January 15, 2013
Landscape Ontario’s Ottawa Chapter will celebrate 20 years of GreenTrade Expo on Feb. 13.

Still dedicated to green industry landscape and horticultural professionals, it’s Eastern Ontario’s largest trades-only event.

By taking advantage of free admission to industry trades, you’ll benefit from the over 100 exhibitors. Every possible product and/or service will be featured. It’s all you’ll need grow your business, improve your profits, hire smarter to attract the best candidates, as well as great ideas and tips, plus innovative new products and services to offer your clients.

Last year’s exhibitor space sold out, and there was even a waiting list. GreenTrade show manager Martha Walsh was thrilled with last year’s sell out. “We were concerned we’d experience some drop off when we had to move from our established downtown location to a new facility near the Ottawa airport,” Walsh said.

“The opportunities for attendees and suppliers to network and gain business-building skills are almost unlimited. In fact, that’s what makes this show a growing success, year after year,” Walsh added.

Show day will begin with the popular MTO Contractors’ Breakfast. Bring your team and enjoy a hot, buffet breakfast, while you take part in the always entertaining, interactive and educational session from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO).

The information will cover the latest developments in road regulations and possible implications to contractors who have to use the highways. Many past attendees report that the timely information they took away from this session saved them a lot of grief and potential fines, and was itself worth the time they took to attend GreenTrade Expo.

Free business-building seminars

GreenTrade Expo will also offer a series of free business-building seminars throughout the day. These will cover a variety of topical, need-it-now information, presented by respected experts. Networking opportunities happen throughout the day.

The GreenTrade Expo 2013 organizing committee is planning a special event immediately following the show to celebrate 20 years. Shamelessly styled after the popular LO Congress Tailgate Party, it will feature local musicians and special guests to celebrate membership in the chapter, as well as GreenTrade Expo, while raising money for the Ottawa Food Bank.

To have a chance to win any of the prizes, you’ll need to pre-register on the GreenTrade website, because only those who pre-register at www.GreenTrade.ca will be eligible for the draw.

GreenTrade Expo 2013 takes place on Wed., Feb. 13, at the Ernst and Young Centre (formerly the CE Centre), 4899 Uplands Drive, near the Ottawa airport. Doors open at 9 a.m., and runs until 3 p.m. For further information, visit www.GreenTrade.ca, or contact Martha Walsh at 613-796-5156, or email mwalsh@landscapeontario.com.