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CiB Town Hall & International Showcase
Following a long-standing tradition, Frankie Flowers will invite participants to exchange information on best practices, lessons learned and to address challenges facing the programs in their respective communities during our Town Hall Event, sponsored by Scotts.

Join us for a Tourism Presentation and an exciting international showcase, hosted by Dr. Andrea Bocsi, International CiB Judge from Hungary, featuring our resilient international communities and how they have remained in full bloom this year! The international presentation is sponsored by Ball.

Oct 8, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Frankie Flowers
Frank Ferragine AKA “Frankie Flowers” is arguably Canada’s most popular and trusted gardening expert and weatherman. He is known for his ability to combine practical gardening advice with humour, and loves to share his passion for everything outdoors with the world. Frankie’s garden advice has twice earned him Landscape Ontario’s Garden Communicator of the Year, he has been named Toronto’s Favourite Weather Personality 8 years consecutively (Toronto Sun Reader’s Award) and his Disney inspired Tinker Bell Garden won 3 awards including public choice and best overall garden at Canada Blooms. Frankie is a four-time best selling author, consultant, garden writer, social media strategist, philanthropist and probably is favourite role, a father of two boys, Gavin and Matheson! Frankie’s family runs one of the largest combined greenhouse/garden centre operations in Ontario Frankie believes that life should be fun and lives every day by the mantra “if you are green you are growing!"
Andrea Bocsi
Economist-lawyer, tourism expert, community building expert and International CiB Judge
Dr. Andrea Bocsi is an economist-lawyer, tourism expert and enthusiastic community builder. She believes that being involved in environmental beautifying programs is a present of her life. Her career began with a degree in Law at Eötvös Lóránd University of Sciences in Budapest, followed by a Master's Degree from Budapest College of Communication and Business, School of Economy in Tourism and Management. She also has an International tour operator professional qualification exam and bar exam. She became involved in National Programs in 2012, when she began working as national coordinator, national judge and vice president for tourism affairs of "Hungary in Bloom” National Competition and Movement. She was delegated as European Judge and Board Member of Hungary to „Entente Florale Europe” until 2018 by the Hungarian National Tourism Board. Her specialties were community building, environmental education and tourism.