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News & Press: Press Release

Early Bird Registration to Cultivate'19 is Approaching

Monday, February 4, 2019  
Posted by: Terri Brown


February 5, 2019
Mary Beth Cowardin
Vice President Marketing & Member Engagement
614-884-1138 Direct

Early Bird Registration to Cultivate’19 is Approaching
AmericanHort readies to celebrate 90 years of this industry gathering

COLUMBUS, OH – AmericanHort’s Cutivate`19 is to be held at the Greater ColumbusConvention Center located at 400 N. High Street, from July 13-16th, 2019. The annual event, in its 90th year, is expected to again be the largest all-industry trade show and conference attracting more than 10,000 industry professionals from over 40 countries. Eager attendees will have access to more than 650 exhibitors and 150 best-in-class tours, workshops, and the most comprehensive professional development opportunities during the exciting 4-day experience.

"Our team continues to work hard to deliver an excellent Cultivate’19 experience for all our attendees, exhibitors and speakers,” said Ken Fisher, president and CEO of AmericanHort. “Cultivate is where everyone gathers to learn best practices, see new varieties and product innovation, and foster long-time and new business connections.”

Headlining the keynote address for Cultivate’19 is business leader, speaker and author, Kevin Brown. From a small town in Michigan with blue collar roots, Kevin purchased his first franchise at the tender age of just 17. From there he worked his way up to the executive boardroom and for nearly two decades Kevin was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little-known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. After a 30-year career he decided to retire from corporate America and spread The Hero Effect™ message to as many people and organizations as possible. He will be bringing forth his passionate message about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. You can learn more about this talk at

Opportunities at Cultivate’19 will include the 3rd annual CareerUP workshop for emerging professionals, local and statewide tours of nursery, greenhouse, and retail operations, and new educational sessions for each green industry market segment. New this year is the Research & Innovation tour at Scott’s Miracle-Gro, headquartered in Marysville, OH.

Early-bird registration will be open from February 11-22, 2019 and general registration will occur March 15 and beyond. Find more details at

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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 members 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. AmericanHort works to impact the growth, performance and successful future for the industry through advocacy, research, education, and advancing industry standards.