June 15, 2015
Stay up-to-date with new and emerging trends in the retail industry this September at Landscape Ontario’s 16th edition of Garden Expo.  

The trade show anchors LO’s newest event, Thrive, on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.  

Garden Expo will feature hundreds of new and green products to excite customers for the 2016 spring season, brand-name vendors who have served the industry since the show’s inception, and new ones showcasing products for the first time.

Garden Expo is an ideal place for face-to-face conversation with suppliers and colleagues; people from all sectors of the industry come together to reconnect, establish new business contacts, share expertise, and then browse and buy the products that will be featured in garden centres across Canada the following spring.

The show is known for its stunning displays and timely merchandising ideas you can recreate in your own store or garden centre. It is the place to discover new ideas, tools, products and services that will help your business grow.

With the move from the Toronto Congress Centre to the Ancaster Fairgrounds comes new opportunities for dynamic networking and professional development. Delegates will learn new enhanced sales and marketing skills, better understand the latest retail trends in order to implement the new ideas into their own professional setting.

Thrive will open Sept. 16 in the Buds n’Suds Tent with a keynote breakfast featuring the dynamic retail guru Judy Sharpton. This will be an excellent opportunity for the Ontario retail community to come together and learn new marketing tips and tricks.

Also included with the breakfast will be the Garden Centre Awards of Excellence ceremony. It will return to old school! The last few years there has been a large presentation stage with loads of audio visual…that’s all about to change. Change comes bearing gifts; both Judy’s presentation and the awards ceremony will focus on what matters most to the audience, facts and face time. We look forward to bringing our retail community back to basics.

Also new for 2015:
  • FREE trade show admission if registered by the early-bird deadline! Yes, you read that correctly.
  • Each registrant will be given FREE lunch! Yes, you are still reading just fine.
  • The Golden Horseshoe Chicken Roast will co-locate on Sept. 16.
  • Industry Auction will be co-located on Sept. 17.
  • LO’s Snowposium trade show will also be co-located Sept. 16 and 17, with the conference on the 16th.
Early-bird pricing will be held until Aug. 28. Register today to ensure you have the hottest ticket in town! Program details and registration are at LOthrive.com.