Show Schedule/ Events

Show Schedule

Reserve your seat by Sept. 5th - REGISTER TODAY!


Pre-Show Charity Golf Tournament

• 6:30 am - 1:00 pm The Arett “Open” – to benefit Angel Flight, East.

7:30 am Shotgun At The Atlantic City Country Club

11 am Pre-Show Keynote & Brunch

• 11:00 am - 12:30 am Arett U Presents –The Art of The Big Sell. Stop Selling. Start Mobilizing! At the Atlantic City Convention Center - 4th Floor - Room 411/412

1 pm - 7 pm Show Hours Atlantic City Convention Center, Hall D

 • 1:00 pm - SHOW FLOOR OPENS - Atlantic City Convention Center - Hall D

 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Snacks on Show Floor – Our Traditional 6 ft. hoagies.

 • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Live Music by Eddie Morgan in dining room

 • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm – HAPPY HOUR on the Show Floor

 • 7:00 pm - Show closes for the day


8 am - 6 pm Show Hours. Atlantic City Convention Center - Hall D

 • 8:00 am – 9:00 am - Monday Morning Quarterback Breakfast– Ian Baldwin "5.5 Key Numbers Essential to Success" Atlantic City Convention Center - 4th Floor - Room 411. Brunch served for Keynote attendees. Sponsored by Scotts.

 • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Continental breakfast in Show Dining area - FREE!

 • 11:00 am – Giveaway Drawings

 • 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm – Lunch in the Show Dining area.

 • 6:00 pm - Show closes for the day

Don't forget to pick up your WRISTBANDS, ARETT CASINO PLAY VOUCHER, AND BRING YOUR DRINK TICKETS, Drop your chance to win into the bucket.

• 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm – FUN & GAMES DINNER EVENT AT THE TROPICANA HOTEL Grand Ballrooms - 1 floor above lobby


8 am - 3 pm Show Hours. Atlantic City Convention Center - Hall D

 • 8:00 am - SHOW OPENS - Atlantic City Convention Center - Hall D

 • 8:00 am - 11:00 am - Continental breakfast in Show Dining area- FREE!

 • 11:00 am – Doorbuster drawing in the Front of Bank

 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Lunch in the Show Dining area

 • 3:00 pm - Show closes. Thank you for coming. See you next year!


As one of America’s oldest and most prestigious golf clubs, Atlantic City Country Club has been home to many firsts, including being the "Birth place of the Birdie." The Course has a tradition of fast and firm greens with uncompromising playing conditions and its bayside setting is reminiscent of the historic links in Scotland and Ireland. Now is your opportunity to walk in the footsteps of champions on the legendary golf course named the #1 Public/Daily Fee golf Course in the state of New Jersey. Steeped in history and tradition, the Atlantic City Country Club was the birthplace of The PGA Senior Tour and hosted the PGA Inaugural Seniors Tournament in 1980 won by Don January. It has also been the site of several other major events including the 1901 USGA Amateur and the USGA Women’s Opens in 1948, 1965, and 1975 – won by “Babe” Zaharias, Carol Mann and Sandra Palmer.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Atlantic City Country Club
One Leo Fraser Drive
Northfield, NJ 08225

A portion of the proceeds benefits Angel Flight, East Contributions to Angel Flight East are voluntary.

There is no Entry fee. Shotgun Format.

Tournament Schedule: 

• 6:30 am - 
Shuttle Departs from The Tropicana and Sheraton Hotels.

• 7:00 am - 
Check-in, Continental Breakfast, open putting greens & driving range

• 7:30 am - 
Shotgun Start

• 12:00 pm - 
Awards Lunch at the Atlantic City Country Club

• 1:00 pm - 
Return bus departs Golf course for Tropicana Hotel

Please sign up early for the 12th Annual Arett Open as play is limited to 144. It’s a lot of fun: We have TEE BUSTERS and other games to add interest to the game with Closest to the PIN, Longest Drive, and Hole in One Awards! Only two staff per retailer per foursome. You will be paired with other retailers, manufacturers or Arett staff.

About the Charity

Angel Flight East is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of volunteer pilots, ground volunteers and a small staff dedicated to serving the community.

"The mission of Angel Flight East is to provide free air transportation to qualified patients and their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas, and reuniting families during desperate times."

We provide free air transportation for seriously ill patients who need to get to treatment far from home. Our pilots fly them to the medical facilities needed for their evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of their medical conditions free of charge.

Founded in 1992, in response to community needs after Hurricane Andrew, local pilots formed Angel Flight East as a non profit. We flew 17 missions during that first year and have continued to grow the service each year. With more than 425 volunteer pilots, based in 22 states, over 750 missions were coordinated last year.


Keynotes & Seminars

Speaker: Lisa Copeland

"The Art of the Big Sell. Stop Selling. Start Mobilizing."

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Location: Atlantic City Convention Center, Fourth Floor, Rooms 411/412

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Keynote brunch
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Presentation

Key Points:

In today’s “on-demand” world– we need a new approach to success – we need to rethink how we do business, and try new methods of expanding our customer base. Lisa Copeland’s “The Art of the Big Sell” will inspire you to get out there and start building an army of champions for your store and your brand. With her dynamic personal style and deep insights into sales, Lisa will share her successes by teaching us about how to “clarify our purpose, simplify our path, and execute our plans for success”, as well as how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. You will walk away from this talk with at least 5 steps toward success you can take immediately!

About the Speaker: Lisa’s energy and intelligence will immediately engage you. As a former award-winning automobile dealer, that not only “Crushed” world sales records and broke a few glass ceilings along the journey, she has the credibility and business acumen – and a bit of Texas sizzle– to set an exciting tone for your experience at the Arett Open House.

With passion and expertise in sales and marketing, her success story has been featured in prominent publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Marie Claire, Bloomberg and Automotive News. Her client list is vast but includes Google, Subaru N.A, Dell, State Farm, Bank of America, H&R Block and many more.

Lisa formed Global Enterprises –a business growth coaching, consulting and executive education firm and is co-author of Crushing Mediocrity- 10 Ways to Rise above the Status Quo.



"5.5 Key Numbers Essential to Success"

Speaker: Ian Baldwin

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

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Time:  8:00am – 9:00am
Place: Atlantic City Convention Center, Fourth Floor, Room 411

Light breakfast served in pre-function area of Room 411 starting at 7:15 AM

Key Points:

Ian will outline the five key numbers (well, five and a half) that he sees winning garden retailers using day in, day out to "beat the street" while still having fun!"

Now that most garden and home retailers have a POS system, data can be available every minute on every aspect of the company, from buying strategies to performance reviews. But if anything, today's retailers have less office time, not more(!) to actually use all this data. Unless you are going to invest in extra staff to track and analyze all the data, it just puts more work on the same people. 

So how do owners and managers decide which data points matter most?

  • Which numbers are essential to track and use for the best business decisions while still running a team and serving customers?
  • Which data is "interesting" but not critical? 
  • Which metrics are just for a rainy day (or a numbers nerd)?

(Attendees can bring along their key numbers to compare with Ians!")

About the Speaker: Retail business consultant Ian Baldwin was born in England and has worked in the nursery industry since he was 16, holding a BSC in Horticulture and an MBA from England. He has lived in California since 1986 and is an American citizen.

For over 30 years Ian has consulted for the best L&G companies in N. America and Europe on store-planning, merchandising, “retail detail”, team and business leadership and increasingly, financial success. Ian is a trained trainer and facilitator, has been an expert witness, a “Strategic Retreat” leader and a market analyst.

Through his national network groups of owners and managers, Ian has access to POS data and trends in the garden retail and hardware channels. For the last six years Ian has been asked by the National Gardening Association to analyze their “National Gardening Survey”, giving him a unique insight into the consumers’ attitudes and shopping behavior in the L&G industry.

Ian is a featured speaker at many L&G meetings. His business management program “The Garden Center University” ( has set the standard for future training in the business of the retail garden business.



RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. This is an adult function, must be 18 to attend.
Relax after a hard day on the Show floor and enjoy a wonderful dinner in a beautiful spot, with great people! This year we are featuring Fun & Games! All compliments of Arett Sales

Reserve your seat by Sept. 5th - REGISTER TODAY!

Reservations Include 2 FREE Drink tickets per person, gourmet dinner and games! 

Pick up your wristbands for entry to the Event at the Convention Center’s Show Registration Desk.

When:  Monday, September 17th, 2018
Where: The Tropicana Casino Resort – Grand Ballroom and Exhibition Hall
Times:  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

7:00 pmGourmet buffet dinner is served, compliments of Arett Sales

For Sports Lovers  - we will be broadcasting the Monday night football game on a large screen.

Round trip Shuttle buses will be running from the Convention Center/Sheraton location to the Tropicana up until 11:00 pm.