Jul 6, 2016
There’s an App for ThatBy Tim Hodson

Are you headed to Cultivate’16 in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend?

If you are, then you might want to check out the new (and free) app that the folks at AmericanHort are offering to attendees.

The Cultivate’16 app will keep you up to date on everything that is happening during the four-day conference and three-day trade show.

The app is available right now and it lets users plan their schedule ahead of time and then navigate the show once you get to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Just a reminder, Cultivate’16 will take place beginning this Saturday, July 9, and run through next Tuesday, July 12.

The Cultivate’16 app puts all of the show information literally at your fingertips including: information on the sessions and speakers; links to the session handouts; an up-to-date exhibitor list; conference and trade show schedules; information on important industry initiatives; details on the different networking events taking place; social media links; and ideas on how to “Experience Columbus.”

The Cultivate’16 app is available for download for both iPhone and Android users by going to your App store and searching “Cultivate.” You can also learn more about the app by visiting www.cultivate16.org/App.

If you haven’t registered yet to attend Cultivate’16, what are you waiting for? Here’s the link to the registration page.

And when you get to Columbus, don’t forget to stop by booth #1501 — that’s where you’ll find the team from GPN and Lawn & Garden Retailer. Be sure to stop by and say “Hi!”

— Tim

 

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Tim Hodson

Tim Hodson is the editorial director of GPN and Big Grower. He can be reached at [email protected]



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