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CanWest educational program announced

July 23, 2013  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

July 23, 2013, Vancouver — The CanWest Hort Show has unveiled the official educational program for this year's show.

With 14 sessions ranging from a full day symposium to half-day clinics and 90-minute seminars, attendees can customize their schedules to achieve both business and professional development.

The Landscape Designers Symposium will feature a roster of five first class speakers covering a range of topics:

  • Garden Designs by Jo Thompson
  • Are Your Proposals Ruining Your Sales and Profits? with Jody Shilan
  • Sustainable Design Solutions for Small Space Gardens with John Gillespie
  • Vertical Gardens with Bruce Hunter
  • Show Your Professionalism in Every Proposal with Joe Salemi

Other clinics and seminars on offer during the show include:

  • Financial Management for Garden Centres: Maximizing Profits and Building Equity
  • Optimizing Store Layout to Maximize Sales
  • Outdoor Kitchen Trends
  • Silent Selling Strategies to Increase Store Conversion Rates
  • Architectural Plants
  • Pruning Clinic with Cass Turnbull
  • Soil Biology and Compost Tea Clinic
  • Fall and Winter Container Arranging
  • Rainwater Management in the Landscape
  • Using Non-Pressure Sales and Customer Service Techniques to Grow Your Business
  • It's a Hanging Basket!
  • Maximizing Small Space Garden Design
  • Landscape Contractors Clinic: How to Succeed and Thrive in Today's Market

The CanWest Hort Show runs Sept. 18 and 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver. For more information, visit

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