September 14, 2023
Peer to Peer Network Fall Summit 2023
A two-day immersive, retreat-style event that will focus on delivering relevant business and leadership topics for discussion. Our Muskoka Summit is aimed at business owners and managers. This summit will prioritize both facilitated and organic networking opportunities, while highlighting key topics with brief presentations for the context of roundtable discussions.

Cruising along the current track of consumer hesitancy and potentially bumpy short-term recessionary trend in our economy, attendees will roll up their sleeves and dive into challenging questions to prime their ‘pivot quotient’ — their ability to adapt strategies and operations on the fly in lock-step with consumer confidence and demand. Topics on the table will range from shifting strategies on marketing, monitoring overhead recovery, determining suitable cost-cutting measures, creative ways to bolster a sluggish sales funnel, keeping the team inspired, and seeking out new opportunities.

Includes: Morning refreshments, Lunches, and dinner on October 12 are included with registration. Breakfast, break-time snacks, and lunch will be included on October 13.
LO member price: $475
Non-member price: $700
Companion/ Spouse Attending Dinner Only: $80


Hidden Valley Resort in Muskoka 1755 Valley Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z8
Reservations can be made directly by calling (705) 789-2301 or by email at
Indicate that you are booking under LANDSCAPE ONTARIO by October 7 to receive the special group rate for October 11 and 12. After October 7, rooms return to full price.

Contact Lauralee Gonzalez, Landscape Ontario Event Specialist, at 1-800-265-5656, ext. 2301 or via email at

Day 1: Thursday, October 12

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration, coffee, welcome snacks, networking
9:00-9:30 a.m. Program welcome, introductions and context setting: Priming Your ‘Pivot Quotient’ - Jacki Hart, Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer Program Manager
9:30-10:45 a.m. Getting to 'Yes' in a Tough Sales Market - Joe Salemi, Landscape Ontario
(includes facilitated break-out discussions with worksheets)
10:45-11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00-12:00 p.m. Sponsor Presentation: Southbrook Accounting - Nathan Helder
From Surviving to Thriving: Leveraging Your Balance Sheet During Economic Challenges - Nathan Helder, Southbrook Accounting
12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00-1:15 p.m. Sponsor Presentation: Bidwell Financial - James Fullerton
1:15-3:15 p.m. What Does Leadership Look Like When the Going Gets Tough? - George Urvari, Knowledge Tree Consulting
(includes facilitated break-out discussions with worksheets)
3:15-3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30-4:30 p.m. Open Mic Q&A
6:00  p.m. Dinner

Day 2: Friday, October 13

8:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee, welcome snacks, networking
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and agenda review - Jacki Hart
9:15-9:30 a.m. Sponsor Presentation: Ext/ Tech - Tom Murphy/Ed Hansen
9:30-10:30 a.m. The 5 Marketing Mistakes Landscapers are Making in 2023: How to Fix it and Measure that it's Working - Vanessa McQuade/Rob Murray, Intrigue Media
(includes facilitated break-out discussions with worksheets)
10:30-10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45-11:45 a.m. Summit Info Session continued - Vanessa McQuade/Rob Murray, Intrigue Media
11:45-12:00 p.m. Sponsor Presentation: LMN - Matt Crinklaw
12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00-2:00 p.m. Sponsor Presentation: Knowledge Tree Consulting.
What's Your Business Temperature Score?: Take the SWOT test and find out.
What is your businesses' State of Affairs?: Take the STRESS TEST in this session to find out! - George Urvari, Knowledge Tree Consulting
2:00-3:00 p.m. Open Mic Q&A: Jacki Hart, Joe Salemi, Nathan Helder, George Urvari, Vanessa McQuade and Rob Murray will take your questions.
3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15-3:45 p.m. Greasing the Runway - Jacki Hart, Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer Program Manager
3:45-4:30 p.m. Summit Program Top Takeaway Round Table, plus the promotion of January 8th Congress feature event: Linking Leaders: Building Resilience Under Stress
knowledte tree consulting
intrigue media
bidwell financial servies logo
southbrook consulting

Not a member of the Peer to Peer Network?

Landscape Ontario member business owners and upper managers can join for free!
To participate in private online discussions, email