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Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Contact: Heather Finney
SAVE THE DATE – 2012 GREEN INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
HERNDON, Va., June 19, 2012 — Save the date for the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) 2012 Green Industry Conference (GIC), held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO, Oct. 24–26, 2012.
This year’s GIC is all about taking your business to the next level. The conference offers 50 educational sessions and a chance to meet and network with top green industry professionals and experts. Courses cover topics on sales and marketing, leadership, business and finance, innovation and technology, safety, landscape management, irrigation and water management, sustainability, design/build, lawn care, and more.
GIC is approved for PLANET Landscape Industry Certified recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. PGMS and HNA educational sessions also qualify toward recertification.
GIC is the industry’s top networking event of the year and includes roundtables at the popular Breakfast With Champions, specialty group cocktail parties, a newcomers rally for first-timers, a golf outing, as well as a welcome reception.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, GIC participants are invited to give back by joining us for the second annual PLANET Gives Back community service event. The PLANET Gives Back team of volunteers will work with a local elementary school to install an outdoor learning area and provide general landscaping around the school grounds. The team will also complete a paver installation, an outdoor picnic area, and conduct general property maintenance at a local social services center. The event is limited to 50 individuals, so register early.
Helping to make this year’s conference possible is Platinum Sponsor JOHN DEERE.
As part of the GIC registration package, a virtual tour will be offered featuring The Pattie Group, Inc. The virtual tour showcases what makes companies stand out as examples of excellence in the green industry and provides the secrets behind their operations, personnel, and business strategies.
The Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky, will once again be the headquarters hotel for GIC attendees. Reservations can be made now by calling the Housing Bureau at 800-743-3100 or online at the Housing Bureau website. Before calling the bureau, however, PLANET members must call the office at 800-395-2522 for the access code to receive the PLANET room rate. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is Sept. 10, 2012.
To register for PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, visit LandcareNetwork.org/events/GreenIndustryConf/registration/ or call the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an association representing more than 100,000 lawn and landscape professionals in the United States and Canada. PLANET member firms provide a wide range of landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscape services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. PLANET members are dedicated to improving the environment through public service projects and responsible stewardship. PLANET promotes professionalism in the industry by providing continuing education, legislative advocacy, and administering the professional certification known as Landscape Industry Certified. For more information about PLANET, visit LandcareNetwork.org.