Traditionally scheduled in February, New England Grows moves to December in response to exhibitor and attendee feedback. In surveys, when asked for the single change that could improve their conference experience, more than half of all exhibitors and attendees requested an earlier show date.
The December 2015 conference and exposition will share new ideas and emerging trends for the upcoming season, giving attendees a head start on learning, planning and buying. Going forward, the annual conference will continue to be held immediately after Thanksgiving at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
More than 12,000 of New England’s green industry leaders gather at GROWS every year, including 500 industry vendors. In surveys, nearly all attendees rank GROWS as a valuable educational and purchasing experience, and more than 80 percent return year after year to preview new products and learn horticultural techniques from experts at more than 50 educational programs. Buying decisions are made right on the show floor, with 78 percent of GROWS attendees making or directly influencing their organization’s purchasing.