:

  • Presentation topic
  • Copies of your presentation
  • Honorarium
  • List of past speaking engagement
  • Have you given this presentation at TCI EXPO in the past?

The Tree Care Industry Association will begin reviewing submission s in early spring 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Mai Chen at 1-800-733-2622 mchen@tcia.org.
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TRAVEL

     "We go to 12 – 14 shows every year.
      Nothing as well run and managed
      as TCI EXPO.”
- Arborwear

Host Hotel: Hartford Marriott Downtown

200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 877-901-6632
Toll Free: 866-373-9806
Rate: $179 single or double occupancy. This group rate is based on availability and is only valid through October 24, 2014, or until the group block sells out. Please reference Tree Care Industry Association/TCI EXPO to secure the group rate.
Amenities include free internet in guest room. Parking is $19 per car, per day ($23 for valet).

Click here to book online.

Hilton Hartford Hotel Downtown

315 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(10-12 minute walk)

Phone: 860-728-5151
Rate: $145 single or double occupancy. This group rate is based on availability and is only valid until October 24, 2014, or until the group block sells out. Please reference Tree Care Industry Association/TCI EXPO to secure the group rate.
Amenities include parking, which is $18 per car, per day.

Click here to book online.

Homewood Suites

338 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT
(10-12 minute walk)

Phone: 860-860-524-0223
Rate: $149 for Studio Suite, and $159 for one-bedroom suite. Rates are good for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy. Please reference Tree Care Industry Association/TCI EXPO to secure the group rate.
Amenities include complimentary hot breakfast buffet and complimentary dinner with beer and wine, Monday through Thursday. Parking is $16 per car, per day

Click here to book online.

Holiday Inn Express

440 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(10-12 minute walk)

Phone: 860-246-9900
Rate: $107 for single or double occupancy. Please reference Tree Care Industry Association/TCI EXPO to secure the group rate.
Amenities include parking, which is $13 per car, per day

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Not familiar with the world's largest tree care industry trade show and conference? Visit the TCI EXPO 2013 show site to see what it’s all about.

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Is there public transportation in Hartford?

The dash Shuttle is a free downtown Hartford shuttle that departs the Convention Center every 15 minutes, Monday through Friday from 7 AM – 7 PM. It makes stops at all the downtown hotels. For more information, click here.
 

Is there parking at the Convention Center?

There is a parking garage attached to the Convention Center. Rates are $3 for the first hour; $2 for each additional hour with a $19 daily maximum. A full map of all lots and garages in the downtown Hartford area can be found here.
 

What is the cancellation policy for EXPO?

Tradeshow only passes are non-refundable. Cancellation for all other categories must be received in writing at the TCIA office before 10/31/14 for a full refund less $30 administration fee. No telephone cancellations accepted. No refunds after 10/31/14; seminars are transferrable.
 

Are there group discount rates for EXPO?

Yes, buy 4 (either gold cards or 4 tradeshow passes; cannot be a combination of both), get 1 free. Everything must be purchased at the same time.
 

How much is a taxi from airport to downtown Hartford?

The closest airport to Hartford is Bradley International Airport (airport code BDL). The estimated cost for a taxi fare to downtown Hartford is $45. It is about a 20-25 minute ride to downtown from the airport.
 

Is there a shuttle from the airport to downtown Hartford?

There is currently no shuttle from Bradley International Airport to downtown Hartford.
 

Are children allowed at TCI EXPO?

Children are allowed if accompanied at all times by an adult. Children under 17 are free but must be registered and have an attendee badge. 
 

Is alcohol served at TCI EXPO? 

For safety purposes, alcohol is not available at the convention center during show hours.
 

I read there is a Welcome Reception included - can you explain?

The Welcome Reception takes place Thursday evening and all registered attendees are welcome to join in the festivities! Included at no charge is a buffet and there is also a cash bar available.
 

Is there a manned coat check or secured storage area at the show?

No, we do not offer manned coat check or secured storage area We encourage you to keep your personal belongings at the hotel and not bring them to the EXPO.