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The 45th edition of Congress takes place January 9, 10 & 11, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre. All sectors participate in Canada's largest horticultural event featuring 3-shows-in-1 including Congress, Garden Expo, and Fencecraft.  The trade show and conference offer:

  • 600+ multinational exhibitors
  • 13,000+ green industry professionals from all sectors
  • 45+ acclaimed presenters
  • 50+ hours of professional development
  • 2 really big parties
  • 3 days of free educational show-floor features 

 
What are the dates and hours of the 2018 show?
Tuesday, January 9          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       
Wednesday, January 10     9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 11        9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Exhibitors will be permitted access to the show floor 1/2 hour before the show opens and 1/2 hour after it closes.

What are the move-in dates and times?
Friday, January 5              8:00 a.m. – 12 noon – Stone & Brick Exhibitors Only
Saturday, January 6         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 7           9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, January 8          7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – All exhibits completed by 6 p.m.

What are the move-out dates and times?
Thursday, January 11       4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight 
Friday, January 12           7:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. – All exhibits removed from the building by 2 p.m.

 

Landscape Ontario's Congress Team are here to answer your questions. Take advantage of our show experience and let us help transforms your trade show experience from good to great! Who to contact for exhibit information about Congress 2018? Please call 1(800) 265-5656 and speak with one of our team members below or email: showInfo@LOcongress.com


For information on Exhibit Space contact:
Heather MacRae,
Executive Manager and Director of Events & Trade Shows ext 323 or Heather@LandscapeOntario.com
Darryl Bond, Exhibit Sales Specialist ext 366 or Darryl@LandscapeOntario.com
Gregory Sumsion, Integrated Solutions Representative ext 377 or Gsumsion@LandscapeOntario.com
Linda Nodello, Trade Show Coordinator ext 353 or Lnodello@LandscapeOntario.com

For information on the Events or Conference programs contact:
Kristen McIntyre,
CHT, CEM, Conference and Event Manager ext 321 or Kristen@LandscapeOntario.com

For exhibitor registration assistance contact:
Linda Nodello, Trade Show Coordinator ext 353 or Lnodello@LandscapeOntario.com

For attendee registration assistance contact:
Amy Buchanan, 
Event Coordinator ext 329 or Amy@LandscapeOntario.com


MORE FAQ's!

What is Warm-Up Monday?
Monday, January 8, 2018 will host pre-trade show or Warm-Up events such as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium, the Landscape Designer Conference and the Peer to Peer Workshop.

What do I need to know about Ontario’s mandatory Workplace Health & Safety Programs in regards to Congress?
Landscape Ontario, the Toronto Congress Centre and all suppliers appointed by show management for the set-up and tear-down of your exhibit are governed by and follow the procedures defined by the Ministry of Labour's Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. During move-in and -out, the Congress trade show floor has been designated as an industrial zone. Mandatory regulations that specify certain personal protection equipment (PPE), practices and regulations pertaining to how and by whom work can be performed are in effect.
 
All exhibit personnel and/or subcontractors involved in set-up and tear-down of your exhibit must complete and be prepared to submit upon request a certificate from the Ministry of Labour's Worker/Supervisor Awareness Training Program. You are advised to share this link with all staff and subcontractors. Save the completed certificates in a file to bring to the show site January 6 - 12, 2018.  http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/
 
What additional regulations should I be aware of when constructing my exhibit?
Complete details concerning the set-up and tear-down of your booth will be found at LOcongress.com in the Exhibitor Information sections: Exhibit Rules and Exhibitor Manual. You, your staff and subcontractors must complete and submit the Health and Safety Policy and Declaration. Here are some of the highlights you’ll want to be aware of:

1 Complete Ministry of Labour's Worker/Supervisor Health & Safety Training Program
2 All staff come to show with full complement of personal protection equipment (PPE) & steel-toed  shoes
3 For their safety leave children under the age of 16 at home during move-in and -out
4 Wear hard hats and use yellow caution tape when performing overhead work
5 Wear appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) (goggles & gloves) when operating hand/power tools
6 Comply with with the mandatory Fall Protection/ Working from Heights training requirements when working at heights over 3 metres.
7 Use proper extension devices (i.e. ladders) must be used. Ladders must meet all safety requirements as set out by the OHSA.

Do I have to schedule a move-in?
Yes. Refer to the Move-in Request Form. A vehicle marshalling yard is available for vehicles over 5 tons.

Can I drive my truck right onto the main floor?
No. Unless the vehicle is part of your display booth. You will be required to make special arrangements to drive to your booth in the building. Call Darryl Bond, Exhibit Sales Specialist at 1-800-265-5656 ext 366 or email: dbond@landscapeontario.com. Truck washing service is available.

Will forklifts be available for move-in and move-out?
Yes. Pallets and crates will be unloaded from your truck and delivered to your booth at no charge. Forklifts, if required for work within the confines of your booth, can be rented from Stronco Group of Companies. Order this service prior to move-in.
 

Where can trucks park during the show days?
Arrangements have been made at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, 655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada. The hotel’s parking lot can accommodate up to 10 - 24' trailers and 5 - 40' trailers. Parking fees are $16 times the number of spots required (i.e. 5 spots X $16 = $80 X 3 (number of days)) = $240 for 3 days and include overnight parking. There is a special concession for 18 wheeler trucks at a rate of $60.00/truck/day. Reservations should be made at least two (2) weeks prior in writing to Julius Brown at jbrown@internationalplazahotel.com and include an indication on the length of time the vehicle will be parked and length of the trailer. For more information call Julius on 416-873-7403.


How do I order my exhibitor badges?
Badges can be ordered by using the online Exhibitor Badge service or by printing the Exhibitor Badge Order Form, faxing it to 905-405-9870 or emailing the form to troy@conexsys.com. You are advised to place your badge order by December 15, 2017. For security reasons, we recommend that you only order exhibitor badges for staff that will work in your booth. Any other company representatives should be issued visitor badges.

Where can I pick up my exhibitor’s badge?
Badges will be mailed to exhibitors from November 24 until December 15, 2017. After that date all exhibitor badges will be held for pick up at the Exhibitor’s Desk during move-in on Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 10 am - 4 pm. This desk is located at the show entrance in Hall D.

How many exhibitor badges is my company entitled to?
A maximum of 5 badges per 10 x 10 booth.

What does my badge entitle me to?
An exhibitor badge entitles you to enter the trade show all 3 days, plus the Tailgate Party in the Delta Hotel by Marriott, Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Please note:  A separate fee applies to all educational events including Warm-Up Monday events taking place Monday, January 8, 2018 and Conference programs, January 9, 10 & 11, 2018. Exhibiting companies are entitled to one (1) complimentary conference pass; available for pick-up on-site at the Mirvish Registration desk.
 
How many VIP passes is my company entitled to?
You will receive 15 printed VIP passes per 10 x 10 booth and an unlimited number of customized electronic VIP passes. To have your electronic pass customized, send us a 300 dpi jpeg, gif or tif file of your company logo to showinfo@locongress.com.

Can I order booth furnishings and electrical services on-site?
Yes. There will be an additional cost for ordering booth furnishing or services on-site. To save money, review the deadlines for service contractors in the Exhibitor Manual and then order your carpet, drape, tables, chairs, power, lighting and lead retrieval no later than November 30, 2017.

Do I have to have carpet or other flooring material in my display space?
Yes.  Carpet or another suitable flooring material is mandatory for this show.  You can supply your own or rent carpet from Stronco Group of Companies.  All exhibits are required to have flooring of some nature covering the cement.

Are there any services included in the cost of my booth space purchase?
No.  Carpet or other floor coverings and insurance are mandatory additional costs. Other optional additional costs include: booth furnishings, signage, lead retrieval, power, lighting, personal protective equipment, staffing, hotel accommodation and transportation and in booth materials handling. See the online Exhibitor Manual for preferred suppliers and service providers.

Do I need proof of liability insurance?
Yes. Exhibitors must provide a minimum of $2 million liability insurance certificate. A certificate of insurance protects you, other exhibitors, attendees, and show management should an incident occur.  A copy of your certificate of insurance, from your current business insurance provider or a new policy must be sent to show management no later than November 24, 2017.

Will security be available on a 24-hour basis?
Yes. However, Landscape Ontario, the Canadian Fence Industry Association and the Toronto Congress Centre will not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen or misplaced materials. Exhibitors are urged to contact their insurance companies to ensure that their exhibits and products are insured during this period. This can be done by placing a rider on your existing business contents insurance or by purchasing a new liability insurance policy. Landscape Ontario suggests the services of Exhibitorinsurance.com.

What is the name and address of the facility where Congress, Garden Expo and Fencecraft are held?
Toronto Congress Centre, South Building, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W-1J1
Phone:  (416) 245-5000.

Where is the Show Office?
The Show Office is located on aisle 1900 and will be operational from January 6 - 12, 2018.
Phone: (416) 848-4141.

How should I label material for shipping to the show site?
            Packages for delivery to the Landscape Ontario’s Congress show site should be labeled as follows:
            Name of Exhibiting Company
            Booth #
            Landscape Ontario’s Congress / Garden Expo/ CFIA’s Fencecraft
            South Building, Door 4
            Toronto Congress Centre
            650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, MW9 1J1
            Cell # of your onsite company representative
            Show Office Tel: 416-848-4141

Can I ship my freight to the building prior to the move-in?
No. Freight will only be accepted by the Toronto Congress Centre during the specified move-in time period. Advance warehousing is available through Stronco Group of Companies. Shipments are accepted in the warehouse Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. No shipments will be accepted after December 26, 2017. Call: 905-270-6767 for a quote and to make arrangements. 

How should I label my advanced warehouse crates and skids?
            Advanced Warehouse
            Name of Exhibiting Company
            Booth #
            Landscape Ontario’s Congress / Garden Expo / CFIA’s Fencecraft
            STRONCO LOGISTICS C/O YRC
            1510B Caterpillar Road, Mississauga, ON  L4X 2W9
            Receiving hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

            Name of Carrier
            Number of pieces ____of______
           
            Direct Ship To
            Name of Exhibiting Company
            Booth #
            Landscape Ontario’s Congress / Garden Expo / CFIA’s Fencecraft
            South Building, Door 4
            Toronto Congress Centre
            650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, MW9 1J1
            Name of Carrier
            Number of pieces ____of______         
                                                                          
Where can I access the Rules & Regulations, service order forms and information for Congress 2018?
Once you have confirmed your exhibit space in the show, all the information and order forms are available in the online Exhibitor Manual and can be downloaded from the Congress 2018 website – LOcongress.com