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News & Press: Press Release

AmericanHort’s Cultivate Recognized as Top Trade Show

Thursday, March 29, 2018  
Posted by: Terri Brown

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2018
Mary Beth Cowardin
Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement
614-884-1137 Direct


AmericanHort’s Cultivate Recognized as Top Trade Show

Cultivate continues to rise in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows 


Columbus, Ohio – AmericanHort’s signature event, Cultivate, is officially moving up the list as one of the trade show industry’s most recognized shows.  The 2017 Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Show list has been released and Cultivate has been ranked 108; a significant jump from the 2016 ranking of 130.  Results are determined based upon show management and data supplied to TSNN and represent the top trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage.  Cultivate is also the largest trade show held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to be recognized by TSNN. 


Cultivate is known by horticulture professionals as their go-to source for new products, new varieties and educational sessions.  “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by TSNN and a tribute to AmericanHort’s professional staff and volunteers who make this show happen,” said Sherry L. Johnson, CMP, CEM, AmericanHort Vice President of Business and Knowledge Development. Cultivate is the largest horticultural trade show in North America and is hosted every July in Columbus, Ohio. 

A waiting list is available for exhibiting at Cultivate’18.  Please contact Elizabeth Waldo, event coordinator, at for more information.  Registration is now open for attendees at  In addition to 100+ professional development sessions, Cultivate’18 offers eight add-on experiences including CareerUP, four tours, and five workshops including Biocontrols, Drones, Hydrangea, Landscape Cost Accounting and Garden Retail. 

To learn more and explore key sessions for your industry segment (nursery, greenhouse, landscape, retail and interior plantscape), please visit




About AmericanHort

Green industry businesses perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association. With a history of 220+ years serving nursery, landscape and horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports nearly 16,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry's production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $163 billion, and sustain over 1.15 million full- and part-time jobs.

Cultivate is the national industry event hosted by AmericanHort every July in Columbus, Ohio.  This year Cultivate’18 is July 14-17, 2018.  Cultivate owns the niche for gathering the entire industry supply chain in one place for four days of professional development and robust business opportunities with its 675+ exhibitor trade show, 100+ educational sessions and plentiful networking opportunities.