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It’s Time To Get Together Again ... A WHOLE NEW TRADE SHOW DESIGNED JUST FOR IGCs  

The Garden Center Show for IGCs is a premier event for independent garden centers bringing together the brightest minds and hottest products in one place at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. All attendees receive access to the exhibit hall, keynote sessions and the inaugural networking reception on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Join fellow attendees and industry leaders for an evening of networking! All are included with your free exhibit hall registration! You can also upgrade your registration to include the Monday, Aug. 9, Garden Center Tour and the educational sessions for a small additional cost.

The Garden Centers of America (GCA) is the supporting partner of the Garden Center Show.
The Garden Center Show for IGCs brings together thousands of retailers and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest products, services and equipment you need to succeed. Register now to discover your next big seller, your next technological advance that will save you thousands of dollars or your next pioneering idea that will take your business to a higher level.

Registration Manager:  John Morabito
Contact:  (203) 286-8772 .... john.morabito@gardencentershow.com   


             




It’s time to get back together again! Join us in Milwaukee, Aug. 9-11, 2022, at the Wisconsin Center for the Garden Center Show and see both new and familiar faces. The new Garden Center Show is designed with the independent garden center in mind.

  • Meet with vendors you haven’t seen in two years.
  • Add variety to your product mix by finding new vendors.
  • Expand your knowledge in the newly formatted peer-to-peer education program sponsored by Garden Centers of America.
  • Network with other top IGCs.

The Garden Center Show has everything you need to succeed in 2021!

All attendees receive access to the exhibit hall, keynote sessions and the inaugural networking reception on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Join fellow attendees and industry leaders for an evening of networking! All are included with your free exhibit hall registration! You can also upgrade your registration to include the Monday, Aug. 8, Garden Center Tour and the educational sessions for a small additional cost.  

WISCONSIN CENTER

400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
wisconsincenter.com

SHOW HOURS

Tuesday, Aug. 9:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SMARTWORK MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW GARDEN CENTER SHOW FOR IGCs IN AUGUST 2022

SmartWork Media announces the launch of THE GARDEN CENTER SHOW for IGCs to be held Aug. 10-12, 2021 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The three-day national-level event is expected to draw 700 booths and thousands of buyers from across the country. This event will offer special educational opportunities aimed at addressing the most essential purchasing, marketing and management questions that independent garden centers face today.

The show will partner with Garden Centers of America to bring IGCs a day touring local Milwaukee garden centers on Aug. 9, and GCA will help design the show’s conference program, bringing real-life, actionable how-tos that will help IGCs thrive.

SmartWork Media CEO Matthijs Braakman explains why this show was created: “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there were no Midwest garden center shows in 2020, and at this time, we don’t see any scheduled for 2021 either. The industry needs to have an opportunity to get together to conduct business in 2021,” Braakman said. “With our many years of expertise in producing B2B magazines and shows focused on the retail industry, the new GARDEN CENTER SHOW for IGCs fits well into our model, and we look forward to sharing this expertise with the independent garden center industry.”

THE GARDEN CENTER SHOW for IGCs is being directed by Rob Bailey, who has more than 35 years of trade show experience. From 2015 to 2020, Bailey was the show manager for the IGC Show, and he will be bringing his leadership, expertise and knowledge of the industry to the show. “Over the past five years, I have enjoyed working with thousands of independent garden center owners, building relationships and helping to grow their businesses,” Bailey said. “I am thrilled that SmartWork Media has provided an opportunity to continue that work with the new Garden Center Show. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces in August!”

Bailey’s co-d irector will be Jim Reed, a trade show veteran of 30-plus years as well, with 20 of those year spent in the management of B2B retail industry shows and two years with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, a consumer show. Reed sees THE GARDEN CENTER SHOW for IGCs as an opportunity to educate retailers in new ways. “We’re looking to focus on some new educational topics targeting the interaction between the IGC and their customers,” Reed said. “We don’t want to just give them ideas but to also give them time to develop these ideas at the show. When they leave, they will have a plan in hand that will allow them to implement what they learned immediately.”

For more information on THE GARDEN CENTER SHOW for IGCs, visit gardencentershow.com or contact Rob Bailey at (224) 355-6947, rob.bailey@gardencentershow.com, or Jim Reed at (224) 688-0858, jim.reed@gardencentershow.com.