Milton, Ont. (April 18, 2017) — While winter is barely behind us, Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Sector Group andLandscape Trades magazine announced today that it will hold its Snowposium on Sept. 28, 2017. This single-day event will feature a trade show, outdoor demonstrations, speakers, educational sessions, and networking opportunities for professionals responsible to keep our roads, sidewalks and parking lots safe during the winter months.

“Given the business climate and challenges facing our industry, continuing education is increasingly important,” said Jamie Perras, Snow and Ice Sector Group Chair. “Landscape Ontario is striving towards another great event full of up-to-date information for industry professionals. We are looking forward to presenting some new programming and ideas this September, and we invite anyone involved in the industry to come out to the tradeshow.”

New for 2017 is a change in the paid sessions format; there will now be two streams of education sessions, with breaks for networking with peers and suppliers. The event will feature an outdoor trade show, open to all snow and ice management professionals regardless of whether they are registered for the paid conference sessions. Attendees may visit with experts at numerous exhibits to see new products for this upcoming winter, hear product presentations and discuss practical tactics for operational efficiency in various areas of snow and ice management.

The 2017 Snowposium will be held at the Landscape Ontario Milton office, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include:

  • A single-day trade show featuring the latest snow and ice equipment, technology and services from over 25 exhibitors.
  • Educational sessions (paid registration) with topics covering industry trends, contract language, slip-and-fall insurance, salt and liquids and more.
  • Conference registrants will receive a complimentary lunch.
  • Lunch tickets available for sale to all pre-registered professionals.
  • Face-to-face opportunities with leading-edge vendors at the trade show.
  • Outdoor demos for conference registrants.

With conference programming focused on the real-world business issues crucial to running a successful snow and ice management operation — managing risk, product innovations, insurance, cost control, slip-and-fall claims and a focused tradeshow showcasing the new equipment and technology — the 2017 Snowposium is anticipated to draw an audience of industry leaders including private, commercial and municipal snow and ice professionals, property managers, equipment and operations managers, key personnel, industry suppliers and more.

Proceeds from the event will go toward research on salt usage to ensure snow and ice management activities and equipment are up-to-date, finding the ideal balance between public safety and protection of our natural resources. The Landscape Ontario Snow and Ice Sector Group advises nine provincial chapters on the latest information and technology available to operate a safe and successful snow and ice management operations.

Registration and a schedule of events will be available at Snowposium.ca.
For more information contact Amy Buchanan, Amy@LandscapeOntario.com, (800) 265-5656 ext. 329.
For exhibit space contact Darryl Bond, Darryl@LandscapeOntario.com, (800) 265-5656 ext. 366.

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