Equip yourself for success at GrowQuip 2016 – the major new international conference, dinner and exhibition brought to you by Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA)

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Key sponsors support new industry event as first conference speakers announced and exhibition stand sales escalate

Friday 27,2016,Nairobi.Interest levels are exceeding expectations for GrowQuip 2016 as more sponsors add their weight of support, the first key-note speakers are announced and exhibition spaces continue to sell well at the major new international conference and exhibition brought to you by CHA.

GrowQuip 2016 is the cross-industry commercial horticultural conference focusing on the key issues facing growers of fruit, vegetables, salads and ornamentals, and will take place for the first time in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire from 26-27 October 2016.

Bulrush Horticulture and Hortifeeds are the latest leading horticulture enterprises to support GrowQuip as event sponsors alongside XL Horticulture, PG Horticulture and More People. They are joined by the trade organisations, Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

The two day event at Stratford Manor Hotel encompasses a themed conference programme –Equip yourself for success– which will bring together the best brains in horticulture to provide growers with help in overcoming some of the common problems they face in the day to day running of their businesses.

An exciting roll-call of speakers is currently being unveiled, with confirmed names presenting at the conference including:  Jane King, Chief Executive Officer of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB); Marshall Dirks, US-based Marketing Director of Proven Winners; and James Simpson, Managing Director of Adrian Scripps, leading top fruit growers from Kent with state of the art packing technology as featured on BBC’s Country file.

A number of other speakers will be announced over the coming weeks covering a wide spectrum from across the industry including a leading supermarket through to independent UK technology specialists and leading young plant growers.

Allied to the conference programme is an exhibition, where conference attendees will be able to view the latest products and services available to commercial growers from major suppliers to horticulture.  Stand sales are going extremely well to date and potential participants are encouraged to book now to avoid disappointment as numbers are strictly limited for this element of the event.

The first day culminates in a networking dinner with an intriguing and truly unique after dinner speaker – certainly not to be missed! On day two, the exhibition will also be open free of charge to all growers. A new introduction to the second-day of the event will see a number of free seminars available to all attendees.

CHA Chairman Pat Flynn comments:  “GrowQuip 2016 is a cross-industry commercial horticultural conference which provides ideas, diversity and possibly solutions which maybe come from a different growing sector to your own – equipping you for success, equipping you for the future.”

And in the year the world commemorates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon is the town to visit in 2016. Excursions for delegates and/or their partners can be arranged to tour Shakespeare’s birthplace, pay respects at his grave at Holy Trinity Church or simply explore the beautiful Warwickshire town he called home.

A two day conference and dinner package, including accommodation with breakfast and lunch, is just £259+VAT and exhibition costs start at just £555+VAT.

CHA members receive a 10% discount on delegate packages or exhibition bookings. Further sponsorship packages are also available on request.

Contact Pat Flynn or Stuart Booker for details and to book your places at the conference, dinner or your exhibition presence. E-mail Pat@cha-hort.com  or Stuart@cha-hort.com  or visit www.cha-hort.com/growquip.html

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