The Green Industry Show and Conference is back in Edmonton for 2016! Our amazing team of staff and volunteers have put together a conference programme aimed to inform and inspire everyone from designers to arborists, owners to students, growers to contractors. Our conference sessions are timely and responsive to industry issue – with an updated format for 2016 that focuses on variety with 32 one-hour sessions over the two days.

Conference Highlights
New this year are two full-day pre-show workshops designed to fill the need of more in-depth technical level professional development. This year we have two workshops: one for Greenhouse growers, and the other for Landscape Designers.

Conference session highlights include pest diagnosis sessions with Dr. Ken Fry, landscape design process sessions with Gord Koch and Patrick DuChene. Mario Lanthier is speaking on tree pests and root management in nursery production, Paul Zammit with two sessions on edible gardens and winter container arrangements, as well as many more informative and engaging sessions on growing your business, managing work-life balance, improving performance and the latest and greatest in horticultural and business technologies. Everyone will find something to stoke their fire and those looking for continuing education credits will also find sessions to fulfill those needs.

Register before October 28 and save on your conference registration fees. Visit to register!

Tradeshow Schedule
Landscape Alberta, AGGA, AALA and ISA members who pre-register, receive free admission into the tradeshow (onsite tradeshow registration is $20.00) and preferred pricing on conference registration In addition to the educational opportunities, all conference attendees have access to the Green Industry Show. With over 250 booths, it is the largest green industry show in Western Canada and is an annual must-see event.

Thursday, November 17 – The trade show doors open at 10:30 am and close at 4:30 pm. Join us on the trade show floor at 3:30 pm for the Ball Horticulture Tailgate Party – hot hors d’oeuvres and a Beer Tasting. Food, drinks and great company!

Friday, November 18 – The trade show doors open at 10:30 am and close at 3:30 pm

Other Events
The Landscape Alberta Nursery Producers Annual Live & Silent Auction will take place Wednesday, November 16 at the Coast Edmonton Plaza (10155 105 Street, Edmonton). Join in the fun at this year’s auction – hot hors d’ouevres and cash bar. Proceeds go toward horticultural research programs and services. Thank you to our refreshment sponsor, HisTree. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

On November 17, members and friends of the AGGA are invited to the AGGA Garden Party. Catch up with colleagues at this relaxed social event and celebrate the recipients of their annual industry awards. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person. Register at

Enter to Win a Dashcam with the Trade Show Passport
Pick up a trade show passport, visit all participating exhibitors and enter the draw. Passports are available at the trade show registration desk or at Landscape Alberta booth 140.

Let’s Be Social
Do you Tweet, Facebook or Instagram? Use the hashtag #2016gisc when sharing your pictures and social media updates. Follow @landscapeab on Twitter and @landscapealberta on Facebook to stay in the know about what is happening at the Green Industry Show and Conference.

If you have any questions about the 2016 GISC, please contact the Landscape Alberta office at 1-800-378-3198 or email All event information is also available at

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