August 15, 2009
The Snow and Ice Sector Group of Landscape Ontario will host its annual symposium and equipment display program on Sept. 15.

This year’s symposium, at LO’s home office in Milton, will feature two education tracks to help contractors make their operations more efficient, reduce costs and improve the bottom line. There will also be a large display of equipment, technologies and services for the snow and ice industry and plenty of opportunity to network with industry colleagues throughout the day.

One of the education programs, Build-a-Bid, was put together by members of SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Association) to address one of the greatest business challenges members face. This full one-day program will help participants create and sell snow and ice proposals that fit their respective business model. Primarily for owners and managers, this detailed workshop will cover everything from understanding your numbers to qualifying customers to detailing your costs.

The second education track involves technical programs, such as a hands-on calibration workshop, liability and contracts, technology update, using liquids, educating your customer, MTO info session, Smart about Salt and a snow and ice sector group update.
Keynote speakers include Paul Johnson, Vince Arone, Jim Monk, Colin Ellis of MTO and Rob Kennalley.

Manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of products services and technologies for the snow and ice contracting and removal industry are invited to participate in this event. The outdoor display area will be open during the extended luncheon and coffee breaks and at the conclusion of the seminars.

The Snow and Ice Symposium offers many sponsorship programs, and every option gives a company additional signage, logo recognition in printed materials and special mention.

For further information on the programs, sponsorship, or to register, go to, under news, or call Sally Harvey at 905-875-1805, ext. 315, or e-mail at