GCC announces ‘Planning Around an Uncertain Covid future’ webinar

Garden centre in Thunder Bay, Canada.

MILTON, Canada: Trade association Garden Centres Canada (GCC) is pleased to invite ornamentals growers and garden retailers from around the world to join a webinar that will help you learn from the experience of others and define the right path for your own business as you recover from the business effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ‘Planning Around an Uncertain Covid future’ webinar discussion is scheduled for Tuesday 8 September at 11:00am in Eastern Time (US and Canada).

In the session, Charlie will discuss the COVID impacts on the green industry seen to date and the likely scenarios going forward including the shape of the economic recovery. Garden centres have experienced an exceptional sales season this past spring. The question now is; will this continue in the future? Will consumers keep coming to the proverbial well? Will they deem garden centres as essential?

Dr. Hall will incorporate his economic crystal ball in answering these and other questions on your mind!

Dr. Hall was the keynote speaker at the first annual GCC Summit and the ‘Supporting Growers Coming out of the Covid-19 Crisis’ webinar held by AIPH/FCI on 30 June. His enthusiasm, passion and knowledge is inspirational.

Dr. Charlie Hall grew up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina. Although an economist by training, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the Texas A&M University and also holder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture.

His major areas of specialisation include innovative management and marketing strategies, financial analysis and benchmarking, and the situation/outlook for nursery and greenhouse crops. He is an invited speaker at numerous regional, national, and international meetings of various industry-related associations and organizations.

Throughout COVID-19 he was very active in speaking daily on zoom calls and webinars to industry associations all around the country from different sectors in the green industry, collecting benchmarking data from growers and retailers.

This webinar will be free to provincial association/CNLA members, or $30 plus HST for non-members – upon registration Anne Kadwell will contact non-members for payment.

Register today!


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