A Conference Like No Other

Each year, hundreds of customers, industry experts and Real Green team members look forward to our Real Green Systems Solutions Users Conference – it’s one of the industry’s premiere events, and the only one of its kind. Solutions brings us all together to learn, share and connect.

In 2021, Solutions definitely looked a little different, but our goals were the same. We might not have been able to gather in person, but our community turned out in record numbers for our very first all-virtual online conference. From Jan. 4-8, we connected from our workplaces, home offices and living rooms for a week’s worth of sessions, panels, conversations and networking. Attendees visited our virtual trade show to connect with sponsors and met up with one another to exchange ideas and best practices.

Solutions 2021 was Real Green’s largest event ever, with 1541 registered attendees. At one point we had more than 1120 people online at once. We welcomed 61 presenters for 305 total sessions.

Thanks to our incredible customers, partners and sponsors for making this unconventional conference a smashing success – we couldn’t have done it without you!

As exciting as this year’s conference was, we’re looking forward to getting back to an in-person event next year. Save the dates for Solutions 2022: January 9-12 at Florida’s Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld!

Solutions 2021Starting Solutions With A Bang

Real Green Systems Chief Executive Officer Bill Nunan started things off with some excitement, making a couple of major announcements: Real Green has two new exclusive strategic partners in Coalmarch Digital Marketing and Lawnbot. Coalmarch is now RGS’s exclusive partner for digital marketing, bringing their expertise website design, review generation, SEO and PPC, link building, email marketing, page optimization and more. Lawnbot provides sales automation solutions that enable companies to close more sales more quickly by offering instant, customized quotes based on lawn size, the ability to order services and collect payments – all with a two-minute chatbot conversation.

Coalmarch and Lawnbot both have their roots in the green industry, making them ideal partners for Real Green. They understand our industry and the needs of our customers and because of that deep knowledge, they create valuable, effective solutions designed to fuel your success. SA5 users will now have access to unprecedented integrations thanks to these new partnerships. There’s a lot of exciting progress on the horizon – stay tuned for much more as we continue to develop more and better solutions for you.

Bill also shared that Automated Marketing Assistant is undergoing a top-to-bottom redesign, making the must-have marketing tool even more customizable and indispensable. The new AMA will put more control in the hands of you, the customer, helping you easily send the messages you want to the customers you need.

Conference Highlights

With so many presentations, sessions, workshops and panels, it’s impossible to cover it all here. Solutions 2021 had more to choose from than ever before, with the virtual setup offering a new degree of flexibility for attendees. Plus, unique learning tracks geared toward different job functions and levels of product knowledge helped ensure that everyone could make the most of their time at the event.

Beth Berry kicked things off mornings with fan-favorite “Breakfast with Champions,” including a candid and inspiring hour spent with Real Green founder Joe Kucik. Subsequent installments featured John Perry from Greene County Fertilizer and Dave Koone from Lawn Doctor; and the NALP’s Andrew Ziehler and Landscape Management’s Bill Roddy. We might not have had the hotel breakfast on hand, but the insights and conversations were just as essential.

Every day, conference attendees had the chance to learn more about our many solutions, with sessions including short how-tos and in-depth, live Q&As with Real Green product experts where participants could interact and get answers to their specific questions. Intensive marketing planning workshops enabled attendees to work on, and leave with, actionable marketing plans for 2021. Keynote speakers included industry all-stars and thought leaders from around the country sharing their expertise on everything from business best practices to lawn care tools and techniques to navigating government regulations. Real Green partners took the virtual stage to showcase their products and services and let attendees know how they can help make their businesses better.

Cat watching Solutions 2021

Missed Some Sessions? No Worries

With all-new content and a diverse selection of learning tracks for every aspect of green industry businesses, this year’s Solutions had dozens of sessions to explore. Even virtually, it’s impossible to be two places at once – so chances are there’s a session or two (or more) that you’d like to check out or revisit.

The good news: All of our sessions were recorded, and you can use your conference registration to access our educational and value-rich content through January 31. Your free general pass unlocks the recordings to any of the general sessions; your all-access pass unlocks all available content. Plus, your all-access pass also grants you complete access to the entire Real Green Academy library for the rest of the year!

Start rewatching sessions today!

raffle winners

Congratulations Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all of our Solutions raffle winners! Elizabeth Durkin from Grass Master and Mike Jensen from Go Green MN were the lucky winners of the Real Green Systems $500 Visa gift card raffle. Wayne Brockman from Brockman Tree & Lawn and Dennis Detmering from Smitty’s Lawn & Landscape were the winners of Greene County’s N-Ext Air-8™ Liquid Aerate Product 50-Gallon Giveaway. Thanks for participating and enjoy your prizes!

Thanks to Our Amazing Sponsors

Whether we’re in-person or virtual, our sponsors help make Solutions happen. We thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.

Solutions 2021 Sponsors