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Congress hailed another success


February 12, 2009
By Mike Jiggens

ORGANIZERS of the 2009 Landscape Congress conference and trade show are citing another successful year for Canada's largest lawn and garden trade show.

"Each year, attendees and exhibitors come together to preview the latest trends, newest tools and innovations in the industry," said show manager Paul Day. "This year was no exception. The show floor was a hub of activity with deals taking place throughout the aisles."

The three-day event, attended by professionals from the horticulture, lawn and garden, and landscape industries, featured more than 600 exhibitors and hundreds of new products on display, as well as a variety of workshops and networking opportunities.

Feedback from those in attendance was positive, with high marks going to Congress' many new and green products as well as its speaker lineup. Its Green Forum, held for the first time at the show, proved to be an ideal place for the exchange of information, including best practices on sustainable green initiatives.

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"The Congress show is phenomenal for its consistent attendance numbers year over year," said Mike Riehm, president of Envirobond Products Corporation, winner of this year's "best in show" booth award. "This is the show to be at in Canada."

Congress is sponsored by Landscape Ontario.

"Congress 2009 was a great place to discover hundreds of new products, get the latest ideas for design and construction, attend numerous workshops and network with experts and professionals from all different sectors of the business," Day said.