October 13, 2021

GISC pivots to a virtual event format

The 2021 Green Industry Show & Conference (GISC) will proceed as a virtual event.

Recent changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 protocols created an unlikely pathway for a live GISC.  Landscape Alberta, the show’s host, considered several options to host an in-person show. However, the consensus was to pivot to a virtual format to provide value by offering targeted seminars to the Prairie horticultural industry.

“It became clear that holding a live event this fall would not offer an optimal experience for our exhibitors and attendees. We pride ourselves on decades of success with this annual event and that continues as we plan for a live event next year,” said Joel Beatson, CEO of Landscape Alberta.

The virtual conference will take place Nov. 18-19, and feature 14 hours of online sessions.

The online event will not include a trade show, and exhibitor booth fees will be refunded. Sponsors and advertisers will be offered new opportunities or refunds.