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2020 Canadian Greenhouse Conference Pivots to Virtual Program


June 4, 2020
By Canadian Greenhouse Conference

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO – The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) announced its decision to cancel the show’s trade show component and offer a select number of virtual speaker sessions this fall.

“The cancellation of the physical conference is disappointing but it had become apparent that the CGC would not be able to provide the robust conference experience that growers, exhibitors and speakers had come to expect over the show’s 40 year history nor could we assure a healthy and safe environment” explained CGC Board Chair, Steve Droog.

Originally planned for October 7 and 8, 2020 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, organizers have decided to table the majority of their speaker sessions for 2020, due to factors resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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While not a replacement for the 2020 conference, the virtual program, slated for the original conference dates, will provide support for growers and the industry with timely, innovative information.

This year’s conference theme “Beyond 2020” is all the more appropriate as the CGC looks forward to hosting members of the greenhouse community in person again in 2021. More details on this year’s virtual program will be released as they become available.

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is a not-for-profit corporation and Canada’s foremost event and connection point for commercial growers of crops produced in a controlled environment. The conference attracts growers from across North America, gathers experts from around the world and showcases innovative production techniques, research, products and technology.