December 14, 2023
GISC 2023 deemed a great success
Landscape Alberta hosted the Green Industry Show and Conference (GISC) in Red Deer, Alta., on Nov. 15 and 16. GISC was packed with over 1,600 attendees, beating last year’s attendance by almost 30 per cent. With 110 exhibitors showcasing their latest product and trends, the event buzzed with industry professionals greeting familiar faces and making new connections.

A greenhouse bus tour built some early excitement, and was followed by the Landscape Alberta Nursery Producers Annual Auction and Dinner. The auction was lively, with generous bidders being cheered on for their donations that will help fund horticultural research programs and projects.

The conference featured knowledgeable speakers covering a wide range of topics, including garden trends, slip and fall readiness, the effects of climate change on urban trees and integrated pest management (IPM) research updates. Those attending qualifying conference sessions earned Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits.

The Landscape Alberta board is currently considering location options for future years of GISC. As part of this review, they are surveying members from allied organizations regarding the preferred location(s). You can provide feedback by completing a quick form that can be found with the online version of this article at