TCI Expo, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference, just wrapped its 25th anniversary show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
More than 2,800 tree care professionals from around the world gathered in Pittsburgh for three days of business, safety and arboriculture workshops and seminars; live tree climbing demonstrations; networking opportunities; and the chance to visit more than 200 exhibitors and score great deals on the latest tree care products and services.
New this year was an official TCI EXPO app, which attendees used to access up-to-the-minute show information and enhance their conference experience. The TCI Expo app helped attendees create a custom agenda, respond to surveys, network with other attendees, and even share photos on a conversation wall. (If you missed out, you can still download the official app to see all the content that was shared during the show.)
In addition to the trade show and conference, TCI Expo hosted a Student Career Days (SCD) event, which drew 182 college and high school arboriculture students from all over the country. Students participated in tree climbing competitions, attended educational seminars, networked with potential employers, and explored career opportunities at a job and internship fair. The competition took place at Allegheny Commons West Park, also home to the National Aviary, which houses exotic birds such as penguins, condors and eagles.
TCI Expo 2016 will be held Nov. 10-12, 2016, in Baltimore.