November 1, 2017
Congress 2018 provides networking and education
Congress ’18 offers three days of workshops, conferences and networking with industry and business experts.

Congress 2018 provides networking and education

Join over 13,000 industry friends and colleagues at Landscape Ontario’s Congress trade show and conference, held January 9-11, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre. With more than 600 international exhibitors, dozens of world class speakers and industry leading educational programs, the three-day event offers unique opportunities to check out the latest products, meet face-to-face with business partners, and learn leading edge techniques to help you make money.

New to the show floor this year is Green Live! a tree planting and maintenance workshop led by engaging and knowledgeable industry professionals. The presentation will take place each day of the show at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The Hardscape Live! presentations will also provide interactive educational opportunities, each show day at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Drive Live! a safe vehicle refresher demonstration led by OPP and Toronto PD officers, will help you and your team operate safely this landscape season.

The three-day conference program is highlighted by keynote speakers: Becky Keller, a four time Olympic medalist with Canada’s women’s ice hockey team; Cheryl Pounder, a two-time Olympian on the Canadian Women’s ice hockey team; Harry Jongerden, a professional gardener, garden designer and garden director for 40 years; and business expert Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University.  

The lineup also includes the annual IPM Symposium and Garden Centre Symposium, as well as the popular Owners Only Workshops and Life Lessons at Lunch sessions.

Following 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. 9 and the Tailgate Party on Jan. 10. Tickets must be purchased for the Awards ceremony, but admittance to Tailgate is free with a trade show badge.

Be sure to ask suppliers for a digital VIP Pass, providing free admission to the trade show floor, a $30 value. Registration and more details about Congress 2018 are available at