February 20–22, 2019

The ultimate learning experience for landscape professionals,
by landscape professionals.

Join 400 ambitious landscape pros from around the country at the Hilton Denver City Center for this one-of-a-kind conference led by award-winning entrepreneur Marty Grunder and The Grow Group, along with some of the most successful leaders in the green industry. You’ll enjoy three days of innovative programming focused on real-world solutions to the challenges owners and their teams face, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lifescape Colorado, and a truly inspiring line-up of guest speakers.

There’s no other industry event quite like it!


In 25 years of green-industry involvement, I have never once come across a conference that delivers so much practical information. If you’re really serious about growing your company, I would beg, borrow, or steal the money needed and make this three-day commitment that will truly revolutionize the way you run your company.
— Jarod Hynson, Earth, Turf, & Wood Inc., Denver, PA

Set Your Year Up for Success


Our GROW! Conference provides owners and their teams with a great opportunity to take a step back from their day-to-day routines and really think about what changes they want to make in the year ahead to move their companies forward. Armed with the advice and inspiration of industry leaders, you’ll find yourself taking your business to new heights in 2019.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Three days of interactive presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions led by the best in the business

  • Programming tracks specially designed for owners, their right-hand men and women, and office managers

  • An all-access tour of Lifescape Colorado, including time with their management and team members

  • Proven strategies for attaining and retaining a winning green-industry workforce, maximizing sales, mastering finance, and streamlining operations

  • Numerous opportunities to network, learn, and have fun with industry VIPs, like-minded landscape pros, and some of the sharpest and most supportive people in the business

In addition to being home to Lifescape Colorado, Denver is a booming city filled with restaurants and nightlife for you to enjoy at day’s end. And the Hilton Denver City Center is located right in the middle of it all, with easy access to local attractions.


Event Details



When

February 20–22, 2019. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The conference starts at 1:30 p.m. that day and ends at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.


Where

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO  80202

The Hilton is located right in the heart of downtown. We have secured a special rate of $194 per night for standard rooms. This rate expires on January 29, 2019, but rooms may sell out before then—make your reservation now to guarantee yours. Reserve online here, or call 303.297.1300 and mention you’re attending GROW! 2019.


Travel Tips

The nearest airport is Denver International.


Dress Code

The dress code is business casual.


Dietary Restrictions

If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance so we can plan accordingly.


Registration


Reserve Your Spot Now

Standard Ticket: $1,195 per person

Includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and breakfast on Friday. Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included in the registration fee.



RECEIVE VIP TREATMENT

Register as a VIP and enjoy VIP privileges, including dinner at Lifescape Colorado CEO Michael Hupf’s home with Marty, Grow Group coaches, and conference speakers; front-of-the-room seating; exclusive networking opportunities; and a special gift.

VIP Ticket: $1,790 per person

Includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday, dinner on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included in the registration fee.
 


JOIN US ON THE SLOPES—OR IN THE SPA—AFTER THE CONFERENCE

Sign up for the VIP Ski Trip and join us as we head to Beaver Creek, Colorado, for two days of sport and relaxation following the conference. Whether you want to ski or kick back at the spa, you’ll enjoy one-on-one time with Marty and his team, unforgettable dinners, and a truly unique experience with a network of your peers.

VIP Ski Trip Ticket: $1,295 per person

Includes transportation from the Hilton Denver City Center to Beaver Creek on Friday, February 22; dinner on Friday and Saturday evening; and breakfast on Sunday morning. The closest airport to fly out of from the Ski Trip is Eagle County Regional Airport.

Paying in Installments

If you need to pay for your registration in installments, please call The Grow Group office at 1.866.478.6337 and we’ll try to accommodate you. You’ll need to provide a credit card number that we can process automatically on agreed-upon dates, and you must pay the entire balance before the event.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration more than 30 days before the event, we’ll refund your money, minus a processing fee of $125 per registration; alternatively, you may opt to have your registration fee credited to your account and redeem it for another offering provided by The Grow Group. No refunds or credits will be issued for any registration cancelled 30 days or less before the event. You may transfer your registration to a substitute participant at least five business days prior to the event. No refunds, credits, or additional transfers are available for a transferred registration. Credits must be used within 18 months of their issue date.

WEDNESDAY
February 20

We will post further details as they become available.

10 A.M.–1:30 P.M. 

Registration


1:30–2:15 P.M.

Welcome
Marty Grunder, President and CEO, The Grow Group and Grunder Landscaping Co.


2:15–2:30 P.M.

Break


2:30–3:15 P.M.

Breakout Session I

  • Building a Purpose-Driven Company

  • Designing Your Dashboard: The Financial and Efficiency Metrics You Need to Measure for Success: A Hands-On Workshop

  • The New Kids on the Block: Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent 


3:15–3:30 P.M.

Break


3:30–4:15 P.M.

Breakout Session II

  • Making Bank: How to Leverage Your Relationships with Lenders

  • Scaling Up: How Small Companies Grow Smartly

  • Sales Forecasting for Success


4:15–4:30 P.M.

Break


4:30–4:45 P.M.

What You’ll See Tomorrow at Lifescape Colorado
Marty Grunder and Michael Hupf, CEO and Owner, Lifescape Colorado


4:45–5 P.M.

Gravely Presentation


5 P.M.

Cocktail Reception


6 P.M.

Depart for Dine-Around


Thursday
February 21

7–8 A.M.

Breakfast


8:10 A.M.

Buses Depart for Tour of Lifescape Colorado


8:30–11:30 A.M.

Tour of Lifescape Colorado


11:30 A.M.

Buses Return to Hotel


NOON–1:15

Lunch


1:15–2 P.M.

Critique of Lifescape Colorado: What Would You Start, Stop, and Keep?


2–2:15 P.M.

Break


2:15–3 P.M.

Breakout Session III

  • Developing Your Vision Mission, and Core Values: A Hands-on Workshop

  • Let’s Meet! The Meetings You Need to Have, the Ones You Don’t, and How to Optimize Your Team’s Time Together

  • Marketing Magic: Seven Tricks to Reach Peak Impact


3–3:30 P.M.

Learning to Breathe


3:30–4:45 P.M.

The Frank Tank


5–6 P.M.

Cocktail Reception, Year in Review, and Award Ceremony


6:30 P.M.

VIP Dinner at Michael Hupf’s Home


Friday
February 22

7–8 A.M.

Breakfast


8–9 A.M.

Q-&-A with Jennifer Lemcke, COO, Weed Man USA


8:45–9 A.M.

Break


9–10:15

Keynote Address


10:15–10:30

Break


10:30–11 A.M.

GROW! 2020


11–11:30 A.M.

The Wrap-Up

GROW! 2019 Speakers


GROW! 2019 Sponsors

Join Us for Our VIP Ski Trip after the Conference

Following the conference, we’re heading to Beaver Creek, Colorado, for two days of fun in the snow and relaxation. Whether you want to ski or kick back at the spa, you’ll enjoy one-on-one time with Marty and his team, unforgettable dinners, and a truly unique experience with a group of your peers.

The VIP Ski Trip is $1,295 per person and includes transportation from the Hilton Denver City Center to Beaver Creek on Friday, February 22; dinner on Friday and Saturday evening; and breakfast on Sunday morning. The closest airport to fly out of from the Ski Trip is Eagle County Regional Airport.

Questions?

E-mail us at grow@growgroupinc.com or call The Grow Group office at 1.866.478.6337.