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Landscape Ontario announces Expo 2010


May 14, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

May 14, 2010 – It is time to mark your calendar for Canada’s fall show for the floral and garden industry, Expo 2010 – Window to the World.

May 13, 2010 – It is time to mark your calendar for Canada’s fall show
for the floral and garden industry. Early this year, Landscape Ontario
rebranded its 10th annual fall buying show with a vibrant new look.
Building on a decade of success, Garden & Floral Expo has launched
as EXPO 2010 – Window to the World at the Toronto Congress Centre on
October 19th and 20th.
 
Overview:
 
Attracting more than 3,000 retail horticultural professionals, EXPO
2010 offers opportunities to explore new and name brand vendors,
hundreds of new and green products, recent varieties, hot items and
fast selling products. Awe-inspiring displays are presented by many of
Ontario’s leading growers. Delegates will even glimpse future retail
technologies.
 
This one-stop sourcing and purchasing event, helps over 250 vendors
efficiently and cost effectively market their brands, products and
retail solutions to a targeted audience of more than 3,000 independent,
chain and mass merchant horticultural retailers from across Canada and
around the world.
 
Optimally timed, the show 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. 

 
To maximize time spent on the show floor and to satisfy retailers’
needs for inspiration, a full-day of pre-show professional development
has been planned for Monday, October 18th. EXPO 2010 opens to buyers on
Tuesday, October 19th and Wednesday, October 20th. A specialty event,
the Landscape Designers Breakfast, will take place on Tuesday, October
19th and will be followed on Wednesday, October 20th with an event of
interest to Interior Plantscape professionals.
Industry professionals in the lawn, garden, floral and outdoor living sectors will be attracted to the event.

Show highlights include:

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-Vendors who have serviced the industry since the show’s inception 11 years ago
-Vendors showcasing their products for the first time
-Green Tech Force giving a glimpse of future retail technologies
-Over 100 new and green products that will heighten retail excitement for the 2011 spring season

Inspiring features and entertaining workshops, seminars, demonstrations and professional development programs that include:

-The Garden Centre Symposium on Monday, October 18th which offers a
powerful line-up of retail industry experts who will present
information critically important to garden centre and nursery owners,
managers and staff.  “Growing Forward” is the overall theme that will
inspire new ideas for adapting and thriving in the new green economy.
-Launched in 2010 and back by popular demand is the Landscape Designers’ Breakfast on Tuesday, October 19th
-For those committed to greening interior retail, commercial and
residential spaces, inspiration will be found at the Interior
Plantscape Breakfast taking place Wednesday, October 20th.
-The Green for Life Stage offers presentations focusing on trends in
plants, cultivars, vegetables and floral designs by Master Gardeners,
Plant Scientists and Floral Designers.
-Networking events include Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence
Luncheon and EXPO 2010’s Garden Party featuring the Green for Life
Award sponsored by Turf  Revolution. Plan on attending the events to
help strengthen existing relationships and meet prospective clients in
a professional and social environment.

More information can be found at www.loexpo.ca.


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