July 6, 2021
Live Congress trade show to return in 2022
Congress Redefined, Landscape Ontario’s in-person trade show, is scheduled for January 11-13, 2022 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Ont. The event will mark the first gathering of landscape and horticulture professions in two years.

Congress Refined promises to be a cutting edge experience that starts with Expo FP — a new online platform that includes an interactive floorplan and full exhibitor list, where show attendees can get a sneak peak at exhibitors they plan to connect with at the show. The event will include over 500 exhibitors, many of whom have already booked space or have space on hold.

“Every exhibitor has the opportunity to upload video, images, products and a description of their company, so attendees can get a sneak peak before attending the event,” says Heather MacRae, Show Manager. “It’s like two worlds have finally collided and companies come to life on the floor plan.”

All of the suppliers who help to produce the event have proven safety protocols and practices already in place, and the Toronto Congress Centre was the first facility to earn a gold star for cleanliness. Landscape Ontario’s show team has been working closely with colleagues at the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), who have also been working closely with the provincial government to develop and implement health and safety guidelines.

“It’s not even up to use when it comes to making most of the decisions,” adds MacRae. “It’s our alliance of partners who are really working to ensure the safety of everyone involved.”

Congress Redefined will include a dedicated area for the LIVE series of free educational demos, plus a new format for the popular New Products Showcase.

The 2022 edition of the Congress Conference will be a separate, online event held Jan. 18-20 via Zoom webinars, allowing those who attend the live event to focus on connecting with exhibitors. Again this year, conference attendees will have the ability to watch all sessions on-demand throughout the year — a popular feature of the online format that began in 2021.

In addition to the virtual conference, the annual IPM Symposium will remain an online event, scheduled for Jan. 6, and so too will the Landscape Designers Conference on Jan. 25.

Online registration for Congress Redefined and the various educational conferences will open in mid-September. Landscape Ontario members get free trade show passes and special conference pricing. For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact showinfo@landscapeontario.com and watch for more details at CongressRedefined.com.
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Visitors to Congress Redefined will be able to view exhibitor info online prior to the event that may include products, videos and images.