Everything about the industry is changing, and changing fast.
At Cultivate'15, you'll find educational sessions to give you the tools and strategies you need to tackle your challenges triumphantly. You'll find the latest innovations and technologies to keep you competitive and your skills razor sharp. You'll find your cohorts, colleagues, and business partners from across the industry and within the supply chain, ready to get to work, strategize resources, and create win-win situations so that the industry as a whole can come out ahead.
It's no secret: we're playing to win. Are we competitive? Maybe. Are we ready to launch this industry into the next round stronger, faster, smarter, leaner, and ready to give it our all? Most definitely.
Record Number of Attendees Celebrate the Industry at Cultivate'14
Cultivate'14, the largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America, concluded Tuesday, July 15 with nearly 10,000 attendees. This is the event's best attendance in more than a decade. The event is not-for-profit and proceeds are used to further industry programs.
“The Interior vendor showcase is great for us to see products and especially plants grown especially for interiorscapers. Sometimes, we even get to bring them home.”
“What I see is an amazing amount of great color, more varieties than I could ever imagine, and more innovative ideas than any other show. We have really taken to the Suntory Collection of plants. They are wonderful and provide us with more options than we have had before. I look forward to the show now every year, and we plan to send several of our managers.”
“The atmosphere in the convention center is stunning and Columbus has great restaurants in a walkable environment. It’s always fun to set up the “who, when, and where” of after-hours at the show. Lots of good lively conversation at the Big Bar on 2 at the Hyatt Regency. Tough to beat Mitchell’s Steakhouse for a great meal and Buca di Beppo as a spot for a big, fun group to gather.”
“Having exposure to new products and marketing programs in July allows us time to add them in our production plan the following spring. This can reduce the time to bring new plants and program to market by a year.”
“Columbus has first-class restaurants, accommodations, and area attractions that are family friendly yet are affordable! THE place to visit in Columbus – Jeni’s Ice Cream, of course. I recommend the Poached Pear Riesling sorbet!”