March 15 to 17, 2009, Toronto
in conjunction with Canada Blooms
The Canadian Gardens & Tourism Conference will bring together delegates from the Garden and Tourism industries to better understand each other's needs in order to grow both industries. In addition it will:
Explore and better understand the relative trends of each industry
Provide insight into what is happening on the international Garden Scene
Explore what the Tourism Industry needs and expects from Gardens to better integrate them in their product mix and offering.
Explore what the Garden Industry needs to do to in order to make the Garden Experience more viable as a tourism product.
Examine promotional opportunities and strategies with which to better position Gardens to Canadian and non-Canadian tourists.
Explore the possibility of creating a Canadian Garden Coalition.
Who should attend:
Gardens: public, trails, festivals and events, private, community and botanical
Gardening Industry: landscape architects, garden designers and suppliers
Municipalities and Communities
Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO's) with an interest in marketing a Garden Experience