Learning Opportunities at GreenTrade Expo & Construction Show

The MTO Contractor’s Breakfast,

And FREE Business-Building Education Seminar Series

1 – The MTO Contractors BreakfastPresenting at the MTO Contractors Breakfast - GreenTrade Expo & Construction Show – Ticketed Event

           Members –  $34.95/person (+HST)

           Non-members – $45.95/person (+HST)
              (includes hot buffet breakfast)

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We’re pleased to announce –  Officer Graeme Cook of the Ministry of Transportation for Ontario (MTO) will be speaking at this popular, informative, rules-of-the-road, transportation regulations update breakfast session.

If you have company vehicles of any kind on the road – then this is a must-attend session.

Everyone will have a chance to ‘ask the experts’ during this interactive, lively, and always entertaining exchange with the the ‘in-the-know, go-to’ folks from the MTO… all while enjoying a great, hot buffet breakfast, spirited conversation and tons of networking.

Where – The EY Centreclick here for directionsEnjoying the hot buffet breakfast at the MTO Contractors Breakfast

  •  Doors open – 7:00 am (Trade show floor opens at 8:00 am)
  •   BBBreakfast begins – 7:15 am

  •   The MTO presentation begins – 7:45 am – 9:00 am



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2 – The Business-Builder Educational Seminar Series

Photo of Joan Johnston presenting to a group in the GreenTrade Expo Educational Seminar Series

Included FREE with your FREE admission to GreenTrade Expo & Construction Show!

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Presenter details…

9:00 – 9:45 am – Hall C

Cedric Bertrand, Forester with the NCC Capital Stewardship ProgramCedrick Bertrand, Forester with the National Capital Commission -Speaker at the Educational Seminar Series

Photo of an Emerald Ash Borer“NCC seeks contractors to bid on tenders & RFPs related to cleaning-up Emerald Ash Borer infestation and damages!”

If you're an Arborist, or a contractor who does tree work – this session is for you!

This session will provide the latest information on the Emerald Ash Borer, the impact of its infestation Photo of a damaged Ash tree, caused by Emerald Ash Borer infestationin the National Capital Region, the NCC's plan for reforestation, as well as the removal of invasive species in specific locations. The NCC will be looking for interested contractors to bid on projects this year.

Cedric's session is your chance to get the inside track on upcoming RFPs. He'll also be discussing remarkable trees in the National Capital Region.

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Photo of Joan Johnston, Knippel Garden Centre 10:00 am – 10:45 am – Hall C

Joan Johnston, Peter Knippel Nursery

“Plants that add color and impact – that are both low maintenance and hardy choices”

After you've completed the hardscape and woody plant elements of your project… perennial favorite, Joan Johnston will share valuable insights about plant selections (perennials and annuals) you can use to create that “WOW!” factor in the gardens you design and build.

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11:00 am – 11:45 am – Hall C

Panel Discussion – Featuring panel members  Susan Moore, Wealth Specialist, RBC Dominion Securities, Rob Susan Moore, Wealth Specialist, RBC Dominion Securities - Panel Member in the Educational Seminar SeriesMeredith, Financial Planner, RBC Dominion Securities, and Cody Sorensen, Mergers & Acquisitions, WelchGroup Consulting

“You’ve built your business, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor”

As business owners, at some point you’ll need to start thinking about succession.

Rob Sorensen, Mergers & Aquisitions, WelchGroup Consulting - Panel Member, Educational Seminar SeriesIf you expect to fund your retirement by selling your business, it’s important to know it may not be worth as much as you think.


How do you learn what it’s actually worth and what can you do to maximize the value?Rob Meredith, Financial Planner, RBC Dominion Securities - Panel Member, Educational Seminar Series

Also, If you'd like to grow your business by acquiring another business unit, how would you value it, where could go for help, and how would you finance such a purchase?”

RBC will host and moderate a panel discussion  to help you understand what you need to consider.

RBC will provide the banking/financing perspective, and the panel will also include a mergers and acquisitions-focused accounting firm, a small business advisor, and an owner/business person who has recently sold their business. They'll discuss this succession planning issue and answer/address real world questions, examples, and scenarios. 

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11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Hall D – TICKETED EVENT

Nicole Ashton – Board Member, Smart About Salt CouncilPhoto of Nicole Ashton - Presenter "Smart About Salt" session TillsonBrand JetBlue Ice Fighter Lunch & Learn

NEW! – JetBlue Ice Fighter by TillsonBrands presents “Smart About Salt” Lunch & Learn

Sponsored by SiteOne Landscape Supply

Attendees will have a chance to win $10,000 worth of JetBlue Ice Fighter!

Snow removal professionals all know there's a serious salt shortage and it's getting more expensive to manage ice and snow. And with the ever increasing price of salt, you can't afford to be using the wrong amount or approach.

Photo of a pallet of JetBlue Ice Fighter - Draw Prize at the Lunch & Learn Eeducational Seminar Series sessionEnjoy a hot buffet lunch while Nicole Ashton of the Smart About Salt Council – an accomplished winter maintenance expert – shares the latest technologies, techniques, and the science behind both the efficient and effective use of salt and ice melting products.

Only 100 exclusive tickets will be available to this event at $100 (+HST). Your ticket includes the hot buffet, a bag of JetBlue Ice Fighter to take with you, AND you'll entered in a draw for a chance to win $10,000 worth of JetBlue Ice Fighter product!

To clarify – this prize works out to 8 pallets (see photo above) of 56 bags of JetBlue, or 448 bags of product.

With a maximum of 100 tickets, it would give you – worst case – a 1:100 chance of winning 448 bags of JetBlue Ice Fighter – better odds than you'll find anywhere!

Because of a potential snow event, you won't need to be present at the time of the draw to be eligible to win!

Get your tickets to this great Lunch & Learn opportunity HERE TODAY!


12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Hall C

Photo of Paul Zammit - speaker at GreenTrade Expo & Construction ShowPaul Zammit

“Rethinking Beauty: Inspiring Gardeners in a Changing World””” 

In Paul's own words – “I recently delivered a well-received talk in South Africa titled ‘Rethinking Beauty: Inspiring Gardeners in a Changing World.’ This is a personal talk that looks back on practices and lessons learned and exploring the challenges and opportunities gardens offer. I hope you'll join me."

Paul is an energetic and passionate speaker who has presented across Canada, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Sicilyand South Africa. Next year he’ll lead a tour of England with Marjorie Mason.

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Your may attend any of these sessions, included with your FREE admission to the
GreenTrade Expo & Construction Show

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