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PLANET_Member1The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and Green Industry Expo (GIE) hosted a wonderful event in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky Exposition Center this past week. The Green Industry Conference (GIC) and the GIE attract more than 20,000 people world wide. The GIE not only has an extremely large indoor exposition with 500 exhibits, but also a 20 acre outdoor site for demonstrations and trials. Bret-Mar’s landscape architects Sharon and Ashley attended the PLANET event for the second year in a row.

PLANET, an international organization, provides a wonderful line up of seminars relating to all fields of the landscape industry. Sharon and Ashley attended three full days of seminars to learn about the newest products and technology on the market, how to better serve customers, how to grow the business, and much more.

Other events at PLANET’s GIC and GIE included a welcoming ceremony with presentation of accomplishments for the year and a plan for next year, early morning breakfast round table discussions, trade show expo with new products and demonstrations, and evening receptions with specialty groups such as design/build companies and women’s networking group. Professionals at the PLANET conference are all very welcoming and enjoy learning from each other. Sharon and Ashley connected with many fellow landscape professionals from around the country and look forward to growing these relationships.

“Don’t Grow It Alone!”  PLANET 2012