The Leading Events of the Landscape Industry

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What goals did you set for 2023? Want to get more involved in your industry? Hoping to meet other like-minded business owners? If taking your landscape business to the next level is on your agenda for 2023, we have a few ideas that can help get you there. At McFarlin Stanford, we believe in the power of in-person events. From facilitating peer groups and working on-site with clients to educational presentations and annual summits, we’ve seen how these events make a positive difference for individual organizations and the industry alike. 

Check out our lineup of can’t-miss landscape events this year:

GROW! 2023 Annual Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2023

Are you ready to network, grow and thrive together? Because that’s exactly what’s in store this February. If you’ve never had the chance to attend the GROW! Annual Conference, here’s what you can expect to walk away with: best practices for hiring, retaining team members, building strong company cultures, marketing and branding, training team members, managing financial performance, improving the efficiency of crews, and much more. From keynote speakers and breakout sessions to networking dinners and a one-of-a-kind tour–this is a can’t-miss event for all landscaping professionals. Find more details about this event and how to register here

ACE Discovery: New Orleans
March 22-24, 2023

Have you ever considered joining a peer group? At McFarlin Stanford, we believe they’re the key to success. Imagine a board of advisors and an executive coach who help you with the high-level decisions you’re faced with to control and grow your lawn care business. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, our ACE (Accountability Creates Excellence) Discovery event is an opportunity for you to learn more about the program before committing. You can expect to meet some of our ACE members and alumni, learn from executive coaches, and hear first-hand experiences of how joining a peer group has taken owner’s landscape businesses to the next level. Interested? Learn more about the event’s details and how to register here

NALP Elevate: Dallas
September 10-13, 2023

As landscape company owners, the National Association of Landscape Professionals is a big deal–and their new annual conference and expo, ELEVATE, is a must-attend event. ELEVATE welcomes lawn care company owners and management-level landscaping professionals to share ideas among peers and connect with green industry icons about the latest on landscape maintenance, lawn care, design build, irrigation, and horticulture. Then, ELEVATE Expo will spotlight the most innovative industry suppliers (as well as up-and-coming companies) with the latest technological advancements that can improve your lawn care company’s efficiency, quality and environmental impact. For more details on this event, check here.

ACE Discovery: Banff
November 7-10, 2023

Couldn’t make our ACE Discovery event in New Orleans in March? Don’t worry–we’re coming to Banff, AB, Canada! For three days and two nights, you can learn about our ACE Peer Group program with one of the most beautiful places on Earth as your backdrop. We believe accountability creates excellence–hence, ACE–and we want to show you firsthand what we mean. With an opportunity to experience what a typical ACE peer group meeting looks like, an introduction to our ACE members and alumni, and case studies of how these have worked time and time again–it’s a brilliant event for any landscaping professional who is looking for ways to uplevel their lawn care business. Not to mention, if you choose to join, you’re welcome to stay for our ACE Summit, starting November 8th. For more details on how to register, check here

ACE Summit Banff
Take your business to the peak of success.
November 8-10, 2023

If you’re a current ACE Peer Group member or alumni, this three-day summit is for you. It’s the annual can’t-miss opportunity for you to go deep on particular topics and network with an incredible group of landscape professionals who can dramatically enhance your lawn care business. You can expect educational sessions covering topics like time management, hiring strategies, tips for maximizing potential, increasing cash flow, how to be a better leader, and more. As current ACE members, the registration fee is included in your annual membership, but if you’d like to bring along additional team members, they’ll need to register and pay. Not to mention, this is our only event where spouses are invited, making it a great opportunity to extend your stay and explore the natural beauty Banff has to offer. For more details on how to register and what’s included in the summit’s package, check here

Owning a lawn care business can be a lot of things: stressful, lonely, demanding. But it can be a lot of other things, too: rewarding, educational, and inspiring. Our events are meant to serve as a reminder for the latter. Think of them as opportunities to surround yourself with like-minded people who are faced with the same struggles and challenges that come with owning a lawn care business–but are eager to make it as successful as it can be. Join us for a chance to not only better your landscape business, but to be part of something larger, too.