THE BIGGEST GREEN INDUSTRY SHOW IN THE WEST.NEW Farwest Show DAYS and HOURS
The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and wishes of 2016's 400+ exhibitors and 6,000+ attendees, announces improved days and times for the Show in 2017. Farwest 2017 will take place Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25. Show Expo hours will be Noon to 5pm Wednesday, 10am to 5pm Thursday, and 10am to 2pm Friday.
"As we enter our 45th year, our mission continues to be making Farwest the most relevant show in our industry," said Allan Niemi, Director of Events with the Oregon Association of Nurseries. "These schedule changes are in direct response to input and feedback from the most important people associated with The Farwest Show– our attendees and exhibitors."
Farwest 2017 will take place entirely in the work week, starting on Wednesday, August 23 and ending on Friday, August 25. Days and hours for the exhibit hall have been adjusted to better suit today's busy schedules. The Show will now open later, at noon on Wednesday, to give exhibitors more morning time for meetings, seminars, or nursery tours. Thursday offers a full day of floor hours from 10am to 5pm. Friday hours are abbreviated from 10am to 2pm to allow time for afternoon nursery tours, post-show meetings with exhibitors, or travel home in time for the weekend.
The new weekdays and hours schedule will enhance the overall experience for exhibitors and attendees with more opportunities for networking, education and touring. Additionally, ending the Show on Friday instead of Saturday opens up possibilities for longer stays with more time for work or recreation in Nursery Country and the Portland area.
With the combination of the Wednesday to Friday show days and later hour opening on the first day, attendees and exhibitors will have more flexibility for self-guided tours at the 600+ Oregon nurseries at the front and back end of the Show. Particularly, and benefiting the educational aspect, with a noon first day opening, morning seminars will not overlap show floor hours.
Farwest is the largest green industry trade show in the West (over 6,000 walked the show floor in 2016). No other show offers nearly everything the industry has to offer under one roof, AND the ability to source plant material in the heart of nursery country.
Farwest offers the complete trade show experience. With over 400 exhibitors, Farwest is your ticket to the nursery and retail garden center industry. Whether you're a grower, retailer, wholesale buyer, supplier, or a landscape professional, you will find a host of new ideas to increase efficiency, sales and profitability.
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At Farwest, we offer attendees the complete trade show experience and we're working to make the 2017 Farwest Show the best yet! Don't miss out...be a part of the excitement!
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