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Green Industry Speakers Bureau will connect speakers with association and expo event planners.

| December 23, 2011

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A new one-stop-shop for green industry event planners has been formed to provide a better way for turf associations, landscape contractor associations, green industry expos, and trade show event planners to find and book high quality speakers.

Green Industry Speakers Bureau is the first of its kind for the industry and founded by Robin Westmiller, a former president of Westmiller & Associates Speakers Bureau of Glendale, Calif. For the past two years, Westmiller was the senior staff writer for a national green industry trade publication, where she made many friends in the industry, including professional speakers and association event planners.

“In the past, meeting planners had to spend hours collecting dozens of applications to find the perfect speaker and topic for their event,” said Westmiller. “Speakers, in turn, needed to spend hours submitting applications, making follow-up phone calls and negotiating fees. Now, both can find exactly what they need at our new website. We do all the rest.”

The bureau offers professional speakers access to more than 100 state and national green industry association events. With bureau representation, speakers have an opportunity to increase their speaking engagements without sacrificing time away from their companies.

Dozens of topics are addressed by the initial roster of speakers, including business management, development, outdoor lighting, sales techniques, sustainable resources and more. Among the initial speakers under contract are Jody Shilan, Jason Cupp, Chris Heiler, Brad Groff, Mark Simmons, Steve Windhager, Tony Bass and Paul Gosselin.
 

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