Registration opens for Alberta’s green industry show
By Greta Chiu
The Green Industry Show and Conference is back for 2019. This year, it takes place at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta from November 14 to 15.
Jointly developed by Landscape Alberta and the Alberta Greenhouse Growers’ Association, over 120 exhibitors are expected on the tradeshow floor for the greenhouse, garden centre, nursery, landscape, turf and tree industries.
Visitors can also expect 24 conference sessions and two keynote speakers over two mornings of educational programming. For greenhouse growers and retail garden centres, here are some key sessions to take note of:
Alberta’s economy 2020: What’s next?
with Todd Hirsch
Keynote address: A look at which factors will weigh in on Alberta for 2020, including critical factors shaping the province and how Alberta will adapt to the rapidly changing global and national economy.
Deciphering the colour code for more sales
with Christina Salwitz
Learn how colour affects people and their unconscious choices, then discover how to take cues from customers and turn them into sales.
with Dr. Rose Buitenhuis and Nadine Stielow
Sustainable pest management takes a systematic approach. This researcher-and-grower duo will present research results with examples from greenhouse production.
Container gardening: Four seasons of interest
with Paul Zammit
From eye-catching combinations to lasting containers, Zammit shares his favourite plants, combinations and accents for every season.
Hope is not an effective merchandizing strategy
with Christina Salwitz
Explore how you can achieve buzzyworthy attention on social media with high quality, dramatic displays.
with Kara Deringer
Seven practical tips for navigating the toughest of conversations with employees on feedback, dismissal, conflict, and more.
Pesticides and biostimulants: Friends with benefits
with Dr. Rose Buitenhuis
Understand the difference between biostimulants and biopesticides, and how they could work for your operation.
New Perennials: Navigating through the introductions
with Paul Pilon
New isn’t always better. Navigate through recent perennial introductions, as Pilon highlights ones with potential for growing, marketing and landscape performance.
The AGGA Day of Discovery pre-conference workshop is also scheduled for November 13, which will include topics on neonic alternatives, growing hydroponic leafy greens, thrips IPM, nematodes and more.
For full programming and to register online, visit www.greenindustryshow.com.
NOTE: Early bird registration rates have been extended to October 31, 2019.