August 22-24, Portland

US (OR): Networking opportunities at 2018 Farwest Show

The 2018 Farwest Show, August 22–24 in Portland, Oregon, will offer two great networking opportunities for key segments of the industry. The Emergent Networking Event focuses on the young nursery professional. Women in Horticulture event gives women in the industry a forum for connection and sharing.

The Emergent Networking Event, sponsored by Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc., takes place from 3:30–5 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 in VIP Room B on the second floor). Emergent brings together the industry’s best and brightest professionals under 40 to network, establish new relationships and build a brighter future for the green industry. Originating seven years ago with a handful of eager, talented young individuals, Emergent: A Group for Growing Professionals now boasts more than 3,500 of the nation’s brightest young minds in horticulture. Extending the event beyond Farwest, participants will be able to network online on Emergent’s Facebook page. Attendance is free.

Women in Horticulture is scheduled from 3:30–5 p.m. Thursday, August 23, also in VIP Room B. This networking event gives women across the industry and nation an opportunity to make new connections, expand business networks and grow careers through shared experiences. This year’s event follows industry expert Leslie Halleck’s education session, “Women in Horticulture: Maximize Your Power as a Woman in the Workforce.” Women in Horticulture will celebrate the significant, distinct and essential roles that women pursue in the horticulture industry. Attendance is free.

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After-hours networking
Farwest Happy Hour, sponsored by Anderson Pots, will take place at the close of the show’s first day, from 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 in Lobby A in the Oregon Convention Center. Attendance is free to all Farwest participants. Beer and wine will be served from a no-host bar. Free appetizers will be provided. Exhibitor booth awards, including the Ted Van Veen Best of Show winner, will be presented during the event.

The ever-popular Pub Crawl, sponsored by Leonard Adams Insurance, takes place on Thursday, August 23 with three stops, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave., Portland. The first 50 people to the White Owl will receive a free beverage. Light appetizers will be provided. The second stop takes place at Pips & Bounce, 833 SE Belmont St., at 7 p.m. The last stop on the crawl will be the Loyal Legion Pub, 710 SE 6th Ave., at 8:30 p.m.

The Farwest Show’s official “beer sherpas” will depart between 5:15–5:30 p.m. from the show office (Room C120, Oregon Convention Center), to guide participants to the White Owl Social Club via the Portland Streetcar local transit. The Pub Crawl is open and free to all Farwest participants.

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Complete details on the 2018 Farwest Show can be found at

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