Jun 21, 2024
Griffin Expo’s keynote speaker is announced

Griffin Greenhouse Supplies recently announced the keynote speaker for this year’s Reno and New Jersey Expos.

Charles (Charlie) Hall, professor & Ellison chair in international floriculture at Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speaker at both Expos. He is nationally recognized in academia and among the horticultural clientele he serves, Hall is set to inspire and enlighten us with his insights and vision.

Hall currently serves as the chief economist for AmericanHort and co-chair of the Advisory Council of Seed Your Future. He is former president and past-president of the board of directors for America in Bloom. He received the Paul Ecke, Jr. award from the Society of American Florists for professional contributions to the floral industry and the Porter Henegar Memorial Award from the Southern Nursery Association for significant contributions to ornamental horticulture research and to the Southern Nursery Association.

He is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and has received TNLA’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Nursery Industry. He is also a member of the Hall of Fame and Honorary Lifetime Member of the Tennessee Nursery and Landscape Association. Dr. Hall has received Texas A&M University’s Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching and the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Student Counseling and Relations.

Keynote Address

  • Topic: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Horticulture – Trends for Growers, Retailers, and Manufacturers
  • Date: Aug. 28, 2024 and Sept. 25, 2024
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Venue: Griffin Expo – Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada and New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, New Jersey

Why You’ll Want to Attend

Charlie will delve into the main drivers of our current green industry situation, how our economy has been as resilient as it has, why in spite of increased wages and economic growth, consumers still perceive the opposite, and what has to happen for folks to feel like times are good again. Finally, what does all of this mean for the future green industry sales?

This is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from one of the leading minds in the industry, network with peers, and be inspired to take your own business to the next level.