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Educational program for Expo 2010


August 5, 2010
By Dave Harrison

Aug.
5, 2010, Toronto – The educational program in this year’s Expo 2010 of
Landscape Ontario is building on past successes.



Aug.
5, 2010, Toronto – The educational program in this year’s Expo 2010 of
Landscape Ontario is building on past successes.

Included
are three symposiums and the Green for Life stage. These sessions are scheduled
between Oct.
18-20 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

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“We
are very excited about the educational events and speakers we have lined up at
Expo 2010 this year,” said Sally Harvey, CLP, CHT, manager, Education and
Labour Department. “In 2009 Landscape Ontario introduced a new look, a new show
and a new experience and we hope to continue that trend this year, especially
with our symposiums, Green for Life stage and the speakers line-up”.

The
four educational sessions include:

 


Garden Centre Symposium
Growing
Forward

Oct.
18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(1)
Judy Sharpton,
Growing Places Marketing 

Store
School: Part 1, The Store as a Marketing and Customer Service
and Store School: Part 2, Consumer Based Store Design – From Entrance to
Major Departments to Exit.

(2)
Doug Green,
douggreensgarden.com 

Social Media in the Garden Centre: Making Sense of What
Works and What Doesn’t on the Net
.

(3)
Tom Intven, Canadale Nurseries


Woody
Plants

(4)
A NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE, featuring Eve Tigwell, Eve Tigwell Consultancy

How
to Run a Profitable Garden Centre.

Registration
fee:

Members:
$145 per person before Sept. 1 and $165 per person after Sept. 1.

Non-members:
$195 per person before September 1st – $245 per person after September 1st

Sponsor: Fafard

 

 Landscape
Designers Symposium

Oct.
19 in Hall E of the Toronto
Congress Centre
from 8 a.m.
to 10 a.m.

Theresa
Syer, Syer
Hospitality Group Inc.

Creating
the “WOW” Customer Experience.

Registration
fee:

Members:
$50 per person before Sept. 1 and $75 per person after Sept. 1.

Non-members:
$75 per person before Sept. 1 and $90 per person after Sept. 1.

Sponsors: Permacon & Connon
Neil Vanderkruk Holdings Inc

 


Interior Plantscape Symposium

Environmental
Design: Interior Plantscape Breakfast & Networking Event

Oct.
20 in Hall E at the Toronto
Congress Centre from
8 a.m. to
10 a.m.

Moderator: Hella
Keppo, Stems Interior Landscaping

Speakers:

Joanne
Young,
Greenery Office Interiors

Kathy
Fediw,
Johnson Fediw Associates

Richard
Carroll,
Operational Excellence, Sodexo

Registration
fee:

Members:
$75 per person before Sept. 1 and $95 per person after Sept. 1.

Non-members:
$95 per person before Sept. 1 and $115 per person after Sept. 1.

 

• Green
for Life Stage

Master
Gardeners of Ontario Speaker Schedule

Oct.
19

11:30
a.m.: Ron Rossini – Bugs: The Good, Bad and Ugly.

2:00
p.m.: Gary and Dianne Westlake – Favourite Gardening Mistakes.

Oct.
20

11:30
a.m.: Sean James – Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals.

Noon:
Rodger Tschanz – Trials & Tribulations – How the Perennials & Annuals
Fared in 2010 and Other Interesting Developments.

2:00
p.m.: Robert Pavlis – Tackling Shade.

Registration
fee:

All
sessions are included with trade show admission. Retails, florists and others
allied to the green industry may register for free until Oct. 1. As of that
date, the fee for Landscape Ontario members will be $15 per person and $20 per
person for non-members. Visit www.loexpo.ca
to register.

 

EXPO
2010 is
Canada's fall show for the floral and garden industry. Over 3,000 buyers will
attend the expo, which showcases new products, recent plant and floral
introductions and product demonstratio
ns.

 

 

Landscape
Ontario Horticultural Trades Association has over 2,000 members, 10 sector groups and
nine local chapters. Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture industry
in Ontario, and its public mission, Green for Life, promotes the joys and
benefits of plants and green spaces. Visit www.landscapeontario.com
for more information.


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