Garden Centre Symposium

  • Date

    January 10, 2018

  • Time

    9:00 am – 1:30 pm

  • Location

    Sutherland Room

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

#LOCongress '18
2019 details coming soon!


Event an initiative of Landscape Ontario's Garden Centre Sector group.

Registration fees
$100 a ticket (for a member or non-member).

Admission to Congress '18 Trade Show Exhibits and the Tailgate Party is included in registration prices. The Congress Conference and other special events are a separate fee.

  • Registration and Refreshments
    9:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Let's Talk About Hiring in the Millennial Market
    9:30 am – 10:45 am
    Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) now make up the largest portion of the job market and they come to work with very different experiences and perspectives. In his talk, David will share his insights from research he has conducted over the past seven years by looking at where Millennials come from and how it impacts their expectations for work. His story and data will be very valuable to any employer looking to recruit, retain, and engage Canada's largest generation.
  • Break
    10:45 am – 11:00 am
  • The Art of Selling to Millennials
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Every year for the next 5 years, 270,000 new Millennial households will be formed in Canada. Moreover, many Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are increasingly in positions at their workplace to influence decisions made about landscaping and design. David will share his insights from years of research on Canadian Millennials on how his generation makes decisions as consumers and how companies need to think about marketing in the Millennial age.
  • Garden Centre and Growers Awards of Excellence Ceremony
    12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
    Retail program winners announced! Growers from the Industry Auction will be recognized and receive their well-deserved plaques.
    12:20 pm – 1:30 pm
    Included with registration.

Presented in Partnership with:

Garden Centres Canada


  • David Coletto

    David Coletto

    As a founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, David Coletto and his team deliver strategic advice and research design expertise to many of Canada’s foremost corporations, advocacy groups, and political leaders.

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