New England Grows is coming to Boston this February with great deals, ideas and solutions to help green businesses stay at the top of their game in 2011. From Feb. 2 through Feb. 4, the Northeast’s largest green industry educational conference and exposition will be at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Thousands of Green Industry professionals have already signed up to participate and show organizers report attendance numbers are tracking well ahead of this time last year.

Green Industry professionals are encouraged to register before Jan. 15 for $39 per person. Admission is reduced to $30 when four or more people from the same company sign up. After January 15, the price of admission increases to $55 per person.

The “early bird” registration rate is just the beginning of the cost savings and great deals available at New England Grows. The world-class exposition features 600 of the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing a wide range of the latest products, resources and solutions, including show specials found only at New England Grows.

Educational sessions aimed directly at diversification and staying competitive in this economy include the latest information on insect and disease management, sustainable practices, new plant introductions, as well as business management, customer communications and digital marketing.

New this year is “Garden Center Success” — a seminar tailored to the unique needs of garden center professionals. Retail experts Anne Obarski, John Karseeboom, and Ken Lain are headline speakers at this intensive day-long session on Feb. 2. Advance registration is required for this new seminar.

The recently redesigned New England Grows website features many new resources, including a great online tool called MyGrows planner. After registering for the conference at, participants can take advantacge of all that New England Grows has to offer by strategically planning their trip in advance.

For more information on registration, sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, visit or call 508-653-3009.