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Fifteen years of Garden & Floral Expo


April 14, 2014
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Apr. 15, 2014, Toronto — Garden & Floral Expo will celebrate a
landmark anniversary this October. Building on more than 15 years of
success, the show continues to thrive and serve the Canadian
floriculture and horticulture communities.

Garden & Floral Expo attracts top horticultural decision makers who
come to explore new product offerings, meet vendors, learn about trends,
socialize and share ideas with their peers and retail experts. This
year's show runs Oct. 22 to 23 at the Toronto Congress Centre in
Toronto.

Show highlights will include:

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  • Brand name vendors who have served the industry since the show’s inception 15 years ago
  • New vendors showcasing their products for the first time
  • Hundreds of new and green products to excite customers for the 2015 spring season
  • Dynamic speakers presenting top 10 tips for business growth
  • Workshops on the how to boost profits from containers, holidayscaping and making brands matter.
  • Launch
    of Inspired – Design Day featuring accredited floral designers
    demonstrating innovative designs to make businesses blossom
  • Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence Ceremony for garden centres and growers

Landscape
Ontario launched the show back in 2000 as the first and only trade show
specializing in satisfying the needs of horticulture purchasing
professionals. In the inaugural event, Garden Expo attracted close to
2,000 attendees and 155 exhibitors presenting new products.
 
A
few years later the show expanded by adding Florist Expo, a
show-within-a-show offering fresh cut flowers and tropical plants for
floral retailers and interior plantscapers. The show has continued to
flourish in serving the needs of green industry professionals.
 
Retail
products, floral displays and living plant material have always made
Garden & Floral Expo a lovely show. In 2011 it got even more
beautiful, with implementation of a Euro-style lighting strategy;
products and show highlights pop forward, thanks to an understated
background and strategic spotlighting.
 
Today, Landscape Ontario
remains committed to setting the standard and meeting the changing needs
of these industry sectors. The association’s heritage commitment, event
partners and sponsors strive to find the resources, the ways and the
means to promote prosperity.

For more information about Garden & Floral Expo, visit www.loexpo.com.


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