Education & Events

CENTS University. A New Era in Learning.


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Imagine that all of the best, brightest and greenest in the green industry come together in one place at one time. Imagine the best speakers come to talk, the best education comes to pass, and the best ideas come to light in a really big way. Imagine you are amazed by what you see, engaged in what you hear, and are inspired once again. Imagine that what you see is both familiar and entirely new.


This is CENTS.

It’s growing in a new direction. An industry show for industry people, CENTS continues to provide tools and resources on mission-critical business and green industry issues, trends and opportunities. We’re just doing it in a really big way, because we can. It will be more visual, more tactical, more unique. It will be funny, serious, easy, difficult, strange and wonderful. It will be high-energy and high- excellence, because we all deserve the best from our industry, our convention and ourselves.

CENTS’ powerful core offerings will be back by request– think new lead generation and operations information to pre-season buying incentives. But it will be packaged and presented in a way you’ve never seen before.

This is not your grandfather’s green show, trust us. This is the one to go to, because it won’t be the same if you have to hear about it from someone else. Like getting the “My sister went to Disneyland and all I got was this shirt” t-shirt. Don’t settle for the shirt: Go to CENTS.


The business of business

Business doesn’t have to be boring to be great. CENTS Marketplace goes beyond the green side of the business to the business side of the business, to help the industry prosper by  reminding you why you joined this field. Featuring  425+ CENTS exhibitors with everything you need for your business, new learning formats, and more networking and entertainment at after-hours “parties with purpose.”

CENTS Marketplace is brought to you by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA). CENTS is the jewel of the ONLA crown, where we work to lead, promote, and facilitate the success and growth of green industry businesses in inspiring ways. Proceeds from CENTS are returned to the industry, where they feed the programs, services and advocacy that grow the green industry.