Mark Sanborn and Marty Grunder to headline LANDSCAPES 2016 CEO Forum

The National Association of Landscape Professionals will host a CEO Forum during its annual convention, LANDSCAPES 2016, which is held in conjunction with GIE+EXPO and Hardscapes North America, in Louisville, Kentucky, October, 19-21.

LANDSCAPES already features more than 40 education sessions and many networking events, but one of its most anticipated events is the CEO Forum. Formerly, an invitation-only event for company CEO’s, this top-tier education and networking event is now open to all LANDSCAPES registrants, however space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

The CEO Forum will feature best-selling author and award winning speaker Mark Sanborn and industry guru Marty Grunder who will team up to break down what it takes to win in today’s business environment.

Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates develops business leaders at many top national companies including Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, and many more.

Grunder is the President and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., one of the Midwest’s most successful landscaping companies and he is also the President of Marty Grunder! Inc., a consulting company, which provides training, business guidance, and speaking services to landscape industry entrepreneurs throughout the United States and Canada.

The four-hour, round-table forum, on Wed. Oct. 20, from 11:00am – 3:00pm, includes plenty of time for networking and peer learning as well as lessons from Sanborn and Grunder.

Sign-up through the LANDSCAPES 2016 registration form. The cost including lunch is $100 for NALP members/$200 for non-members before Sept. 16 and $120/$240 after Sept. 16.


The CEO Forum is sponsored by Caterpillar.

LANDSCAPES 2016 is sponsored by JOHN DEERE at the Platinum level, Caterpillar as Gold Sponsor, and Bayer as Silver Sponsor.


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