Landscape & Irrigation

October 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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26 October 2017 Landscape and Irrigation SHOW PREVIEW T he Ir r ig at ion Show and Educat ion Conference will be held November 6-10, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., with the trade show portion being held November 8-9. During one event-packed week, the Irrigation Association gives you the opportunity to network with your customers, suppliers and industry peers; preview the industry's latest products, technologies and innovations; and access the best irrigation education classes and seminars all in one location. This year's show will offer ideas and best practices that can make a powerful difference in your business. From the newest products and most exciting business technology trends to the comprehensive education sessions and incredible networking opportunities, the Irrigation Show will ignite your business and keep you on the cutting edge of your profession. On the Show Floor Browse the show floor to see firsthand all of the latest products, services and technologies in agriculture, landscape, golf and sports turf irrigation to help you expand your business, satisfy customers, and grow your bottom line. Pond and Waterscape Pavilion The Pond and Waterscape Pavilion is a must see for those doing business in this growing market segment. Discover cutting-edge products and technologies for pond and waterscape installation and maintenance. New Product Contest See the latest innovative products to hit the irrigation market. The New Product Contest puts the spotlight on technologies and prod- ucts introduced during the past year. Attendees not only have the opportunity to see these products up close, but can also listen to the product creator pres- ent to the expert judges during the New Product Contest presentations on Nov. 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. IA Pitcher's Mound Thursday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. Back by popular demand, the IA Pitcher's Mound is modeled after ABC's popular reality show "Shark Tank." Inventors, entrepreneurs and businesspeople in the irrigation arena are invited to take the mound and pitch their new product or service idea to bring to the market. Attendees are given a front row seat to watch as the panel of judges evaluates each pitch and determines if it is a "strikeout," "base hit" or "home run." The 2016 Pitcher's Mound introduced an array of new irrigation product and technology ideas. General Session and Keynote Thursday, Nov. 9, 8:45-10:45 a.m. The general session is the marquee event during the Irrigation Show, celebrating the past year and looking forward to the bright future ahead. For this year's session, keynote speaker Doug Rauch will enter- tain and inspire with his experience as the president of nationwide grocery retailer Trader Joe's. The session also includes valuable information about the IA's strategic plan, and recognizes those who have made significant con- tributions in the industry with the annual awards. IA will present a new award during the 2017 general session. The Vanguard Award was created to honor a team of individuals, companies, organizations or other group entities that have executed an innovative installation project in the irrigation industry. Celebrate the first Vanguard Award winners and the other outstanding award recipients, and learn about the valuable contributions they have made to our industry. Irrigation Show 2017 ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THE IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION

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