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Friday, November 11, 2011

Hort East is coming up in just over a week!

HortEast – New Unlimited Delegate Registration Option!

November 21-23, 2011 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex - now is the time to register <http://www.horteast.ns.ca/registrationform.html> !  Visit www.horteast.ns.ca <http://www.horteast.ns.ca/>  for more information or see our registration form attached.

HortEast is coming up quickly - our trade show is over-sold with over 100 booths, and our registrations are coming in strong.  
We want to make this show accessible to as many industry members as possible, and are re-introducing the Unlimited Trade Show and Conference Registration Package!

For just $500 + HST for members, or $600 + HST for potential members, you can register as many staff from your company as you like for Tuesday and Wednesdays trade show and seminars.  
Please note that Monday's pre-show workshops are extra.

If you want to send staff, but do not want to pay the bill to register them for the full conference, consider signing them up to visit the trade show - use your free VIP pass that was mailed to you, or pay $10 at the door - they will also get a number of free educational demonstrations included taking place on the trade show floor on Tuesday and Wednesday:
·       Plant Layout Competitions (Tuesday/Wednesday)
·       Tree Grafting Demonstration (Tuesday)
·       Landscape Industry Certified Designer Portfolio Workshops (Tuesday/Wednesday)
·       Winter Container Gardening Demonstrations and Competition with Paul Zammit (Tuesday)
·       Live Demo of Unilock Elements from Shaw Brick (Wednesday)
·       Arborist Climbing Demonstrations (Wednesday)

We'll be doing some other fun things on the show floor including a welcome reception on Tuesday morning with special guests: the Mayor of Moncton, the Minister of Post-Secondary Education & Training, and the Director of NB Apprenticeship.  We'll also be doing our Passport program where you can visit select exhibitors, have your passport stamped, and enter to win a flat screen tv!

In addition to the trade show and demonstrations, the following conference seminars will be available to delegates on Tuesday November 22nd and Wednesday November 23rd:
·       "Maximizing the value of every minute in your day - Improved Time Management", "Improved Communications for Increased Profitability" and "Strategic Planning for the Green Industry" seminars with Daniel Tremblay (LMI Canada, Moncton NB)
·       "Plants that Like It Hot: Both Tender Treasures and Hardy Garden Perennials" seminar with Paul Zammit (Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON)
·       "Water features: Design & Construction Fundamentals" and "What it takes to win a National Award" seminars with Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON)
·       "Food gardening - where it's going and its huge potential" and "Value Adding" seminars with Brian Minter (Minter Gardens, Chilliwack BC)
·       "Sustainable Environmental Practices - for landscape, construction, horticulture and agriculture" seminar with Rod Fry (Envirem Organics Inc., Fredericton NB)
·       "New Air spade tree transplanting technology" seminar with Stan Kochanoff (Environova Planning Group Inc., Falmouth NS)
·       "Is My Phone Smarter than Your Phone?" and "New Media Strategies for the Green Industry" seminars with Bill Hardy (Northwest Landscape & Stone Supply, Burnaby BC)
·       "The Intrapreneur Advantage - Developing Employees Who Think and Work Like Entrepreneurs" and "Less Waste, More Profit." seminars with Mike Lysecki (Landscape Management Network, Markham ON)

A number of half day pre-show workshops are also being offered on Monday November 21st:
·       "Beyond the Visual: Thoughtful Project Design" with Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON) - Landscape Designer Workshop
·       "Toxicology, Agronomy, and Mineral vs. Organic Soils" with Glen Sampson (Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro NS) - Landscape Maintenance Workshop
·       "Planning and Planting for all Seasons of Interest" with Paul Zammit (Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto ON) - Retail Garden Centre / Greenhouse Grower Workshop
·       "Building Naturalistic Landscapes & Water Features That Will Impact Your Clients Lives" with Randy Tumber (Tumber & Associates, Orangeville ON) –Landscape Construction Workshop
·       "Maintaining Turf Without the Use of Pesticides - Issues and Challenges, and New Products Available for Pest Control" with Glen Sampson (Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro NS) - Landscape Maintenance Workshop
·       "The changing relevancy of our industry to today's demographics" with Brian Minter (Minter Gardens, Chilliwack BC) - Retail Garden Centre / Greenhouse Grower Workshop

By taking part in certain demonstrations, workshops and seminars you will be entitled to Continuing Education Credits through the Atlantic Region Certification Committee (ARCC), Plant Health Atlantic (PHA), and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).  Exam opportunities will also be available on Monday November 21st through the ARCC, PHA and ISA.

Lots of networking opportunities will also take place over the course of the three days including a Welcome Reception on Monday November 21st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 8-10pm, an Opening Ceremony on Tuesday November 22nd at the Moncton Coliseum Complex at 10am, and our always popular Kitchen Party on Tuesday November 22nd from 7-10pm at The Old Cosmo - all free to attend with your registration!

Don't forget to register your staff for this years event, to take part in demonstrations, workshops, exam opportunities, and networking - this is a great chance to get inspired and to reward them with a fun and informative couple of days after a year of hard work!

HortEast is Atlantic Canada’s trade show and conference for members of the landscape, nursery, greenhouse grower, and retail garden centre industry. The 2011 trade show dates are November 22nd and 23rd, with pre-show events on November 21st, 2011.

For More Information:

Rebecca Doutre, CAE
 - HortEast Trade Show Manager 

7856 Fifth Line South | Milton, ON L9T 2X8

Phone: 1.866.383.4711 / 1.647.724.8532
Fax: 1.866.833.8603 
/ 1.905.875.1840
Email: rebecca@canadanursery.com <mailto:rebecca@canadanursery.com>  | Website: www.horteast.ns.ca <mailto:rebecca@canadanursery.com>
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