Seminars, Classes & Workshops
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Charlie Hall
Wednesday, August 21 at 11am, room C123
FREE to registered attendees & exhibitors.
Dr. Charlie Hall
Professor & Ellison Chair in International Floriculture
Texas A&M University | ellisonchair.tamu.edu
What’s on the economic horizon for our industry?
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Charlie Hall will discuss the performance across the green industry to date in 2019 and will set the stage for the fall season and 2020. The economy and several crosscutting issues (e.g. labor, demographics, freight costs, housing) are certain to affect every green industry business and Charlie will discuss how these impacts will impact green industry firms and, more importantly, how to position your business for the next economic downturn. Structural changes will continue to re-shape our industry and the competitive advantages that enabled firms to survive the last recession are not necessarily the ones to get you through the next. Don’t miss this session!
Check back in April for the full schedule and speaker line-up.
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