Show Preview: TCI EXPO

Join thousands of tree care professionals November 8-10, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C., to experience firsthand how equipment, engagement and education will converge at TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry conference and trade show.

TCI EXPO offers an opportunity to compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of special show-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors. Plus, check out live demonstrations, participate in the new Skills Arena, win prizes and giveaways, attend forums and roundtables, earn valuable CEUs, and more.

Since its inception in 1990, TCI EXPO’s focus has been to bring tree care companies, equipment and product providers, and industry professionals together.

This event has evolved to become the world’s largest tree care industry conference and trade show, and is sponsored by The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

All arboriculture professionals – arborists, crew leaders, climbers, equipment operators, ground workers, PHC technicians, marketers, sales reps, administrative staff, educators, students, and researchers – should experience TCI EXPO.

This is an opportunity to bring key people on your team. From the seasonal staff that are eager to learn more to the senior sales reps with an eye for opportunity, educational sessions are organized for everyone at every level (some are even free).


Live demonstrations

Thursday, Nov. 8 (facilitated by ArborMaster)

10:30 a.m.                 Chain Saw Safety, Skill and Productivity

Noon                          DdRT Methods for Ascent, Work Positioning & Rigging

1:15 p.m.                   SRS/SRT Methods for Ascent, Work Positioning & Rigging


2:00 p.m.                   The Art and Science of Practical Rigging


Friday, Nov. 9 (facilitated by North American Training Solutions)

10:30 a.m.                 Chain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques

Noon                          Technical Tree Climbing

1:15 p.m.                   Arborist Technical Rigging

2:00 p.m.                    Leadership Training for Arboricultural Workers


Saturday, Nov. 10

9:00 a.m.                   SRS/SRT Aerial Rescue… Interacting With New Devices

11:00 a.m.                 Rigging


Skills Arena

TCIA announced the interactive Skills Arena on the TCI EXPO 2018 trade show floor. Each session is complete with instruction, demonstration and hands-on experience for participants and observers, all under the eye of the North American Training Solutions safety team. Teams of 3 to 4 people compete in a variety of skill set games including chain saw use, climbing, rigging and aerial rescue, with the winning team receiving a prize bundle of some incredible arborist gear.

Head to the Skills Arena when the trade show floor opens each morning to sign up for specific challenges.


Trade show hours

Thursday, Nov. 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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