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OFA among fastest growing shows in U.S.

June 26, 2012  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

June 26, 2012, Columbus, OH — The OFA Short Course is one of the top 50 fastest-growing U.S. trade shows in attendance and net square footage growth, Trade Show News Network (TSNN) reports.

The OFA Short Course has also been acknowledged as one of the top 25 fastest growing shows in attendance over the last three years.

“During some of the most challenging years in the trade show industry, the 2012 TSNN Top 50 Fastest-growing Trade Show winners not only managed to thrive, but also by very impressive numbers,” said TSNN president and editor-in-chief Rachel Wimberly.


The winners in overall attendance growth from 2009 to 2011 were a diverse mix, including JCK Las Vegas, the Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show and International CES.

“We are excited for our event to be recognized in this way. There’s a reason more people are attending OFA Short Course and we think it’s because the event is relevant to the industry today and offers a great experience for a fair price,” said Michael Geary, CAE, OFA’s chief executive officer. “Under one roof, independent garden centers, greenhouse growers, nurseries, florists, interior and exterior landscapers, suppliers, and other industry businesses can access everything they need for their businesses.”

OFA's achievement will be recognized at TSNN’s award program on Nov. 3.

This year's OFA Short Course runs July 14 to 17 in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit

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