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Speakers revealed for Landscape Ontario’s Expo


July 20, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

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Speakers revealed for Landscape Ontario's Expo
Landscape Ontario’s Expo 2010 has a lineup of educational events that are sure to help show attendees both improve and expand upon their knowledge and skills with three symposiums and the Green for Life stage.

July 20, 2010 – Landscape Ontario’s Expo 2010 has a lineup of educational events that are sure to offer show attendees excellent learning opportunities to both improve and expand upon their knowledge and skills with three symposiums and the Green for Life stage. These four key educational events are scheduled at separate times between Oct. 18-20, 2010 at the Toronto Congress Centre, providing show attendees with an opportunity to register for all events offered.
 
“We are very excited about the educational events and speakers we have lined up at Expo 2010 this year,” said Sally Harvey, CLP, CHT, Manager, Education and Labour Department.  “In 2009 Landscape Ontario introduced a new look, a new show and a new experience and we hope to continue that trend this year, especially with our symposiums, Green for Life stage and the speakers line-up”.
 
The four educational events show attendees can look forward to include:

Garden Centre Symposium

Growing Forward
 
Monday, October 18, 2010
Toronto Congress Centre
Time:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
Speakers:
Judy Sharpton, Growing Places Marketing
Store School: Part 1, The Store as a Marketing and Customer Service and Store School: Part 2, Consumer Based Store Design – From Entrance to Major Departments to Exit.

Doug Green, douggreensgarden.com
Social Media in the Garden Centre: Making Sense of What Works and What Doesn’t on the Net

Tom Intven, Canadale Nurseries and President, Landscape Ontario
Woody Plants
** A NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE!   Eve Tigwell, Eve Tigwell Consultancy
How to Run a Profitable Garden Centre


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Registration fee:
Members: $145 per person before September 1st – $165 per person after September 1st
Non-members: $195 per person before September 1st – $245 per person after September 1st
Sponsor(s): Fafard
 
Landscape Designers Symposium
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Hall E, Toronto Congress Centre
Time: 8 am – 10 am
 
Speaker(s):
Theresa Syer, Syer Hospitality Group Inc.
Creating the “WOW” Customer Experience
 
Registration fee:
Members: $50 per person before September 1st – $75 per person after September 1st
Non-members: $75 per person before September 1st – $90 per person after September 1st
Sponsors:        Permacon & Connon Neil Vanderkruk Holdings Inc
 
Interior Plantscape Symposium
Environmental Design: Interior Plantscape Breakfast & Networking Event
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hall E, Toronto Congress Centre
Time: 8 am – 10 am
 
Moderator
Hella Keppo, Stems Interior Landscaping
 
Speaker(s)
Joanne Young, Greenery Office Interiors
Kathy Fediw, Johnson Fediw Associates
Richard Carroll, Operational Excellence, Sodexo
 
Registration fee
Members: $75 per person before September 1st – $95 per person after September 1st
Non-members: $95 per person before September 1st – $115 per person after September 1st
 
Green for Life Stage
Master Gardeners of Ontario Speaker Schedule
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
11:30 a.m.       Ron Rossini                          Bugs: The Good, Bad and Ugly
 2:00 p.m.        Gary and Dianne Westlake    Favourite Gardening Mistakes
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
11:30 a.m.       Sean James                         Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals
12 noon           Rodger Tschanz                    Trials & Tribulations – How the   Perennials & Annuals Fared in 2010
 2:00 p.m.        Robert Pavlis                        Tackling Shade
 
Registration fee

All sessions are included with trade show admission. Retails, florists and others allied to the green industry may register for free until October 1, 2010. As of that date, the fee for Landscape Ontario members will be $15 per person and $20 per person for non-members.  Visit www.loexpo.ca to register. Qualified editors and garden writers will receive complimentary trade show and symposium registration. To receive a media badge please contact Michelle Idzenga at midzenga@oebenterprise.com or Linda Nodello at lnodello@landscapeontario.com
 
 
About EXPO 2010, Landscape Ontario and strategic partners:
EXPO 2010 is Canada's fall show for the floral and garden industry. Over 3,000 buyers will attend the expo, which showcases new products, recent plant and floral introductions and product demonstrations. Information is available at www.loexpo.ca.


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