Connect (& More): GWA @ Cultivate '18

Jul 14, 2018 08:00am -
Jul 17, 2018 02:00pm
Columbus, OH

Event Description

Connect (& More): GWA @ Cultivate'18
Saturday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 17

GWA will again have a major presence at the horticulture industry’s largest trade show, Cultivate'18 (#Cultivate18). GWA's Association Outreach Committee has again arranged for GWA members to gain special discounted access to the trade show, education sessions and other valuable networking events. Let’s see if we can set some records for GWA presence this year! GWA Members are qualified for discounted registration at must-attend Cultivate’18.

AmericanHort, the association that organizes the Cultivate show, has generously granted GWA members a special complimentary pass worth $350. The educational sessions and tours begin on Saturday, July 14. The trade show runs Sunday, July 15 through Tuesday, July 17


  • Early Bird Registration: February 12-23
  • Early-Bird Hotel Booking: March 6-14
  • Regular Registration & Hotel Booking: March 16 & Beyond
  • Use promo code: 2018GWA


Key Times and Dates

Saturday, July 14     Professional Development Sessions, Tours, and Workshops, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, July 15        Trade Show, 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Professional Development Sessions, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Morning Jolt! Keynote
GWA Connect Meeting, 4:00PM
Block Party
Monday, July 16       Trade Show, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Professional Development Sessions, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
State of the Industry Keynote
Tuesday, July 17      Trade Show, 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Professional Development Sessions, 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Click here for full Cultivate '18 schedule

New This Year! Media Room at Cultivate '18

Upon arrival at Cultivate 18, GWA members will be able to sign in at the new Media Room. This central location will allow all of us to confirm meetings, see who else is at the show, and conduct interviews in a space away from the noise and commotion of the trade show floor. Room assignment will be announced.

GWA Connects at Cultivate '18
Sunday, July 15 | 4:00pm

Enjoy a full day on the show floor or in the breakout education sessions. At the end of the day, meet with other GWA members to swap story ideas, exchange business cards, enjoy the 'Great GWA Meeting Raffle!' and then have the chance to pick up a dinner party with other attendees. Members will gather at tables on the lower level 'South Cafe and Marketplace' located between the hotels on the south end of the complex. Groups will leave from that location for dinner plans on your own.

To register, please click here, or by navigating to the "Register for this event" button below.

NOTE: Registering for Cultivate is DIFFERENT than registering for the Connect Meeting. Please click here to register for Cultivate 2018.

Expo Floor

GWA will again have a booth on the trade show floor, #3308, and anyone willing to volunteer to work the booth for an hour or two should contact Jenn Perrone (212.297.2198, with your schedule of availability. Working the booth is a great way to meet growers, garden centers and others who could use your skills. 

The presence of GWA at Cultivate’18 will serve two primary purposes: 1) to expose our members and their talents to potential clients and 2) to explain the value of GWA membership to potential new members. This is an extremely valuable networking opportunity that you should not miss.



Event Type:Social
Category:Connect Meeting
Early registration ends on Jan 31, 2018.
Regular registration starts on Feb 01, 2018 and ends on Jul 17, 2018.
Late registration starts on Jul 18, 2018.
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