Dear Delegates, Exhibitors and Supporters of Landscape Ontario Congress Trade Show,
For the first time in almost 50 years and after enjoying record attendance last year, we have been forced to postpone Congress 2021 due to the pandemic. This has not been an easy decision but it is the right one.
However, although the benefits of “face-to-face” relationship-building will never be replaced, we are planning a virtual experience called Congress Connect. There are advantages of going virtual. We don’t have to worry about the weather and the event is much more accessible.
Even though Congress Connect will be accessed through a computer we will enhance and reflect the values that make event experiences so relevant. Congress Connect will stimulate and showcase innovation. It will be a place to reveal new products. It will allow attendees to access goods and services and connect with exhibitors through video chat, chat or email. You will still be able to renew old acquaintances and build new relationships. Buyers will still find products and services they need to perform their work all in one place. There will still be hours of relevant education and professional development opportunities that will advance the profession. Congress Connect will still be dedicated to your future.
Our job as an association is to grow a prosperous, professional, ethical, recognized, valued and contribution-oriented profession. Congress Connect will be a major driver in achieving this vision.
See you at Congress Connect.
Executive Director, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association