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GROW Executive Summit Gathers Future-Ready Leaders Across All Controlled-Environment Grower Sectors

 The GROW Executive Summit will bring together thought leaders from across the controlled-environment specialty crop spectrum for two days of education, discussion, and high-impact networking to tackle the most critical issues facing greenhouse operations. It takes place December 7 to 8 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in North Carolina. 

“GROW has served as the only forum for greenhouse grower leaders for more than a decade, and it’s a forum for idea exchange, relationship building, and real-talk about business challenges,” says Janeen Wright, Conference Chair. “Unlike other events, GROW Executive Summit facilitates strategic discussions about forward-looking topics.” 

GROW Executive Summit is the premier venue for workable business management and operational insights. Attendees can expect actionable education, market knowledge, innovative technologies, and a range of networking opportunities.  

GROW Executive Summit looks at the immediate issues impacting your business, and the intermediate: a five-year forecast. Content focuses on the ultimate, which is a playbook for future-ready leaders. Finally, as technology drives progress, the GROW Executive Summit will explore the emerging: catalysts for a tech-driven company.  

Delegates and supporters at the event can expect to: 

  • Refresh their 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 all market sectors. 
  • Gain inspiration from an engaging program that blends panel discussions, audience participation, and interactive presentations. 
  • Meet and learn from leaders of other industries who will introduce their innovations and systems.  

As delegates reconvene at this much needed in-person event, they can be sure to gather in a safe environment with the Safe Event Protocol that will be in effect for GROW Executive Summit.  “As we emerge from the pandemic, now is the time to gather with other senior- and executive-level leaders across all sectors,” says Janeen. “This is a chance to build your greenhouse operational playbook to gain an edge from technology, innovation, product, operations, and business management perspectives.”   

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For more than a decade, the GROW Initiative has served as the only forum for leaders across the greenhouse grower sector, providing a platform for exchanging ideas and addressing business challenges. The initiative, formed in 2011, gathers innovative growers, industry suppliers, researchers, and allied industry members. GROW partners convene to address major industry drivers and to set priorities for the coming year. 


Greenhouse Grower and represent the best interests of the commercial controlled environment growing industry with a focus on the knowledge and tools to sustain and enhance the sector’s vitality and profitable growth. Our readers are growers of ornamental crops, greenhouse vegetables, cannabis, hemp, and other floriculture crops. 


Meister Media Worldwide offers business solutions designed to cultivate a sustainable world through the power of knowledge. It accomplishes this through a host of integrated print, digital and data product offerings, and a variety of in-person events with a singular focus: to further specialized agriculture globally. In addition, its business services division utilizes Meister Media’s wealth of knowledge, combined with the latest technology, to develop strategic business services from concept planning through development and delivery. An industry leader, Meister Media’s mission is to be your trusted partner, empowering the business of global agriculture to grow a better world. With headquarters in Willoughby, Ohio, Meister Media Worldwide was founded in 1932 and operates out of offices throughout the United States and around the world. 

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