#DevExPhilly Networking Opportunities
WF&FSA Road Trip
Wednesday, July 31 | 8:15 AM – 6:00 PM
Join other #DevExPhilly attendees on a Philly-area road trip designed to help you connect with your industry peers and grow your network!
Let’s hop on the bus and view the floral industry from a few perspectives – wholesale, greenhouse, and florist. Limited attendance so register early – this Road Trip has an additional charge of $100 per person.
|Stop 1:||Kremp Florist|
|Kremp Florist is the Philadelphia region's largest florist located in Willow Grove. In the flower business for over 60 years, the Kremp family provides a personal shopping experience for flowers and unique gifts sent anywhere worldwide.
|Stop 2:||Delaware Valley Floral Group Supplies|
On the road trip we will learn about DV’s hub and spoke distribution system beginning with a stop to their 75,000 sq foot Supply/Hardgoods warehouse in West Deptford, NJ. This warehouse contains approximately 4,000 items that are available for next day delivery to customers in our distribution network.
|Stop 3:||Arizona East Growers|
|Dan and his team will give DevEx participants a tour of their greenhouses, explain the process from start to finish including growing, arrangements, production and shipping. They specialize in their digital tracking via barcode, so Arizona East can track a customer’s order through every stage of the process.
|Stop 4:||Lucas Greenhouses|
|George Lucas will lead participants through a brief history of Lucas Greenhouses and a tour of the greenhouses, showcase their unique production barn with production line, and explain the various irrigation methods used on the property. Participants will get to see a wide range of plants and flowers currently in production at Lucas, including summer hanging baskets, fall plants such as mums and asters, and the beginning stages of poinsettia growth for the holiday season.
|Stop 5:||Delaware Valley Floral Group|
|Later in the afternoon, we will visit DV’s main headquarters in Sewell, NJ. We will tour the main floral processing areas, which features approximately 100,000 square feet of refrigerated space and the guided tours will explain the process of order fulfillment and delivery to customers via our nine distribution centers.
Wednesday, July 31 | Starting at 7:00 PM
Mix and mingle with the 2019 #DevExPhilly attendees and enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres.
Historical Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, August 1 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Although it may not always be sunny in Philadelphia, the city is steeped with American history and is the perfect backdrop for DevEx attendees to continue networking and building relationships while exploring the City of Brotherly Love! Using their mobile devices, teams will track down and unlock challenges located across Philadelphia encouraging communication, problem-solving, time management & leadership skills.
This event is included in your registration costs, and will be the perfect way to wrap up your own Development Experience! We’ll make a stop at a uniquely-Philly dinner location along the way. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and walking shoes for this fun event