Landscape & Irrigation

September 2017

Landscape and Irrigation is read by decision makers throughout the landscape and irrigation markets — including contractors, landscape architects, professional grounds managers, and irrigation and water mgmt companies and reaches the entire spetrum.

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12 September 2017 Landscape and Irrigation SHOW PREVIEW V aluable opportunities abound at the 2017 Green Industr y & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) for landscape professionals interested in improv ing profitability. The show will be held October 19 and 20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. (October 18 is a special Dealer Day for outdoor power equipment dealers). GIE+EXPO 2017 will feature: 850 exhibits throughout 500,000 square feet inside the Kentucky Exposition Center and in the turf area outside. 20-plus acres of outdoor demonstra- tions and test driving, adjacent to the indoor exhibits. Seminars to boost your efficiency and bottom line. Networking opportunities. And more. 2017 GIE+EXPO Workshops THE GIE+EXPO WORKSHOPS will cover a variety of management topics specifically for landscape contractors' businesses. In addition, for contractors looking to diversify, Hardscape North America's co-location with GIE+EXPO provides the opportunity to learn about expanding into the hardscape market. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 8-9:30 a.m. Hardscape Workshop 1: Pro d u c t i o n Ma n a g e m e n t a n d Cre w Motivation on the Hardscape Jobsite Frank Gandora, Creative Hardscape CREATING AND WINNING A BID is only half the story. With more than 30 years of hardscape experience, Frank Gandora knows profits are made or lost on the jobsite. In this info-packed session, he will share valuable techniques that will motivate your crew, increase production and ensure a profitable project. 10-11:30 a.m. Hardscape Workshop 2: Hardscape as a Profit Center Frank Bourque HARDSCAPE SERVICES prove to be one of the most profitable areas in the landscape industry. Adding hardscape services to a landscape business can mean big dividends if done the right way. In this high-impact session, landscape professionals will learn how to differentiate their businesses from the competition and implement proven systems to gain the maximum return on investment by adding hardscape services. GIE+EXPO 2017 Louisville, Ky., October 19-20 ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GIE+EXPO

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