Ed Beaulieu and Kevin Dougherty headline Pondliner Wholesale’s 2017 Water Garden Expo on Feb. 21-24 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma. This year’s theme, “Living the Pond Life,” draws its inspiration from the popular Facebook group that showcases the lifestyle enjoyed by those who build and own water features, without regard to any specific manufacturer or construction style.
Ed Beaulieu will be presenting this year’s keynote address showcasing the award-winning Primavera Urbana Project in Villavicencio, Colombia. Ed is the vice president of field research for Aquascape. For more than a decade, Ed has successfully built hundreds of custom-designed ponds from small backyard water gardens to large lakes and commercial water features.
For the last 31 years, Kevin Dougherty has been speaking to the construction industry. Kevin’s work and education experience enables him to relate to today’s problems and provides tangible solutions in an easy-to-listen style. He has taught thousands of people in various seminars.
Living the Pond Life’s Lloyd Lightsey and Atlantic Water Garden’s Demi Fortuna will be facilitating the two-day, hands-on pond-build demonstration on Feb. 21-22, showcasing innovative design and construction methods that will be beneficial for professionals at any experience level. Come prepared to work and learn alongside some of the industry’s most talented artists — and have a blast!
Thursday morning will kick off with the presentation of the POND Trade Water Artisan of the Year and the Helix Pond Contractor of Year awards. The industry’s best educational experience will follow with 23 seminars. Eric Triplett, Demi Fortuna, Kelly Billing, Paul Amos and Kip Northrup are among the industry’s top experts scheduled to speak. Attendees can also visit with 25 manufacturers exhibiting in the trade show and network with peers from across the country.
The Water Garden Expo is free for trade professionals. Visit WGExpo.com or call 866/219-3561 to register or for more information.