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Flat Rate Friday - July 16th!

I want to personally invite you to GIC this year, PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, and to tell you about our lowest discounted price ever! This Friday, July 16th, for one day only, we are offering GIC registration for a flat rate of $200 per person.
You pay $200 and you get full registration including access [...]

Something for everyone at Green Industry Conference

Green industry professionals came together October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual PLANET Green Industry Conference and GIE+EXPO. They networked with peers from around the country, attended educational sessions and round tables on hot topics such as sustainability and social marketing, checked out the latest products at the industry’s largest trade show and [...]

Final Days of GIC, Ambassador perspective!

Hey followers,
Since my last entry we experienced the roundtable for the students, last day of the conference and my trip home. Well, first, the roundtable was an opportunity for the students tor have time with 6 companies with the choice between 21 companies. To the companies, thank you! Those of us students that really appreciated your [...]

Student Ambassador: Let the fun begin

Logan Oates here again. GIC is officially over but I feel that it is just starting. I feel that I’ve become a more integral part of PLANET and have met so many great contacts and people. Even though GIC is over I am now busy keeping in touch with people, adding friends on facebook, and [...]

GIC here I come!

Hello Green Industry!
My name is Mark Gonzalez and I am a senior undergrad student out of the University of Maryland.  My majors, Landscape Management and Horticulture, have allowed me to be nominated for a Student Ambassador program for this years Green Industry Conference in Kentucky!!  Oh and Thank you Professor Steve Cohan for nominating me [...]

How to Score at GIE/GIC Using Social Media

Trade shows and conferences are time-honored business events that are presently experiencing significant challenges.  In this tight economy, attendance at many events is down, and some are questioning whether we should reinvent the format, or even if we should have them at all.

The forces of social media are shining a light on how [...]

On my way to the Green Industry Conference

The first time that I heard about GIC was in my careers class at BYU, Provo with Dr. Phil Allen (CLP and Planet Board Member). A group of students that just got back from the 2008 GIC, along with an ambassador, spoke about the great experiences they had at the conference. I quickly joined PLANET [...]

Join the GIC Social Media Community #GIC2009

When I made the inaugural post to this blog on March 9th, I extended an open invitation for you to take a step toward being more engaged with your green industry friends through social media.   If you haven’t yet taken action, the door is still wide open.  Social media marketing is my business,  so I’m [...]

Hanging with ‘Green Giants’

As a journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interview hundreds of CEOs over the past two decades. But something tells me the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) upcoming Green Industry Conference (GIC) keynote panel featuring the leaders of TruGreen LandCare, Brickman Group and Ruppert Landscape is going to top all of those learning experiences. [...]

P. Allen Smith encourages participation at the Green Industry Conference

Last year when I attended PLANET’s Green Industry Conference (GIC), I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with P. Allen Smith, who hosts one of America’s most popular gardening and landscape television shows. Allen and I shot several promotional videos for PLANET and the Green Industry.
I was excited to see via Social Media today [...]