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Plug & Cutting Conference to be rescheduled for September 2019

Tuesday, November 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeremiah Werstein

For Immediate Release

November 13, 2018

Mary Beth Cowardin

Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement



Plug & Cutting Conference to be rescheduled for September 2019

Columbus, Ohio – AmericanHort is pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for the Plug & Cutting conference will be September 4-6, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.

Originally scheduled for September of this year in Charlotte, NC, the conference was cancelled due to the looming threat of Hurricane Florence, a category 4 hurricane that made landfall on the eastern Carolina coast on September 14th.

“We had record breaking attendance for the event and were disappointed to have to reschedule, however, out of an abundance of caution for our members, attendees, and sponsors and great respect for the people of North Carolina whose lives were to be disrupted by hurricane Florence, we felt this was without question the right thing to do,” said Ken Fisher, President and CEO of AmericanHort.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we’ve worked to identify the best time to reschedule this event. As you might imagine there are a myriad of details that go into planning a conference like this. We had to make sure we had an appropriate facility and as few industry conflicts as possible to host an event that meets the needs of all participants from attendees, exhibitors, tour hosts and educational speakers,” said Fisher.

The 2019 Plug & Cutting conference will again be in Charlotte, NC at the Embassy Suites -Concord. The Production Tour stops will be at the same venues. Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit Metrolina Greenhouses, a family owned wholesales plant and services company with the largest single-site heated greenhouse in the United States, and Rockwell Farms, a family-owned and operated commercial greenhouse with 36 acres of environmentally controlled greenhouse space. The educational sessions and trade show will be held on September 5-6th. 

Registration for the 2019 Plug & Cutting event will open in January 2019.

September will be a busy month as AmericanHort will also host Impact Washington The Summit from September 16-19, 2019 in Washington D.C.


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 rich history of serving horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports nearly 14,000 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 $196 billion, and sustain over 1.6 million full- and part-time jobs.