Frequently Asked Questions



Garden Center magazine is the leading industry trade publication serving independent garden center retailers in North America. Garden Center is known for providing relevant, timely and engaging content in every issue, with a focus on topics leaders need to thrive, including management, marketing, meeting consumer demands, trends and merchandising. With a suite of services – including monthly print and digital editions, daily news updates, virtual conferences, news, product e-newsletters and a newly launched Executive Summit – Garden Center provides business owners with the research, insight and analysis to help them grow their companies.

Information regarding the Executive Summit schedule will be available soon.

Information on our 2020 speaking staff will be made available in the coming weeks.

There are four ways to register.

  1. Online: Click here
  2. By Phone: Call 800.456.0707 (or 216.393.0300) and ask to register for the Garden Center Executive Summit
  3. By Mail: Complete a registration form and mail with payment (checks made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) to 5811 Canal Road Valley View, OH 44125.
  4. By Fax: Complete a registration form and fax with credit card information to 216.525.0515.

Please Note: Garden Center Executive Summit is the educational conference for owners, executives and managers of independent garden centers in North America. All independent garden center representatives are welcome and encouraged to attend. Due to the nature of the event, limited sponsor opportunities are available, and only sponsoring supplier representatives are eligible to register and attend. If you have a question on sponsorship or any questions about attending please call 800-456-0707 to speak with a conference representative or e-mail conference@gie.net

Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail. Bring this confirmation letter with you to the conference.

GIE Media accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Checks and money orders (made payable to GIE Media, Inc.) are also accepted. Please do not send cash with mail-in registrations. Checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars and from a U.S. bank.

Yes. On-site registrations are accepted on a space available basis.

All cancellations must be made in writing and either faxed or e-mailed to Garden Center Executive Summit. Voice mails will not be accepted. Cancellations received prior to January 20, 2020 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Please see your confirmation email for further information. The Garden Center Executive Summit reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration or instructor emergency. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if this occurs.

A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if the cancellation is received by January 20, 2020. No refunds will be issued after January 20, 2020, or for no-shows. A full refund of registration fees only will be issued if the show is cancelled due to insufficient registrations or instructor emergency.

Attendees can notify the show at any time that another individual will attend the conference in their place.

Name badge and show materials will be available for pick up at the conference registration desk.

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