As the industry continues to evolve, one of the issues we’ve stressed is growing the relationship between the pool building and landscape design industries. That goal has reached a new step with a major announcement: The PSP Expo has partnered with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, which has agreed to co-locate its International Landscape Design Conference with this year’s PSP Expo in Orlando, Florida. 

“This strategic partnership brings a great opportunity to both groups of show attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, Director of the PSP Expo. “APLD brings a valuable perspective to the industry and we are pleased to have their event co-locating with us in 2014.”

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is an international organization to advance the profession of landscape design and to promote the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.  The International Landscape Design Conference is APLD’s annual event where they provide landscape design professionals impressive and critical education and networking opportunities. At the 2013 APLD Conference, APLD partnered with Genesis 3, show endorser for the PSP expo, to present water shape design and construction education at their event. This unique partnership created a natural dynamic for the co-location event at the 2014 PSP expo in Orlando.

“APLD is pleased to partner with the PSP Expo this year. We believe this relationship will bring a new and exciting dimension to our conference and we are anxious to invite our members to attend the Expo,” says Denise Calabrese, Executive Director, APLD.

APLD and their members will produce a 1,000 square foot designer landscape pavilion at the show. In addition, attendees of both events will be able to attend a keynote presentation, provided by APLD, by Ray Jungles, an American landscape architect whose private garden and resort hotel landscape designs have been honored with more than 35 design awards. APLD conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the PSP expo’s expansive 150,000 square feet of backyard living exhibits on the show floor.

This year’s PSP Expo is slate for November 5 to 7 in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Registration for both events will open this month. Click here to be notified when registration opens.

Cailley Hammel is Managing Editor of AQUA Magazine.