2018 Great Lakes Trade Exposition Schedule of Events

Monday, January 22 – Education ONLY, NO Trade Show!
8:00 am                    2017 Great Lakes Trade Exposition Begins!
8:00 am                    Attendee Welcome Center Open w/complimentary coffee
7:30 am – 4:30 pm    Exhibitor Move-In            
8:00 am – 4:30 pm    Registration Open                    
9:00 – 11:20 am        Educational Sessions            
11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Lunch w/lunchtime address
1:00 – 3:50 pm          Educational Sessions     
4:30 – 6:30 pm          Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 23 – Education and Trade Show
7:30 am – 4:30 pm    Registration Open                    
7:30 am                    Attendee Welcome Center Open w/complimentary coffee
8:00 – 9:50 am          Educational Sessions        
10:00 am                   **Trade Show Opening Ceremony**            
10:15 am – 4:00 pm    Trade Show Open                    
10:15 am – 4:00 pm    MNLA Resource Corner Open    
10:30 am – 1:30 pm    Student Program
11:30 am – 1:30 pm    Lunch (on your own) w/lunchtime address
1:00 – 1:50 pm            Education
2:00 pm                      Matinee on the Trade Show Floor
3:00 pm                      $500 Cash Raffle Drawing                
3:15 – 5:05 pm           Educational Sessions        
4:15 – 5:30 pm           SEMNLA Reception & Annual Meeting            
5:30 – 7:00 pm           Green Industry Leadership & Awards Reception         
7:30 – 9:30 pm           After Party at the MSU Conservatory                    

Wednesday, January 24 - Education and Trade Show
7:30am – 3:30 pm      Registration Open                    
7:30 am                     Attendee Welcome Center Open w/complimentary coffee
8:00 – 9:50 am          Educational Sessions        
8:00 am – 4:00 pm    Certification Central
10:00 am – 12:00 pm MHI Fund Annual Meeting                
10:00 am – 3:00 pm    Trade Show Open                    
10:00 am – 3:00 pm    MNLA Resource Corner                    
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)w/lunchtime address        
12:30 – 1:30 pm         MNLA Green Industry Research Auction
1:00 – 2:50 pm           Bonus Education Sessions – Employee Education        
2:30 – 3:00 pm           MSU Dairy Store Ice Cream Social            
2:45 pm                     $500 Cash Raffle Drawing                
3:00 pm                     Trade Show Closes                    
3:00 – 4:00 pm           Educational Sessions        
4:00pm                      2018 Great Lakes Trade Exposition Concludes