November 10, 2016
Networking and education at Congress 2017
Join over 12,000 of your friends and colleagues at Landscape Ontario’s Congress trade show and conference, held January 10-12, 2017, at the Toronto Congress Centre. With more than 800 international exhibitors, dozens of world-class speakers and industry leading educational programs, the three-day show offers unique opportunities to check out the latest products, meet face-to-face with business partners, and learn new techniques to help you make money.
The Garden Centre Symposium returns home to Congress this year, featuring the Awards of Excellence presentations for the garden centre and grower programs. The special event, held the morning of Jan. 11, will also include sales workshops led by retail business guru Tom Shay.
Pat McCrindle and crew are set to engage big crowds on the show floor each day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., as part of Hardscape Live, presented by the Landscape Ontario Hardscape Committee. McCrindle, a long-time ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute) instructor who has laid over eight million square feet of pavers over his 30-year career, will demonstrate time tested installation methods and strategies.
The three-day conference program is highlighted by keynote speakers: Becky Keller, a four-time Olympic medalist with Canada’s women’s hockey team; Anna Olson, a celebrity chef and television host on the Food Network; business expert Bill Hogg; and leadership and team development trainer Scott Kress.
The lineup also includes the annual IPM Symposium, plus Designer and Irrigation conferences, as well as the popular Owners Only Workshops and Life Lessons at Lunch sessions.
Following your busy days at the conferences and checking out the show floor, enjoy the social side of Congress in the evenings, with the Awards of Excellence ceremony on Jan. 10 and Tailgate Party on Jan. 11. Tickets must be purchased for the Awards ceremony, but admittance to the Tailgate Party is free with your trade show badge.
Be sure to ask suppliers for your VIP pass, providing free admission to the trade show floor. Registration and more details about Congress 2017 are available at locongress.com.