Griffin Expo

Worcester, MA
DCU Convention Center

August 23-24, 2017

Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County Convention Center

September 27-28, 2017

The path to a profitable season begins at the Griffin Expos

Improve your Margins

Come for the savings to improve your margins. The Expos are your destination for discounts and deals on must-have inputs for wholesale and retail.

Big Ideas

Stay for the big ideas to help your business thrive. Stock up on product knowledge, technical advice and winning strategies to drive your sales all year long.

New Products

Experience all that’s new for 2017. New products, new varieties and new vendors – see them for yourself at the Expos!

 

Specials

Take advantage of booking specials and promotions from the industry's leading manufacturers and producers!
  • Improve your margins and better your bottom line
  • Secure availability and most desirable ship weeks for popular varieties and programs

Get exclusive access to ExpoExtras™:
  • Exclusive day-of-show specials only for Expo attendees
  • Orders must be written at the Expo to qualify for ExpoExtra savings

Take the fast lane to success with Profit Parkway™:
  • For IGCs: retail-ready merchandising solutions to drive impulse and add-on sales
  • For growers: opportunities to streamline purchasing effi ciency for the coming season
  • Orders must be written at the Expo to qualify for Profi t Parkway savings

White Elephant

Enjoy huge savings on overstocks, closeouts and more at the Expo White Elephant sale. Sale opens at 8:00AM on Day 1. First come, first served—get there early for the best selection.


 
Education

Kick off the new season with big ideas, new product information and best practices to drive your business


Hot Topics in Pest Control

Speaker: Rick Yates, GGSPro Technical Support Manager

Brush up on the latest in new products and pest- and disease-management strategies. Hear evaluations on how recent introductions have performed for growers in real-world applications. Qualifies for pesticide credits.

How To Fight Foliar Diseases

By popular demand, we’ve added a second seminar from GGSPro!
Speaker: Speaker: Rick Yates, GGSPro Technical Support Manager

Take a deep dive into prevention and control of foliar diseases including Botrytis, Rhizoctonia, fungal and bacterial leaf spots, mildews and more. Get detailed rotation strategies, cultural best practices and practical prevention tips for growers at every level. Qualifies for pesticide credits.


Meet Your Future Favorites: New Varieties for 2017-18

Speaker: Jeanne Svob, Live Goods Business Manager

Get the inside track on the year’s best new introductions. Seed and vegetative annuals, perennials, edibles and more.


Seminar: Beyond the Plants: The Magical Mad Potter Tour

Speaker: John Johnston, Retail Education Manager

Discover custom looks in containers, planting vessels and more to differentiate your store in the important container-gardening category. Gain inspiration for your potting center with real-world examples from forward-thinking IGCs.


Seminar: New Products for Growers and Retailers, from HC Companies

Speaker: HC Companies

Preview HC’s newest container designs for 2018, including “marbled” and “weathered wood” designs. Learn about new sizes and trial results for HC’s EcoGrow products — now certified organic by the USDA!


Seminar: What is Water Hammer and How to Prevent It, from Dosatron

Speaker: Lela Kelly, Vice President of Dosatron International

Learn how to prevent water hammer from damaging your Dosatrons, whether it be with a garden hose, or automatic solenoid valves. Lela will share correct installation and maintenance practices to keep your Dosatrons running perfectly!


On-Site Experts

Connect face-to-face with industry experts! Ask questions; get answers, tips and advice catered to your unique needs and interests

  • The GGSPro team is available to field your questions
  • Representatives on hand from more than 150 manufacturers, breeders and young-plant producers
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of all that’s new for 2018
    • New products from current vendors
    • New vendors and expanded product categories
    • New and improved plant varieties


 

New Products

Be among the first to experience all that's new for 2018 at the Expos! New products, new varieties and new vendors-we've got them all!

New products from current vendors
  • The HC Companies and Dosatron are just two exhibitors with new products you won't want to miss
New vendors and expanded product categories
  • The Expos are also a great place to discover new vendors and expanded product categories
  • Our retail division will debut several exciting category extensions for gift and holiday
New and improved plant varieties
  • Stop by the Griffin booth, as well as the booths of our vendor partners, to see some of the terrific new varieties you heard about in media coverage of California Spring Trials and Cultivate


Drawings and Door Prizes

Win big with door prizes, drawings and raffles for Expo attendees! Opportunities available from Griffin and select vendors. Stay tuned for more details.




Expo Schedule

Day 1
8:00AMWhite Elephant opens
9:00AMTrade show opens
9:30-10:00AMSeminar: Dosatron (in booth)
10:30-11:00AMSeminar: HC Companies (in booth)
11:30AM-2:00PMLunch
3:00-4:00PMSeminar: Hot Topics in Pest Control
(Rick Yates)
4:30PMDoor prizes announced
5:00PMTrade show closes
5:00-6:30PMCustomer/vendor appreciation reception
Day 2
8:00AMTrade show opens
8:30-9:00AMSeminar: HC Companies (in booth)
9:30-10:00AMSeminar: Beyond the Plants: The Magical Mad Potter Tour
(John Johnston, in booth)
9:30-10:00AMSeminar: Meet Your Future Favorites: New Varieties for 2017-18
(Jeanne Svob)
11:30-1:30PMLunch
1:30-2:30PMSeminar: How to Fight Foliar Diseases
(Rick Yates)
2:30PMDoor prizes announced
3:00PMTrade show closes

 

Bus Packages

Overnight Packages Include
  • Round-trip transportation to the Griffin Expo
  • Hotel accommodations for up to two people
  • Food and beverages on the bus and at the show
  • Transportation to the show Thursday Morning

Maine Overnight

August 23
  • 6:30 am Pick up at the Park & Ride at the junction of 395 & I-95 in Bangor, across from the Ramada Inn
  • 7:45 am Pick up at Walmart on Main Street, Waterville off exit 130 of I-95
  • 9:00 am Pick up at Griffin, 50 West Gray Road, Gray
  • 10:00 am Pick up at the Park & Ride off exit 19 (I-95 in Wells)
  • 12:30 pm Arrive at Expo
August 24
  • 7:30 am Depart hotel to Expo
  • 3:00 pm Depart the Expo
  • 5:00 pm Drop-off at the Park & Ride in Wells
  • 6:00 pm Drop-off at Griffin
  • 7:15 pm Drop-off at Walmart
  • 8:30 pm Drop-off at the Park & Ride in Bangor

Auburn Overnight

August 23
  • 6:00 am Pick up at the Canandaigua Park & Ride (NYS Thruway Exit 44)
  • 7:15 am Pick up at Barone Gardens
  • 6214 South Bay Road, Cicero
  • 1:00 pm Arrive at Expo
August 24
  • 7:30 am Depart hotel to Expo
  • 3:00 pm Depart Expo
  • 7:45 pm Drop off at Barone Gardens
  • 9:00 pm Drop off at the Canandaigua Park & Ride (NYS Thruway Exit 44)

Schenectady Overnight

August 23
  • 6:30 am Pick up at Wade Tours
  • 797 Burdeck St., Schenectady
  • 7:15 am Pick up at Defreetsville Park & Ride Route 4/Troy Rd. (South of Rte 43)
  • 9:45 am Arrive at Expo
August 24
  • 7:30 am Depart hotel to Expo
  • 3:30 pm Depart Expo
  • 5:45 pm Drop off at Defreetsville Park & Ride
  • 6:45 pm Arrive at Wade Tours

Hotels

MA Expo Hotel

Check-in and Check-out
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
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PA Expo Hotel

Check-in and Check-out
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
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