Events & Conferences

Face-to-face. That’s one of the best ways to network and connect with new ideas. Our conferences and events provide the best education for landscape and lawn care professionals. Learn from top industry experts who have insider knowledge and connect with CEOs owners and managers who are dealing with the same issues that you face.

NALP Annual Events

Leaders Forum


Leaders Forum is the premier executive-level conference for landscape and lawn care company owners, CEOs and senior managers. Network with award-winning leaders and emerging talent in the field, and address challenges and opportunities impacting your career, your team, and your business.

January 21-23, 2021 – Registration Now Open

Workforce Summit

The landscape industry is experiencing a workforce crisis. No amount of action from any individual company will solve this problem. It is time for industry professionals to work together to identify solutions to this crippling challenge. The competition is no longer the landscape contractor down the street but employers from other industries that are upping the ante to attract the talent they need. The landscape industry needs to confront long-standing assumptions and break the mold of tried and true hiring and work practices.

Legislative Days


NALP works year-round with members of congress and the administration representing your professional interests, However, in today’s political world that is simply not enough. Your voice carries the most weight with politicians. Join your peers - learn more about the issues that impact your business and come together on Capitol Hill to make sure our industry's issues are heard.

National Collegiate Landscape Competition


The National Collegiate Landscape Competition is an annual three-day powerhouse event which brings together the top landscape and horticulture students, top industry companies and dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers. Each year more than 700 students from two- and four-year colleges demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events and network with top companies at the largest Career Fair in the industry.

Renewal & Remembrance


Join us for the largest service event in the industry – Renewal & Remembrance. Help us honor America’s veterans by lending your professional skills, side by side with your peers, to care for and beautify one of our nation’s most hallowed places – Arlington National Cemetery.

NALP Field Trip


The NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder and Frank Mariani is part facility tour and part education and discussion sessions. And that adds up to some powerful takeaways that could just possibly change your business model. In a different location every year, you'll tour a leading landscape operation and you'll discuss strategy with your peers in the education sessions.

Leadership Academy

Looking for industry specific leadership and business management training at a world-class institution? Then the Leadership Academy is for you or for your rising stars. In partnership with Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business, NALP's  Leadership Academy provides industry pros with the skills, industry specific insight, and know-how needed to be effective leaders in today's changing market.

LANDSCAPES 2020 Virtual


This year it’s all about virtual! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GIE/OPEI, LLC has determined that GIE+EXPO will not be held this year. As a result, we are changing plans and will be hosting LANDSCAPES 2020 Virtual instead. While we know you’ll miss seeing colleagues in person, we are excited for the opportunity to share valuable education and networking in a new way – one that fits your schedule and enables more of your team to attend. 

On Tour

Select Dates Throughout the Year
Want to peek behind the bushes and see how other successful landscape companies make it work? Hit the road with us (at least virtually) and go “On Tour” as we take you behind-the-scenes of successful landscape businesses.

August 11 – 2-3 pm ET – On Tour with Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape – Registration Now Open

September 15 – 2-3 pm ET – On Tour with Rossen Landscape – Registration Now Open