Adapt. Excel. Succeed.

December 7–8, 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina • Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

Adapt. Excel. Succeed.

December 7–8, 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina • Sheraton Charlotte Hotel

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Controlled environment greenhouse operations are evolving fast.

Who do you trust for business management strategies and operational insights that will position your business for tomorrow and beyond?

Greenhouse Grower presents the first-ever executive-level gathering for modern greenhouse operators across all sectors. It’s a fresh format: two days, coming together with a select group of your peers — owners and senior leaders of greenhouse businesses — all managing through similar challenges and looking for profitable opportunities.

Attendees at the GROW Executive Summit are active participants in the program. You’ll leave with creative new ideas real market insight, and a firm grasp of strategies and technologies that will advance your business.


Who’s Invited?

Executives in the controlled environment ornamental, vegetable, and cannabis greenhouse businesses. You’ll engage with senior-level managers and thought leaders who are invested in tackling what matters most to your operation.


For more than a decade, the Greenhouse Grower ℠ GROW Initiative has served as the industry’s leading forum for greenhouse grower leaders. GROW is a platform for idea exchange, relationship building, real talk about business challenges, and focused, strategic discussions about what’s coming down the pike.

The GROW Executive Summit takes this concept to the next level as the only venue in North America that brings together leaders across the entire controlled-environment specialty crop spectrum.

These thought leaders will gather for two days of education, discussion, and high-impact networking to help tackle the most critical issues facing today’s controlled-environment greenhouse operations.

Ready to GROW Together?

Coming out of a turbulent 24 months that only heightened interest and demand for the product you produce, now is the time to gather with other decision-makers who are innovating to advance their greenhouse businesses.

At GROW Executive Forum, you can expect to:

  • Refresh your focus and prepare for long-term strategic planning.
    Build strategies to thrive in the post-pandemic environment and beyond.
  • Convene with a select group of greenhouse executives across the full spectrum of production.
  • Gain inspiration from an engaging program that blends seminars, roundtables, open discussions, and face-to-face meetings.
  • Learn how your successful greenhouse industry peers operate and share your own insights.
  • Meet and learn from leaders of other industries who will introduce their innovations and systems so you can borrow concepts to add to your greenhouse playbook.

GROW Executive Summit Advisory Board

Chuck Buffington

Vice President of Sales, Berger

Todd Downing

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, BEST Human Capital and Advisory Group

Graham Farrar

CEO and Owner, Glass House Farms

Steve Garvey

Head Grower, Dallas Johnson Greenhouse

Casey Houweling

Owner, Houweling’s Tomatoes

Dr. Erico Mattos

Executive Director, GLASE

Marco Palma

Professor of Food and Resource Economics, Texas A&M University

Suzanne Quintero

CEO, ForwardGro

Art Van Wingerden

CEO and Co-Owner, Metrolina Greenhouses