Events, Shows and Exhibitions

  • Bigger content programme with more high-profile speakers
  • Retail Lab set to return in 2018
  • Increased footprint at NEC

Still on a high following Glee 2017, the event’s post-show report has helped shape much of the thinking for the short and long-term future of Glee. The research has highlighted Glee’s ongoing value for the industry it represents. 

Why has Glee added an additional show at Spring Fair?

Buyers from a specialist German online retailer and mail order company that specialises in British products, as well as garden distributors from Germany and Romania (each with an online presence too) will be travelling to the UK on 30 November 2017 to meet with UK suppliers. 

 

A historic Christmas tradition is returning to Burford House Garden Store as they welcome back the UK’s largest and most popular Holly and Mistletoe Auctions for the third year. 

 

Continuing its successful programme of Buyer Connect events GIMA has confirmed that it has teamed up with Longacres – the UK’s largest independent garden centre – to hold a special speed networking event with the buying team from this garden retailer.

Choice Marketing held their Annual Conference & Trade Show over 3 days in early October at Jurys Hinckley Island Hotel. A total of 160 delegates representing members, suppliers and the Greenfingers charity came together in an atmosphere of friendship and co-operation.

Twenty-two companies in the pet care industry were honoured on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the PetQuip Awards Dinner & Party, which took place in the Ludlow Suite at the Telford International Centre, in association with PATS Telford.  

 

PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Introductory speech by Amanda Sizer Barrett, MBE director general of PetQuip

 

The winner of this year’s PetQuip Lifetime Achievement Award is the owner of a family business founded in 1926 by his grandfather as boarding kennels, a farm was acquired and the business expanded again into breeding farm livestock. 

MEMBERS of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening yesterday (Thursday, September 7, 2017) at Klondyke Mayfield.

 

Liberon, the leading woodcare brand, is bringing a splash of colour to the garden with its new Garden ColourCare range. Featuring four products, all benefiting from the same advanced formulations as Liberon’s standard exterior woodcare range, the new collection has been developed to introduce a choice of colours to any exterior wood, from decking to garden furniture.

 

The team from the Gardenex and PetQuip associations will be promoting and supporting Glee in 2017 with a wide range of activities to help boost business for Glee’s UK exhibitors. 

 

Garland / Worth Gardening will be making a major statement with the launch of over 70 new products on its Stand Hall 18H10-K11 at Glee in 2017.

 

New products to be launched include:

RHS and licensees out in force at major UK garden and outdoor living trade event

 

The growth of the Garden Lighting category shows no sign of abating. This continued increase is, in part, due to the enduring trend to invest in outside spaces, treating them as an extension of the home.

Joining Glee’s keynote roster in 2017 will be well-known naturalist, film maker, author and co-designer of several award-winning garden wildlife products, Simon King OBE.

 

Simon will be presenting a special off-one session on Tuesday 12th September (2:10 – 2:30pm within Glee’s seminar theatre, Retail Lab) entitled ‘The Secrets to a Successful Wildlife Garden’.