Following the universal positive reaction to the content and networking opportunities provided at the launch event in 2016, the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) has announced the dates of the second edition of GrowQuip, its international conference and industry showcase for the entire commercial horticultural industry.
The event was launched at IPM Essen in Essen and Fruit Logistica in Berlin. At both shows CHA organised British exhibitor groups and manned a commercial horticulture industry information stand, where British suppliers and visitors also enjoyed a business reception. The CHA was also pleased to facilitate a visit to many of the British stands by David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, at Fruit Logistica through our links with the British Embassy in Berlin.
GrowQuip is a pan-industry event, which focuses on the key issues facing growers of fruit, vegetables, salads and ornamentals, and it will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire from 1-2 November, 2017.
The event at Stratford Manor Hotel encompasses a conference programme which will bring together the best brains in horticulture to provide growers with help in overcoming some of the common problems they face in the day to running of their business. From logistics, dealing with supermarkets, working with overseas partners or growing overseas, financial institutions, pest and disease, understanding new technology and opening up new markets – growers from all parts of the industry will have experienced similar issues.
Speakers already confirmed are George Beach, MD of Mudwalls Farm, a family business growing vegetables and salad produce that has also established a thriving import business to cope with seasonality dips and Markus Kobelt from Lubera in Switzerland, grower of fruit trees and producer of fruit drinks.
The full speaker content from the inaugural GrowQuip conference can be viewed on YouTube – GrowQuip 2016.
Allied to the 2017 conference programme is an industry showcase, where conference attendees will be able to view products and services available to commercial growers from major suppliers to horticulture. The event culminates in a networking dinner for suppliers and growers with an after dinner speaker.
The full conference, three-course dinner and wine package, including accommodation at the Stratford Manor Hotel with breakfast, is £265 + VAT. Sponsorship and supplier showcase packages are available on request.
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