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CanWest Hort Show program revealed


June 24, 2009
By Amanda Ryder

June 24, 2009 – This year's edition of the CanWest Hort Show, from Sept. 23-24, features three stellar tours and 14 educational sessions ranging from full day workshops to the new one-hour ‘Swap Shops.'

This year's edition of the CanWest Hort Show features three stellar
tours and 14 educational sessions ranging from full day workshops to
the new one-hour ‘Swap Shops’. The tours offer an amazing opportunity to learn first hand from the local horticulture industry. Tour selections include:

•    Pastoral & Profitable Nursery Tour
•    Gold Medal Gardens Landscape Tour
•    Green Roofs & Living Walls Tour

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“We are thrilled with our line-up of workshops and professional speakers,” said CanWest Show Manager, Karen De Jong. “We are bringing in the best of the best to help horticulture businesses thrive as they prepare for 2010.” Delegates can customize their own schedule to include both business and professional development sessions including:

•    Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You  Love – Julie Moir Messervy
•    Effective Leadership Strategies for Lead Hands & Supervisors – Kevin Kehoe
•    Using the Internet to Your Best Advantage – Thomas Young
•    Selling to Today’s Demographics – Ian Baldwin
•    Build Your Brand – Jeffrey Scott
•    Think Like Customers – Ian Baldwin
•    E-Marketing in the Green Industry – Jeffrey Scott
•    Landscape Swap Shop – Moderated by Jeffrey Scott
•    Retail Swap Shop – Moderated by Ian Baldwin
•    Lighting the Way – Paul Zammit
•    Ka-Ching – Ian Baldwin
•    The Five R’s of High Performance Teams – Jeffrey Scott
•    Container Gardening – Paul Zammit
•    Merchandising Magic –  Ian Baldwin

The show schedule is as follows:

Pre-Show Workshops:                    September 22, 2009
Trade Show Dates:                        September 23 – 24, 2009
Trade Show Hours:                        11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Industry & Garden Tours:               September 25, 2009
Location:                                      Vancouver Convention Centre, BC
Website:                                       www.CanWestHortShow.com

CanWest is Western Canada’s largest horticulture show which gathers buyers and sellers of BC’s nursery, floriculture and landscape products and services. Known for colourful décor and remarkable displays, CanWest welcomes over 3,500 attendees and 442 exhibitor booths. This year, exhibitors are challenged to integrate gold, silver and bronze Olympic flare in their booth design for a chance at winning CanWest’s ‘Best of Show’ award.


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