Upcoming New England GROWS Conference Showcases Emerging Trends & Practical Techniques


Upcoming New England GROWS Conference Showcases
Emerging Trends & Practical Techniques for Green Industry Professionals

BOSTON, Mass.- September 1, 2016 – New England Grows, the Northeast’s premier conference and exposition for green industry professionals, today announced its speaker line up for the conference which will be held November 30 – December 2, 2016 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

At GROWS, the brightest minds in horticulture, landscape and tree care come together to share their insight and advice with green industry colleagues. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of design, technology, consumer trends and business best practices. From new plant introductions and disease management strategies to employee recruitment and eco-friendly landscapes, New England GROWS covers a wide range of topics.

Acclaimed authors, influential environmentalists and successful entrepreneurs are among the speakers at the conference. Educational highlights include:

* Tracy DiSabato-Aust – internationally acclaimed landscape designer, horticulturist, and best-selling author – will speak on “Designing with Color, Texture & Form” as well as “High Impact, Low-Care Plants.” Ms. DiSabato-Aust will also autograph copies of her popular books at the show.

* As landscape contractor for the award-winning television series, This Old House, Roger Cook, inspires millions with expert advice learned over the course of a lifetime in landscaping. He’ll share his expertise in “Using Natural Stone Construction in the Landscape.”

* What consumer trends will be game changers in the green industry? Trend spotters extraordinaire, Suzi McCoy and Katie McCoy Dubow of the Garden Media Group will unveil their predictions for trends to watch in 2017.

* Popular entomologist and speaker, Michael Raupp, Ph.D. dives deep in a thought-provoking presentation “Can Insect Pests be Managed Organically?” and addresses world-wide concern in “Mosquito Smackdown: What You Can Do to Stop the Bite.”

In all, conference participants may choose from more than 30 educational sessions over the course of three days. Continuing Education Credit from a gamut of professional organizations is available at many sessions.

The GROWS exposition is packed with 400 of today’s leading industry suppliers, ready to make deals, including special GROWS-only offers from select vendors. Green industry professionals can check out the latest solutions, view demos, and get hands-on access to the tools, plants and technology they need to grow their business.

In addition to in-depth conference sessions, interactive educational opportunities are available throughout the show on the expo floor. Attendees can pick up quick information hits at 15-minute Sprint Sessions; take in a training session at the new Safety Arena, check out an emerging trends vignette, or challenge themselves at the plant ID contest.

Registration options start at just $29 for all three days of the show and early registrants realize the most savings. For the complete agenda or to register, visit NewEnglandGrows.org. The GROWS mobile app is available on iTunes or GooglePlay and is a great way to stay up to date with conference details.

About New England GROWS
New England GROWS is powered by the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association. Its co-sponsor network includes 30 allied green industry organizations. Participation helps New England GROWS support the green industry through annual grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension Systems, the FFA Organization, local horticultural schools, and more.

New England GROWS takes place on November 30 – December 2, 2016, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. For the latest information, download the GROWS mobile app; follow New England GROWS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; visit NewEnglandGrows.org or call (508) 653-3009.

New England GROWS 2016
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Wednesday, November 30
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 1
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 2
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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