April 1, 2017

Grow17 provides networking and learning opportunities

The Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association (MBNLA) Grow17 trade show and conference provided a venue for green professionals to connect, share experiences and learn on Feb. 23 at Canad Inns Destination Centre in Winnipeg. A full educational schedule covered topics important to everyone involved in the industry.

The day started with breakfast, association business and board elections at the annual general meetings for MBNLA and Landscape Manitoba Horticultural Foundation. With five seminar tracks, 24 sessions and 21 speakers, it wasn’t easy to decide which session to attend. Those that came in groups adopted the ‘divide and conquer’ method. Others that came solo took an ‘eenie-meenie-miney-mo’ approach. Strategically placed breaks provided the opportunity to connect between sessions. Lunch allowed everyone to enjoy a delicious meal together and the chance to ‘ooh and awe’ over the 2017 Awards of Excellence winning projects. Attendees left lunch eager for the afternoon sessions and excited for the upcoming season.

Presentations wrapped up with Greg Wood’s keynote, How to be a REAL Success, where he blended his work experiences with his unique talents as a comedian. This jam-packed day finished off with the Grow Social and lots of mixing and mingling. Grow18 will take place on Feb. 18, 2018.