Landscape Ontario packs education into 46th Congress

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Urban Garden, based in Toronto, won the Don Salivan Grounds Management Award for its work at High Park Terraces, at last year's Landscape Ontario Congress.

A prosperous and profitable landscape business’s best asset is a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.

That’s why Landscape Ontario has packed its 46th annual Congress trade show with numerous opportunities to learn more about the landscaping trade.

During the show, experts will offer time saving advice, information, insight into trends and tips on how to make businesses grow and prosper.

The event kicks off with sector-specific events on Monday, Jan. 7. The re-engineered conference and trade show, runs Jan. 8 to 10, 2019 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
The trade show features more than 600 multinational vendors in more than 1,300 exhibits spread over 10 acres.
A show-within-a-show, Congress is co-located with the Canadian Fence Industry Association’s Fencecraft. Visitors can explore some of the nation’s leading wholesalers and manufacturers of fence products and related services.
Green professionals can register for both the industry specific, individually priced events on Monday or purchase a full or one-day conference pass. The Live series of demonstrations are included with trade show registration.

New format

The perennial favourite Congress Conference has a time-friendly schedule to ensure delegate attendance at the maximum number of sessions. The modified schedule includes a lunch-time keynote by George Kourounis, an award-winning explorer with his own adventure TV program, Angry Planet, who draws parallels on his experiences from setting goals, taking risks, and facing countless “storms.” The same skill set used to face dangerous weather can also help work green professionals through everyday workplace and personal challenges.

New to the show, Landscape Ontario has partnered with some exhibiting companies committed to the success of their customers. The Education Partners will present topics spanning technology to the shrinking labour market, all geared toward customer’s businesses becoming more profitable.

Hands-on demos

The Live series of hands-on demonstration stages, free with trade show registration, offers the opportunity to hone green professional’s skills in everything from how to handles tree care, create an extraordinary hardscape or minimize company vehicular accidents and adhere to road safety. Each of the Hardscape LIVE, Drive LIVE and Green LIVE features offer two daily sessions.
Visitors have the option of registering for the trade show, Monday conferences, and a one- or three-day conference package that includes admission to the conference sessions, trade show and the popular Tailgate Party.
The schedule, conference sessions and speakers can be found at LOcongress.com.

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