It was a busy couple of weeks for the SBI sales and marketing teams who just returned from exhibiting at two of the industry’s biggest trade shows—MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show) in Baltimore and TPIE (Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition) in Fort Lauderdale. Despite the somewhat grueling process of exhibiting at back-to-back shows the teams were excited to see some old friends at MANTS, as well as make some new acquaintances. As first-timers at the TPIE show, SBI was really just excited to see what it was all about as well as make new connections with new growers (the fact that the show was in sunny Fort Lauderdale didn’t hurt either 🙂 ). The teams were also lucky to be able to connect with some current clients at both of the shows, providing some quick help and mini-tutorials on the show floors when needed. Being able to catch up face-to-face with clients is always a nice treat for the teams, and one of the reasons SBI enjoys the trade shows so much. A quick shout-out to Candy at Peace Tree Farm—we were really sorry we couldn’t take any of your homemade pesto home with us; and Brad and Kelsey at The Pinery it was really nice to meet you in person and we look forward to continue working with you!
All-in-all sales and marketing really enjoyed exhibiting at the trade shows, and connecting with new and old friends always makes it well worth it!