AmericanHort has announced the schedule for Cultivate’20 Virtual, the 100% online event that will connect customers, suppliers, and colleagues across the industry.
Debuting on Monday, July 13 at 10 a.m. EST, Cultivate’20 Virtual scheduled activities will occur for four days, ending on Thursday, July 16. The virtual event platform and content will continue to be available to registered AmericanHort members until September 1.
“Moving Cultivate to a virtual event allows the green industry to continue to conduct commerce, train and develop employees, network with business peers, and move forward to ensure our industry comes out of this challenging time as strong as ever.” said Ken Fisher, president and CEO of AmericanHort.
Each day will start with an open exhibit hall of 3D virtual booths, main stage programming and will provide daily opportunities for networking and industry discussions and on demand and live educations sessions.
The day will close with virtual social gatherings. The main stage programming will occur each day at 11:30 a.m. EST, as follows:
• Town Hall: What Lies Ahead: Charting an Industry Path Forward – Thursday, July 16
More information on each presentation is available here.
“We’ve arranged a schedule that allows for daily gatherings of all attendees together, time for exhibitors to meet their customers, concurrent education sessions to share best practices, and opportunities for individual and small group networking.” said Fisher.
Exhibitors will have 3D booths where customers can interact with booth personnel via live chat, watch product videos and demonstrations, download product information and more. New plant varieties and new products will be showcased during the event in designated areas to highlight industry innovations. Information on exhibiting companies will be available on the cultivatevirtual.org website in coming weeks.
Live education sessions will be presented each day on important topics including optimal pricing, root zone management, an introduction to hemp production, crop specific tips, workforce training for success, selling and marketing plants online, succession planning, among others. These fast-paced sessions, led by the industry’s best instructors, are developed specifically for AmericanHort's virtual learning platform. Sessions are designed for attendees to interact with presenters and address important questions. In total, more than fifty educational sessions will be offered during Cultivate’20 Virtual, some of which will be pre-scheduled live sessions and others on-demand at the attendee’s convenience.
In addition to the exhibit hall activities and education sessions, a series of industry interaction opportunities will take place daily.
“The industry roundtable discussion programs scheduled each afternoon will provide a chance for attendees to intermingle with others in the industry and will encourage conversation on a variety of topics critical within the industry,” said Fisher.