About Garden Center Executive Summit

The Garden Center Executive Summit is the educational conference for owners, executives and managers of independent garden centers in North America who want to engage on topics not addressed anywhere else to learn, grow together and move the industry forward. Collaborate with the best and brightest minds in the industry in solutions-based sessions on topics such as engaging staff and creating a culture that inspires, meeting the evolving needs of consumers today and strategies and technologies that can make your garden center lean and efficient. Leave with actionable ideas that you can implement at your business.

Dynamic industry leaders who comprise the Garden Center Executive Summit Advisory Board help to develop the in-depth educational program, which is the focus of the event. The conference will be supported by a group of sponsors dedicated to helping independent garden centers, and the industry, thrive.

The event includes a mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions and roundtable breakout sessions, in addition to opportunities to network during the conference each year. The Executive Summit will celebrates businesses on Garden Center magazine’s Top 100 Independent Garden Centers List, companies that together have an average $1.2 billion sales volume and operate nearly 300 locations.

This event is solely focused on the success of independent garden centers, to provide an opportunity for leaders in the market to gather, strategize and network in one place.