PORTLAND, USA: Nationally-renowned transformation consultant and trainer Greg Bell will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, producers of the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) have announced.
“Greg is an electrifying speaker who connects with people and inspires them,” said Heather Cyrus, events and education manager for the OAN. “He will provide unique ideas and lasting perspective that nursery industry professionals can take back to their companies to drive personal, professional and organizational improvement.”
The three-day trade show and conference takes place Wednesday, August 24 through Friday, August 26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. It will welcome and unify a broad swath of green industry professionals, including nursery and greenhouse growers, lawn and garden center retailers, landscaping professionals and designers, suppliers, service providers, students, researchers and many others.
Bell’s keynote presentation will open the show at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24. He will discuss how individuals and organisations can unleash their potential by adopting a high-performance mindset, and focusing their attention on their core values and the things that matter most.
Bell is a Certified Speaking Professional, which is the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association and the International Federation of Professional Speakers. Only 10 per cent of speakers have earned this designation. He holds degrees in political science and law from the University of Oregon, and has served as a consultant and trainer for nearly 500 organisations around the country.
Following Bell’s keynote presentation, the trade show floor will open from noon–5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24. It will be open from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, August 25 and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Conference seminars will run all three days starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the famous Farwest nursery tours will happen Tuesday, August 23.
Registration for the show and conference is live at www.farwestshow.com/register Discounted early bird prices for expo admission, nursery tours and educational seminar passes are available until July 31.
Attendees and exhibitors come from around the world to see Farwest and its host state of Oregon, which sold $1.19 billion in nursery material in the most recent year tabulated. The show floor will be packed with nearly 400 exhibiting companies, including wholesale growers, re-wholesalers, garden centers, landscape designers and service providers, allied service providers and suppliers, and more.
Complete details on events, daily schedules, speakers, and education for Farwest are posted at www.FarwestShow.com