Organisers welcome "ongoing engagement" of industry with Glee as 75 per cent of garden retail trade show space is sold


Garden retail trade show, Glee 2014, (14–16 September, NEC Birmingham) has sold more than 75 per cent of its overall floorspace, organisers have said.

Joining those brands that have already confirmed their attendance at Glee 2014 will be Adobe, Albany Shed Company, Anglo Eastern Trading, Apta, BeeMat, Bord na Mona, Briers, Cuprinol (Akzo Nobel), DLF Trifolium, Elho, G7 Computers, Gardman, Globus and Greanbase.

Also Haddonstone, Haws Watering Cans, Javado, La Hacienda, Melcourt Industries, Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle, Nutscene, Petface, Premier Decorations, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Spear & Jackson, Swallow (GB) Ltd, Taylors Bulbs, The Great British Card Company, VegTrug and Whitefurze.  

Event manager Matthew Mein said: "It’s fantastic to be able to report that Glee is three-quarters full with seven months still to go.

"This level of industry commitment has clearly demonstrated the industry’s ongoing engagement with Glee and what the show can deliver in terms of profit potential, business building and networking opportunities. 

"I’ve no doubt that this will stand us in good stead for delivering one of the market’s strongest events in several years."

Meanwhile, Gardenex reports that the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas and Global Pet Expo in Florida in 2014 have experienced overwhelming demand for space and have now put up ‘sold out’ notices.

Gardenex director general Amanda Sizer Barrett said: "Firms that have not yet booked that are hoping to exhibit at the two US shows can still be placed on our waiting list. 

With the American economy continuing its steady recovery, these trade fairs offer valuable gateways to the world’s largest markets for pet care supplies and garden equipment, so their popularity is not surprising. 

"British companies that are considering their future export marketing strategies, whether in the US or elsewhere, should book early to avoid disappointment.

Following  the National Hardware Show, the next major international exhibition for the garden and leisure sector will be spoga+gafa to be held in Cologne from 31 August to 2 September 2014.  Gardenex said interested firms should contact it immediately.


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