Thriving in this down economy is top of mind for all businesses, large and small, and the 2009 Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Green Industry Conference (GIC) has the educational sessions, workshops, and networking to help members do just that. PLANET invites all green industry members to come to Louisville, Kentucky, October 28–31, 2009, and get up to speed on some of the industry’s hottest topics, including consumer trends, green building and landscaping, improving sales in a tight economy, e-marketing and social marketing, benchmarking, and sustainability and profitability. Conference attendees can also learn about and test-drive some of the newest, cutting-edge equipment, showcased at the GIE+EXPO, which is held in conjunction with GIC.
In addition to the numerous educational sessions and workshops that are the mainstay of GIC, there are plenty of opportunities for networking beginning with the PLANET PAC golf outing at Fuzzy Zoeller’s Champions Pointe Golf Club; the ever popular Breakfast With Champions, a fun, high-energy event held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, with more than 80 roundtable groups of colleagues discussing topics of interest to their businesses with industry experts; a tour of and Dip Bottle/tasting at the world-famous Maker’s Mark® Distillery; nightly receptions, such as the New Member/1st Timer’s Orientation Reception on Wednesday night, October 28, 2009; a silent and live auction; and free concerts in Louisville’s premier entertainment and retail district Fourth Street Live!, featuring Eddie Money and The Grass Roots.
The Green Industry Conference Platinum Sponsor is JOHN DEERE, the Gold Sponsor is Bayer Environmental Science, and the Silver Sponsor is Ewing Irrigation Products. For more information about GIC, to register, or to book your hotel room, visit GreenIndustryConference.org or contact PLANET at (800) 395-2522.