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Green Industry Great Escape to Paradise Island

As the weather turns cold on the East Coast, the summer sun is just a memory. But, rather than pining away for those lazy, hazy, crazy days this year, PLANET members have the chance to soak up the sun in March at the Green Industry Great Escape (GIGE) in Nassau.


Like its predecessor, the GIGE (formerly known as the Executive Forum) is an annual destination meeting for upper-level management, owners, and key personnel. It is scheduled for March 1–4 at the Atlantis Resort & Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas, and this year’s format will focus on informal educational opportunities and peer-to-peer education, as well as networking opportunities and interaction.

But, unlike its predecessor, the GIGE will have a greater balance of work and play. Attendees will have their afternoons and evenings free to explore the resort with their families and industry peers for a spring break they won’t soon forget.

We all know the consequences of all work and very little or no play and that some of the best learning takes place in relaxed, casual atmospheres. We also heard your request that we lighten up on the educational side. With these things in mind, we believe the Atlantis Resort, an all-inclusive island paradise, provides a great backdrop for this newly revamped event.

So, we encourage you to bring the family and escape the winter doldrums in a place where you can swim with the dolphins, feed stingrays, enjoy a wide variety of water sports and water parks, go golfing, or just relax by soaking in the sun and surf. But don’t forget, you’ll need your passport to get there.

We look forward to seeing you at the Green Industry Great Escape in the warm Bahamas.