Gear up for Landscape Ontario’s Congress 2015
By Landscape Ontario
By Landscape Ontario
Oct. 10, 2014, Toronto — Mark your calendars (Jan. 6-8, 2015) for the 42nd edition of Landscape Ontario’s Congress, Canada’s premier green industry trade show and conference.
The show, held at the Toronto Congress Centre, is optimally timed for green industry professional development, investigation of industry trends, product innovations and networking with experts and peers.
Congress offers eight acres of more than 600 multinational vendors, under one roof. It’s the ideal purchasing environment for design-build, fence, landscape and pool contractors looking to see the latest technologies, equipment, tools and products on the market.
The show times are 9 to 5 on Jan. 6-7, and from 9 to 4 on Jan. 8.
The co-location of Congress with the Canadian Fence Industry Association’s Fencecraft and Landscape Ontario’s multiple partnerships in the Green Infrastructure Pavilion, a show-within-a-show, offers a glimpse into allied industry’s products and creates multiple business opportunities from new and untapped markets.
Skilled trades are the backbone of the landscaping industry. Attracting new workers is top of mind with business owners looking to prevent a skilled trade shortage in the future. Responding to this, Landscape Ontario (LO), having partnered with many universities and colleges, will present its revitalized Education Hub.
The four-day conference program begins on Warm-Up Monday, Jan, 5 (pre-trade show), with industry-specific seminars on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and Landscape Design, hosted by our sector groups.
It will also see the launch of a Peer to Peer workshop, and the Cultivate and Connect (formerly known as Connecting Educators), both on Monday.
Thursday features a reformatted Irrigation Conference that now includes lunch and more time for delegates to learn about new products and technologies in water conservation.
Taking time to attend the trade show and conference is hard work, so don’t forget to unwind at the crowd pleasing social events – The Awards of Excellence Ceremony presented by Draglam Salt and Earthco Soil Mixtures and supporting sponsor Connon Nurseries CBV Holdings, and the annual Tailgate Party, sponsored by Landscape Ontario.