2018 LICH  Green Industry Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, O’ahu

Each year, LICH brings together landscape industry participants from every island to network, build alliances, study, and share advances in every field of our industry. Don’t miss thus opportunity to hear great speakers and attend our fabulous Trade Show.
Registration: LICH member @ $150 / Non Member @ $180
Early Bird Registration ends September 1, 2018



Online Registration ENDS October 5th
At the Door Prices increase by $25
Students with ID: $25.00 at the door


Booth Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Open!

For complete information on set up and take down at the Tradeshow, floor plan for booths, contact numbers etc. download the paper version registration and sponsor form.

ONLINE BOOTH AND SPONSOR REGISTRATION (to pay by credit card) click here



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 Conference Schedule and list of speakers

Track Time Topic / Title Speaker
7:00 am to 7:55 am Registration
General 8:00 am – 8:05 am Welcome and Thanks Christy Martin
General 8:10 am – 8:30 am  President’s Speech  President, Chris McCullough
Key Note 8:30 am – 9:10 am CTAHR and the Landscape Industry in the Next Five Years Dean Nicholas Comerford
9:15 am to 10:15 am Session One  
T1 Arborist / Contractor Analyzing Soil Amended with Compost Peter Bunn
T2 Pests & Pest Management Research Update on Management of Several Important  Landscape and Turfgrass Pests in Hawaii Dr. Zhiqiang Cheng
T3 Nursery & Design Green is a Color Too! Dr. Richard Criley
T4  Vendor/20 min  Plug & Play vs. Integrated LEDs for Landscape / Hardscape Lighting
Stan Shibata of Focus Industries, Inc.
T5  Vendor/20 min  
TSF 10:15 am to 11:00 am Break 1 Trade Show Opens & Research Posters, Tradeshow activities – demonstrations
11:00 am to 12: pm Session Two
T1 Arborist / Contractor  A Certified Arborist’s Educational Adventure to Wake Atoli Heidi Bornhorst
T2 Pests & Pest Management  Pesticides Rules & Regulations: What You Need to Know
Adam Yamamoto
T3 Nursery & Design  Up and Coming Native Hawaiian Plant Selections for Landscape, Container and Indoor Use
Orville C. Baldos
T4  Vendor/20 min  New Products and New Applications for Microinjection from the J. J. Mauget Co.
Robin Spiko
T5 Vendor/20 min  
TSF 12 pm to 1:00 pm  Break 2: Box Lunch, Tradeshow and Research Posters, Tradeshow Activities-demonstrations  
  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Session Three
T1 Arborist / Contractor Grafting Fruit Trees and Ornamental
Frank Sekiya
T2 Pests & Pest Management
T3 Nursery & Design  Improved Air Layer System for Tropical Hardwood Ornamentals in Hawaii Joseph DeFrank, PhD
T4 Vendor Track
What’s Happening to My Tree? Hawaii’s Most (un)Wanted Pests and Diseases Affecting Trees Sye Vasquez
T5  Vendor Track
What’s Happening to My Tree? Hawaii’s Most (un)Wanted Pests and Diseases Affecting Trees
Sye Vasquez
2:00 pm
to 3 pm
Session Four  
 T1 Arborist / Contractor Pithy Points about Trees: Facts You May Not Have Known About Tropical Trees and Palms Steve Nimz
T2 Pests & Pest Management Current State of Knowledge on Rapid ‘Ohi’a Death J.B. Friday
T3 Nursery & Design Looking at the Many Ways Education can Lead to Success for Hawaii’s Landscape Industry Dr. Andy Kaufman
T4 Vendor/20 min
T5  Vendor/20 min  
TSF 3:00 pm
to 3:30 pm
Break 3: Tradeshow & Research Posters, Tradeshow Activities, Demonstrations
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Session Five  
T1 Arborist / Contractor Tree Climbing Systems DRT / SRT
Justin Donahue
T2 Pests & Pest Management Integrated Pest Management of Incipient Invasive Plants on O‘ahu. Erin Bishop
T3 Nursery & Design Seedless Trees and Other Improved Ornamental Plants for Hawaii Landscapes Ken Leonhardt
T4 Vendor/20 min  
T5 Vendor/20 min
TSF 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm  Mixer / Food and Drink / Door Prizes