PIE a business boost for plantscape community

Posted On 27 Jun 2012
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UKIAH, United States, June 27, 2012: The Plantscape Industry Alliance, will bring Plantscape Industry Expo (PIE), to the international community of interior plantscapers and their affiliated industries August 14-16, 2012, at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Las Vegas, NV.
The conference and trade show are dedicated to supporting the companies behind the enriching and highly visible interiorscape, patio, green roof, living wall, and holiday installations enjoyed by so many at malls, office buildings, and other public spaces. The convention features three days of educational sessions, networking events and tours, and a two-day Exhibitor Showcase filled with products and resources sure to excite these creative business people.
Growing their company and improving their businesses practices are key reasons for attendance. The Owner & CEO Track sessions offered at PIE include: Innovate & Differentiate, John Mini, John Mini Distinctive Landscapes; Positioning Your Company to Come Back in the New Economy and The Top 7 Habits Business Owners Use to Grow Their Companies, Jon Goldhill, Goldhill Group. Management & Sales Track topics are Using Social Media to Grow Your Piece of the PIE, Jason Cupp, Growth Consultant, and a special workshop also by Cupp, Developing an All-Star Team. The Management & Sales Track will cover Exit Strategies – From Selling Your Business to Succession Planning with Gerry Leider, Ambius, and Art Campbell, National Interiorscape Network.
Sales Managers will have the opportunity to learn from Denise Senior, Ambius, in her sessions Setting Sales Goals, Prospecting & Lead Generation and LinkedIn – The New Prospecting Tool.
The Technical Service Track topics are: Environmentally Sensitive Pest Management, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting; How to Create a Super Service Person, Vicky Cate, Evergreen Interiors.; and Sub-Irrigation: A Tool for Success – Profits and Productivity, Joe Haslett, Cal Poly SLO.
Meeting & learning from peer-professionals is extremely valuable to attendees and PIE networking events include the extremely popular Welcome Party, two networking lunches, an Awards Celebration Gala, Wynn & Encore Horticulture Tours, Next Generation Bowling Tournament, Green Plants for Green Buildings Benefit, and more.
For a complete list of topics, information on exhibiting and a list of current exhibitors, visit the Plantscape Industry Alliance’s website at www.piagrows.org or contact PIA’s office at 707-462-2276. Reduced registration rates available through July 13.

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