AmericanHort Plug & Cutting Conference Cancelled Due to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence view by satellite

As seen from space on Sept. 12, Hurricane Florence has an eye on making landfall somewhere along the North and South Carolina coast.
Image courtesy of NOAA

The potential impacts of Hurricane Florence have many adjusting plans, including the AmericanHort Plug & Cutting 2018 Conference. The organization has decided to cancel the annual event ahead of the storm.


AmericanHort sent the following notice this morning to those who have registered for its Plug & Cutting Conference, which was to take place next week in Charlotte, NC:

“Thank you for registering for the 2018 Plug & Cutting Conference. Out of an abundance of caution for our members, attendees, and sponsors and out of great respect for the people of North Carolina whose lives are to be disrupted by hurricane Florence, we are canceling the AmericanHort Plug and Cutting ‘18 Conference scheduled to begin next Monday Sept. 17 in Charlotte, NC.

  • Refunds – We will be refunding all registration fees for both attendees and exhibitors.  We will automatically initiate refunds, to be completed within 7 to 10 business days by the same method originally paid. If you have questions about your refund, please contact us at [email protected].
  • Hotel – We have notified the Sheraton Hotel – Charlotte of this decision. You will need to contact the hotel directly to confirm your room cancellation (or you may be subject to fees.) The hotel will accommodate cancellations associated with this weather situation, but you must officially cancel your room reservation. You may reach the Sheraton at (704) 372-4100.
  • Reschedule – In the coming weeks we will look at the options of rescheduling this popular and impactful event. Please check our website at for updates.

The safety and well-being of all participants in this event is our primary concern. With near certain weekend travel delays and the potential for significant inland flooding, we are making this decision now to give everyone enough notice to make travel and schedule adjustments.

We are grateful to the hundreds of industry professionals who have registered for the conference, and for our outstanding sponsors and tour stops who have generously supported this event. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are impacted by Hurricane Florence.”