Portland, Oregon – According to companies presented at the Oregon Convention Center at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Aug. 18-20, the 2021 Farwest Show was a worthwhile investment for their business.
More than 3,500 childcare industry professionals – including farmers, retailers, suppliers, landscape experts, and others – participated in exhibitions, including trade fairs, educational seminars, social events, exhibitions, and more.
“People had a chance to get together,” said Allan Nimi, director of the show. “When we meet face to face, our industry thrives. We recognize that these are special occasions, and we appreciate all those who have contributed to the Far West show.
Farrest has included 49 new exhibitions this year. Among them were domestic plant cascade tropics (Snohomish, Washington), plant hangers, the soul of the party (Tustin, California), solid materials suppliers, farmers’ defenses (Watsenville, California), wholesale manufacturer Brendan Family Farms (Lebanon, Oregon) and solid goods. . Zido Innovator (Canon Beach, Oregon) brought the new Gar-N-hook tool to the show.
The device can be used to easily load or move childcare containers, making it ideal for both kindergarten retailers to use and sell. The owner of the company, Joe Acton, wrote many orders from across the country, from northwest to New Jersey to Florida.
It was the end of the season, so I doubted that the show would work for us, as our production was moving in the spring and summer. “But this was our first show, and I was amazed at what we were selling to customers across the country. I trample on myself, because I was so close to not coming here. That was a mistake. ”
Anna Busse, a representative of the wholesale plant cascade Tropics trade show, found special interest in lush indoor plants. “Looking at the whole context, we are happy with your choice. We weren’t sure if people would come out. ” “It was really busy every Wednesday and Thursday.”
For cascades, it was a lush, green herb that made a difference. “People can see plants in person,” says Busse. “[If they had] I only saw them on our availability list, I don’t know if they are interested in them. Sometimes the plants on our website do not represent their physical appearance. ”
Kaz Cosiolek and Ian Nabal, trade fair representatives with the Garment Farmers’ Defense, said they had heavy traffic to their booths during the three days. They sell hats, gloves, masks and other protective equipment to farmers and gardeners. “We had a great experience as an exhibition for the first time,” says Cosiolek. We are very pleased with the participants, exhibitions and buyers. It was really great to have business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships with the industry. I really think we got our money on the show. ”
Derry and Cilia Braden were exhibiting for the first time with Brendan Family Farms, a wholesale producer in Lebanon, Oregon. They are not only for the West Persia but also for the nursery industry. “We’ve had a great time connecting with people, getting to know people in the nursery industry and making connections,” says Derry. We were able to place orders, build our contact list and make some sales.
Makram Hangers presenter Kevin Hussein, another trade show with the party Sol, had another good experience.
“Everything was fine, from logistics to booth building,” he said. I can’t wait until I come back next year… We did more than we expected. We were at the right time, in the right place. It was great to see people in person and get that interaction back.
Unexpectedly, just before the summit began, Oregon Governor Kate Brown launched a nationwide mask. “This was a challenge,” said Oan Executive Director Jeff Stone. The Oregon Department of Agriculture helped us to find the right mask for a scene we had previously given to attendees or exhibitions. Thanks to their partnership and support, we have been able to put on a safe show. ”
The next edition of the Farwest Show will be held Wednesday, Friday, August 24-26, 2022 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. “We can’t wait until next year to return,” said Ian Nabal, a farmer who defends hard goods.
The Oregon Child Care Association (OAN) in Wilsonville represents more than 700 wholesalers, retailers, equipments and suppliers. Oregon’s ornamental horticulture industry is one of the state’s largest agricultural producers, with annual sales of $ 1 billion. Oregon’s childcare industry is a business sector. About 80% of the seedlings grown in Oregon are exported outside the state. For information, visit www.oan.org or call 503-682-5089.
The largest green industry trade fair in the West is produced by the Farmer Show, an organization that represents and serves the needs of the ornamental garden industry (OAN). Any income recognized by OAN will be re-introduced into the industry through education, research, market support and government relations. At the 2021 Farwest Show, August 18-20, visit www.FarwestShow.com or call 503-682-5089.