Photos courtesy of GIE+EXPO

Valuable opportunities abound at the 2017 GIE+EXPO for lawn and landscape pros interested in improving profitability.

The GIE+EXPO Workshops will cover a variety of management topics specifically for landscape contractors’ businesses Thursday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 20.

Thursday, Oct. 19; 8-9:30 a.m. – Hardscape Workshop 1

Production Management and Crew Motivation on the Hardscape Jobsite

Frank Gandora, Creative Hardscape

10-11:30 a.m. – Hardscape Workshop 2

Hardscape as a Profit Center

Frank Bourque

1-2:30 p.m. – NALP Workshop 1

50 Sure-Fire Ways to Reduce Cost & Increase Profits

Bill Arman and Ed Laflamme, The Harvest Group, National Association of Landscape Professional Consultants

3-4:30 p.m. – NALP Workshop 2

A Critical Analysis of the Six Estimating Systems used in the Green Industry Today

Jim Huston, J.R. Huston Consulting, National Association of Landscape Professional Consultant

Friday, Oct. 20; 8-9:30 a.m. – NALP Workshop 3

The Success Marketing Strategy for Growing Your Landscaping Business

Christopher Yates, Success Landscape Marketing, National Association of Landscape Professional Consultant

8-9:30 a.m. – NALP Workshop 4

Teamwork - In Every Aspect of Your Life!

Rich and Crystal Arlington, Rich Arlington & Associates, National Association of Landscape Professional Consultant

10-11:30 a.m. – NALP Workshop 5

Tips and Trends for Hiring and Retaining Employees

Kent Kohn, Pro-Motion Consulting Inc., National Association of Landscape Professional Consultant

10-11:30 a.m. – NALP Workshop 6

Sustainable Winter Management (SWiM)™

Phill Sexton, WIT Advisers and SIMA Industry Adviser

1-2:30 p.m. – NALP Workshop 7

How to Develop a Well-Trained, Safe, and Effective Workforce! … Do we really know how to “Train Our Trainers?”

Fred Haskett, The Harvest Group, National Association of Landscape Professional Consultant

3-4:30 p.m. – NALP Workshop 8

The 4 Keys to Crush Your Goals

Jeffrey Knight, Director of Education, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply