AmericanHort has officially rescheduled its Plug & Cutting Conference for Sept. 4-6, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. Originally scheduled for September of this year in Charlotte, the conference was cancelled due to the looming threat of Hurricane Florence, which made landfall on the eastern Carolina coast on September 14.
“We had record-breaking attendance for the event and were disappointed to have to reschedule,” says Ken Fisher, President and CEO of AmericanHort. “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.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we’ve worked to identify the best time to reschedule this event,” Fisher says. “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.”
The 2019 Plug & Cutting conference will again be in Charlotte 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 U.S., 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 Sept. 5-6.
Registration for the 2019 Plug & Cutting event will open in January 2019.
September will be a busy month as AmericanHort will also host its Impact Washington event from Sept. 16-19, 2019, in Washington, DC.