A mobile app for the 2016 Farwest Show, which takes place August 25 to 27 in Portland, OR, is now available for download. The app, for iPhone and Android, is a free download at the App Store and Google Play.
The Farwest mobile app is a planning tool for exhibitors and attendees, with advance information including exhibitor listings, speaker sessions and biographies, a floor map, and more. At the show, attendees can use the app to connect with others, track connections, and receive real-time notifications. Show goers will be able to rate speakers, share photos and insights on social media, and join the virtual community at #FarwestShow.
Anyone with the 2015 app already installed can visit the App Store and Google Play and enable updates to have the 2016 show at their fingertips.
For complete details on downloading the app, other show information, and to register for the show, go to FarwestShow.com.
Cutting-Edge Plants And Grower Solutions On Display In New Varieties Showcase And Growers Showcase
The Farwest Show also provides a comprehensive presentation of the latest and greatest plant introductions and ways to be more successful in production with this year’s New Varieties Showcase and Growers Showcase. Both events combine to cover A to Z interests and issues that are trending around plants today. The Showcases are staged on the Expo floor and open for all attendees.
The New Varieties Showcase is one of the most anticipated annual previews of new plants in the industry. Companies from around the world have submitted 55 entries covering the best and brightest of perennials, shrubs, evergreens, shade and flowering trees, vines, groundcovers, and edibles being introduced for 2017.
To be accepted into the Showcase, plants must demonstrate truly unique or improved characteristics that are new to the market. Selections must be available for current or future sales by at least one Farwest exhibitor. Additionally, at the time of offering, these plants must also be in large-scale production and readily available.
As in past years, a team of judges will evaluate the varieties and award the top picks on Thursday, August 25. In addition, visitors to the Showcase will select their top three favorites for the People’s Choice Awards, to be announced on Saturday, August 27.
The Growers Showcase, a popular mainstay at Farwest, will focus on the issue of pollinators this year. With the theme “Plants with a Purpose: Pollinators,” the Showcase, set up on the Expo floor, has invited all exhibitors to contribute plant material and products that fall under the pollinators theme. Each year, Farwest puts a central focus on key issues of the day for growers. Pollinator decline reports have taken central stage in recent years, with consumers more aware of ecological and environmental issues than ever before.
Plants and products in the Showcase will be tagged with exhibitors’ booth numbers for further inquiry and displayed to feature the beauty and benefit of pollinator gardens. The Showcase is open to all attending the show.