Family Programs

Many MGIX attendee and exhibitors own or work for family business, so MGIX is inviting the whole family to experience Columbus on Sunday and Monday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Family Activities

Sunday, January 14

While you’re attending pre-conference sessions or setting up your exhibit booth, your family can explore several of Columbus’ nearby attractions:

Meet the Bugman
Kids enjoy a visit from the Bug Man and his insect friends, and decorate a flower pot to take home. Free with any MGIX badge and for children 12 and under.


Monday, January 15

Bring the family to the Midwest Green Industry Experience! While you’re busy attending education sessions or staffing your exhibit booth, family and children of all ages can participate in the following activities:

A Visit from the Columbus Zoo
The award-winning Columbus Zoo showcases several animals on the MGIX Feature Stage. Free with MGIX tradeshow badge.


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Family Business Education Sessions

Participate in sessions focused on the unique challenges of running a family business.

Monday, January 15

8:00 am: Bringing the Next Generation into the Family Business: Are You Ready? Are They?
9:15 am: Conquering Communication Challenges in a Family Business
11:15 am: Wealth Transfer in Family Businesses

Sessions are included in MGIX education pass.