Congress 2008 - 35 Years as the Industry's Leading Show
Congress is Canada's foremost attraction for those in the horticultural lawn and garden trade and this year it set the pace for the upcoming 2008 season. With over 750 exhibitors and 32 000 m2 of exhibits Congress 2008 displayed all of this year's hottest must-have products and ideas.
Congress 2008, held in Toronto January 8-10, hosted 12781 green trade professionals. Attendees were given the opportunity to interact with the industry's latest in technology and newest products ranging from nursery stock and outdoor power equipment to garden tools and greenhouse supplies to irrigation products and other landscaping accessories and services.
The concurrent Congress Conference, the premier educational event in Canada for the horticultural lawn and garden trade, offered over 35 hours of in-depth seminars with strong business and design/landscaping themes.
The Awards of Excellence program took place January 8th with major awards being given to the following: Leedle Landscaping for Employer of the Year, International Landscaping Inc. for Excellence in Construction (Dunington Grubb Award), Markville Landscaping and Nurseries won the Casey van Maris Award for the most innovative and unique design and Evergreen Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance were honored with the LO Grounds Management Award.
Congress is produced by Landscape Ontario which consists of more than 2200 members.