FIND IT ALL AT FARWEST!
2013 Farwest Trade Show Experience
Save money by pre-registering — available May through July 31.
Registration is $10 per person for a 3-day pass before July 31 ($15 after July 31st deadline).
*OAN member benefit: Trade Show Only - $5.00 (66% Discount)
♦ New Products Showcase — Check out the industry's latest innovations in the New Product Showcase.
♦ New Varieties Showcase — Visit the educational displays, celebrating this year's Farwest Trade Show highlight.
♦ Demo Stage — Visit the Demo Stage, featuring quick updates for the grower, retailer and landscape professional. Local and national experts will share the latest products and plants, and provide tips for merchandising and improving vendor relationships, production processes and landscape design. Stay abreast of industry leaders while taking a break from walking the show floor.
♦ Continuing Education available through a dynamic seminar series
♦ Nursery Tours — Three Farwest Trade Show Nursery Tours will showcase Oregon's nurseries, growing environment and spectacular scenery.
♦ OAN's Resource Center — Take advantage of the resources at OAN's Resource Center, including Lean Team ideas, energy reduction and sustainability tools, free buyers' guide, savings on fuel, and insurance products.
Networking Opportunities at the Show
♦ Women in Horticulture
Be more confident about marketing yourself. Build your business, and create opportunities to grow your skills and experience! Your peers will share what they're doing to build their visibility and careers. There will be plenty of time to mingle with peers, develop your business network and learn how others have marketed themselves. This time is designed to inspire women in the green industry while cultivating career support.
Friday, August 23, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
♦ Young Nursery Professionals
Come and network with young, up-and-coming nursery professionals. This is a great opportunity to establish relationships on which to grow. This can be anything from sharing growing tips to finding a business partner. (Age 40 and younger only, please.) Josh Robinson, Robinson Nursery will be your host. Visit Young Nursery Professionals on Facebook to make and continue the connections.
Thursday, August 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
♦ Pub Crawl
Join us for a good old fashioned pub crawl, where we'll explore some of Portland's finest pubs! This event is open to all Farwest Trade Show goers. Enjoy a pint of some of the best beer in the world, and mingle and network with a variety of green industry professionals. The first 50 people at each location receive a free beverage. This will be an event worth remembering!
Thursday, August 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
♦ Exploring Portland
Portland is the epicenter of Northwest culture – known for its sustainability initiatives, excellent dining, microbrews, great coffee and fine wines. You'll find that getting around town is a breeze with our award-winning light rail. Explore Portland and its surrounding areas. Go for a hike, visit Mt. Hood or head to the beach! Discover local sights for yourself at www.travelportland.com and www.traveloregon.com.
If you're looking for plants, products or services for the commercial horticulture and floriculture industries, also try NurseryGuide.com. Search this powerful online database to find thousands of plants and products and those who provide them. The latest addition will be on display at the Farwest Trade Show.
Oregon Association of Nurseries
The Farwest Trade Show, now going into its 41st consecutive year, is proudly produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries. This dynamic organization represents more than 1,000 growers, retailers, landscapers and suppliers and other green industry professionals around the world.