Deadline Nearing On Design, Build, Installation Symposium

Updated Jul 14, 2013

bean3PLANET, the national landscape industry association, is hosting a symposium to help professionals in the industry to better their design, build and installation skill sets.

PLANET’s Design Build Installation Specialty Group will be presenting the “Design. Build. Installation” symposium July 28-30 in Chicago.

The symposium includes sessions and tours in the Chicago Botanic Garden and round table discussions.

The event will feature speakers Frank Mariani of Mariani Landscape, the marketing manager from Houzz and Steve Elton, the chief brand officer of Brown Jordan. 

Event Line Up:

  • Personalizing: How Well Do You Know Your Clients? Insight from the CEO of one of the finest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the country. — Frank Mariani of Mariani Landscape
  • The Draw to Small Spaces â€” Jon Carloftis
  • Enhancements: Outdoor Furniture â€” Space planning and principles in selecting outdoor furniture. “It’s not only about the furniture!” — Steve Elton, Chief Brand Officer for Brown Jordan
  • The Power of Photography for the Landscape Professionals: Maximizing marketing and what you do through photography. — Linda Oyama Bryan
  • Plant Success: Understanding the bigger picture of plants. — Ian Cooke
  • Current Technology in Choosing & Using Plants â€” Eric Gilbey
  • Qualifying Commercial Construction Leads for Optimum Care & Profit â€” Opportunity/Cost/Risk/Reward: Learn how an industry leader determines where to best invest it’s estimating and sales efforts in an expanding commercial landscaping market. — Kelly DukeValleyCrest Landscape Development
  • Lessons from the Lurie [Millennium Park] â€” Managing a Sustainable Garden: From concept to completion, the design and challenges, and what makes it spectacular! — Jennifer Davit
  • What Your Clients Want â€” Going to the largest internet photo database for design ideas and resources; what are they looking for. — Annie Nozawa of Houzz

Registration is available online, and the event is limited to 200 attendees.

Registration Fees (per person)


(ends July 15)


(after July 15)


PLANET and Affiliated Association Member*










Houzz Member





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