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Expo celebrating a decade of success


July 1, 2009
By Landscape Ontario

expo_08_entranceJuly 1, 2009, Milton, Ont. — Running a successful horticultural exposition
year after year doesn’t happen by accident.

expo_08_entranceJuly 1, 2009, Milton, Ont. — Running a successful horticultural exposition year after year doesn’t happen by accident. No one understands this better than Landscape Ontario, which will mark the 10th anniversary of its popular Garden & Floral Expo on Oct. 20 – 21 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
 
To reflect on the show’s 10th successful year, Landscape Ontario asked long-term exhibitors why they continue to come back year after year.

“Being a distributor at the Expo since day one, I can say there is no better place to introduce new products, find out what’s exciting for next season and meet stakeholders who are important to my business than at the Expo,” says Brad Neil, vice-president of sales for Premier Horticulture.
 
Each year, the show attracts some 3,400 industry professionals – retailers, growers, garden centre owners, florists, gift and mass merchants from Canada’s largest horticultural marketplace. “With over 87 per cent of 2008 exhibitors agreeing they met or exceeded their marketing objectives, it’s not hard to see why the show is celebrating a decade of success,” notes a show spokesperson.
 
Additionally, long-term attendees say the show is a great place to discover industry trends, attend informative workshops, source new suppliers and network with industry experts from all different sectors of the business.

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The show unofficially kicks off on Oct.19 with a number of special events including a garden centre symposium and the show's Awards of Excellence presentation.
 
Landscape Ontario will celebrate the 10th anniversary by recognizing industry stakeholders who have been integral to shaping the organization’s vision.  The second annual Garden Party will celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary with a reception on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. that will include refreshments, entertainment and recognition of the founding exhibitors.
 
Show hours are Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Complete show information is available at www.gardenexpo.ca.


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