Diary

August 2017
15 - 17 Aug
IGC Chicago
IGC is the world’s largest trade show and conference for independent garden center owners, managers and buyers. It is not open to the general public.
Location: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
18 - 20 Aug
RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show
Rosemoor is planning its first ever Flower Show, 18 - 20 August 2017.
Location: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
23 - 25 Aug
Farwest 2017
Farwest is the largest green industry trade show in the West USA. No other show offers nearly everything the industry has to offer under one roof, AND the ability to source plant material in the heart of nursery country.
Location: Oregon Convention Centre, Portland
23 - 26 Aug
Plantarium
Plantarium is the leading international tree nursery trade fair.
Location: Plantarium Italielaan 4 2391 PT HAZERSWOUDE-DORP Postbus 107 2770 AC BOSKOOP
24 - 27 Aug
Pet Fair Asia 2017
Pet Fair Asia is an international tradeshow for pet supplies and aquariums taking place every year in Shanghai.
Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
28 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2017
3 - 5 Sep
Spoga+gafa
The meeting place for the garden industry. Look forward to attractive products of the big brands, a diversified supporting programme and plenty of fresh ideas.
Location: Koelnmesse GmbH Messeplatz 1 50679 Koln, Deutschland
3 - 6 Sep
Autumn Fair
The Season’s No.1 Gift and Home Trade Show.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
5 - 6 Sep
Four Oaks Trade Show
Four Oaks is a commercial horticultural show now in its 47th year. Massive displays of plant material with associated supplies and services from production to point-of-sale.
Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
10 - 12 Sep
Top Drawer
Top Drawer presents four beautifully curated and complementary worlds: Home / Gift / Fashion / Craft
Location: Olympia, London
11 - 13 Sep
Glee 2017
Glee the UK’s biggest and most valuable garden and outdoor living tradeshow – discover the newest products on the market, source unique products for every category and set your ranges apart from your competitors.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
15 - 17 Sep
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Great gardens always begin in the autumn and there is no better place to get started than the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
17 - 18 Sep
Scotland's Trade Fair
Christmas seems to come earlier each year but as a retailer it’s good to be organised. So make sure Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn is firmly in your diary.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
19 - 20 Sep
The Landscape Show
LANDSCAPE is the UK's leading trade event dedicated to bringing the industry together.
Location: Battersea Park, London
20 Sep
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Leading & Managing a Team
Continuing with the very popular GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops.  This Autumn's trio of three, one-day interactive workshops are designed to build skills across management and sales platforms.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
21 - 22 Sep
lunch!
If you are a café, coffee shop, sandwich bar, contract caterer, wholesaler, multiple buyer or deli then lunch! is your most important date of the year! Make sure you’re part of it.
Location: ExCel, London
23 - 24 Sep
Malvern Autumn Show
The 2017 show runs from 23 – 24 September.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
24 - 25 Sep
PATS Telford
PATS is a must visit for anyone involved in the pet trade. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products. The pet trade all under one roof – FREE.
Location: Telford
25 - 27 Sep
Outdoor Design and Build Show
The only trade fair that shows the entire spectrum of services for the designing, constructing and maintaining of green and urban spaces.
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre SHEIKH SA'EED HALL 1
28 - 30 Sep
Indonesia Hardware Show
Indonesia Hardwares Show (IHS) caters the current demand of all industry players where most prominent wholesalers and distributors in hardware industry gather at one place.
Location: Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran
October 2017
3 - 4 Oct
RHS London Harvest Festival Show
From 3 – 4 October, our fun, family show will give you a wealth of ideas for autumn colour in your garden.
Location: RHS Lindley Halls
4 Oct
HTA Garden Futures
Save the date for the HTA Garden Futures 2017 conference and dinner.
Location: Heythrop Park, Enstone, OX7 5UE
4 - 5 Oct
Elmia Garden
The fair brings together the leading players, who come to develop their knowledge and see all the latest developments.
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
4 - 6 Oct
GrootGroenPlus
GrootGroenPlus offers visitors a wide range of participants. With about 225 tree nurseries and 75 suppliers/ non-profit organisations, GrootGroenPlus offers its visitors a large platform of interesting products and services.
Location: Zundert, the Netherlands
11 Oct
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Negotiation Skills
Continuing with the very popular GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops.  This Autumn's trio of three, one-day interactive workshops are designed to build skills across management and sales platforms.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
11 - 13 Oct
GARDEX/EXTEPO 2017
11th International Garden Expo Tokyo (GARDEX). GARDEX is your gateway to enter the Japanese market.
Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
13 - 14 Oct
Chartered Institute of Horticulture 2017 AGM & Conference
This year’s conference will focus on Healthy Horticulture - Healthy Business, Healthy Food, & Healthy Activities.
Location: The Crowne Plaza, Dublin
18 - 19 Oct
AQUA 2017
Now firmly established as a biennial event, AQUA 2017 looks set to attract the major companies in the trade all under one roof.
Location: Telford International Centre
21 - 22 Oct
Countryside Live
If you're looking for a great day out with the family, that offers you something just a little bit different, then Countryside Live is the event for you!
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
25 - 26 Oct
National Fruit Show 2017
Dedicated to showcasing the best of British fruit for over 80 years, the National Fruit Show is going from strength to strength.
Location: Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF
25 - 26 Oct
RHS Autumn Garden Show
From 25 – 26 October, our inspirational autumn show has a host of contemporary planting ideas to help extend your gardening season.
Location: RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London
November 2017
1 - 2 Nov
IOG Saltex
SALTEX is one of the fastest growing trade shows in the UK.  It is the annual one-stop-shop for thousands of individuals working to install, manage and maintain the UK's outdoor leisure spaces.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
1 - 2 Nov
GrowQuip 2017
The cross industry conference, showcase and dinner with something for everyone in the commercial horticulture market.
Location: Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
4 Nov
GIMA Day Conference
GIMA Day Conferences are an ideal opportunity for networking, hearing key industry speakers and finding out about how GIMA associate members can help your business.
Location: Melbicks, A Wyevale Garden Centre Coleshill, Birmingham
8 Nov
GroSouth
The GroSouth Horticultural Exhibition is the premier exhibition in the South of England for the horticultural Industry.
Location: Roundstone Nurseries Ltd, Pagham Road, Lagness, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1LL
8 - 10 Nov
IFTF floriculture trade fair
An industry wide event serving all segments of the Floriculture & Horticulture industry chain.
Location: Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
9 - 12 Nov
The Ideal Home Show - Manchester
The biggest and busiest winter consumer event in the UK.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
14 Nov
Futurescape
FutureScape brings together landscape contractors (maintenance, design and build), garden designers and architects.
Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ
14 - 17 Nov
Erbil - Iraq FlowerExpo
Iraq FlowerExpo is the leading event in Iraq industry of flower, landscape and gardening. Iraq FlowerExpo also offers to meet with potential buyers during the exhibition.
Location: Erbil International Fair Ground
15 Nov
HTA Marketing Forum
Come along to our one-day event aimed at all those involved in marketing and PR across the garden industry to hear from external speakers, specialists and industry practitioners
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
21 - 23 Nov
Food Matters Live
Food Matters Live plays host to six themed visitor attractions, bringing to life the learning from conference and seminars through a series of live demonstrations, tastings and talks on the exhibition floor.
Location: Excel, London
22 Nov
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Key Account Management
Continuing with the very popular GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops.  This Autumn's trio of three, one-day interactive workshops are designed to build skills across management and sales platforms.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
22 - 26 Nov
Ideal Home Show at Christmas
The multi award-winning Ideal Home Show at Christmas is the ultimate festive shopping experience, where you can find everything on your Christmas list all under one roof!
Location: Olympia, London
23 - 26 Nov
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The Country Living Christmas Fair is a festive occasion where the pages of the magazine come to life! The show marks the start to the joyous season where you will find handpicked exhibitors who are artists, crafters and designers.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
29 Nov - 2 Dec
Growtech Eurasia
The 17th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair organized by UBM NTSR, growing consistently every year and having become the leader in the agricultural industry.
Location: Antalya Expo Centre
30 Nov - 3 Dec
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The Country Living Christmas Fair is a festive occasion where the pages of the magazine come to life! The show marks the start to the joyous season where you will find handpicked exhibitors who are artists, crafters and designers.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
December 2017
1 - 2 Dec
AfuExpo
Investment opportunities in construction, landscaping projects, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and agricultural sectors, continue to attract foreign businesses.
Location: Baku Expo Centre
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
January 2018
14 - 16 Jan
Top Drawer
See over 800 leaders in UK and international design at Top Drawer. We select only the best suppliers - the ones combining great design with commercial appeal for easy buying.
Location: Olympia, London
14 - 17 Jan
Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2018
Recognised as the leading event for the Christmas, festive and allied markets Christmas & Gift Harrogate gives the retailer everything for the perfect Christmas.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
14 - 17 Jan
Giving & Living
Giving & Living is the largest gift and home trade show in the south west, and covers more coast than anyone else.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
16 - 18 Jan
SIVAL
SIVAL is the only trade show in France to present a comprehensive range of equipment and services for all types of specialist plant production.
Location: Angers, France
21 - 23 Jan
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
Why Scotland's Speciality Food Show is a crucial event for both producers and retail buyers.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 23 Jan
Scotlands Trade Fair - Spring
Over 500 companies exhibit thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware, Gift Food and Speciality Fine Food.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 24 Jan
The January Furniture Show
The January Furniture Show at the NEC is the most important and comprehensive event in the furniture industry calendar.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
21 - 24 Jan
GCA Conference
The GCA's annual event.
Location: The Crowne Plaza, Stratford on Avon
23 Jan
AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2018
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites the ornamentals horticulture industry to save the date for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018, sponsored by Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.
Location: Essen, Germany
23 - 25 Jan
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) is Europe's leading exhibition for turf professionals and buyers, and an unmissable opportunity to further your education and development through our Continue to Learn programme.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
23 - 26 Jan
IPM Essen 2018
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
26 - 29 Jan
Floradecora
New ordering platform for fresh flowers and ornamental plants.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
26 - 30 Jan
Christmasworld
Brilliant concept ideas for decorating large-scale and outdoor surfaces in the wholesale and retail trades, building and DIY markets and the green sector rounded off the portfolio at the world’s leading trade.
Location: Messe Frankfurt GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt a. M.
February 2018
4 - 8 Feb
Spring Fair
The UK’s definitive destination for the home and gift industry to come together and do business, amongst the most achingly wantable new products out there.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
7 - 8 Feb
The Source trade show
The 2018 Source trade show provides the perfect mix of passionate producers, alongside the hottest hospitality and catering companies, and the freshest food service.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter
9 - 13 Feb
Ambiente 2018
Leading international trade fair for consumer goods.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
14 - 21 Feb
National Nest Box Week
NNBW takes place each year from 14-21 February, and after more than 19 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar.
Location: National
28 Feb
Garden Press Event 2018
The Garden Press Event is the only event of its kind aimed specifically for the industry to showcase the latest products and stories exclusively to the key names in the garden & home press and media.
Location: The Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street, Islington, London
March 2018
21 - 23 Mar
2018 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China 2018)
2018 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair(Flower Expo China 2018) will gather flower grower and trader, horticulture dealer together in Guangzhou.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Center
April 2018
13 - 15 Apr
Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018
Ascot Racecourse, famous for world class horse racing, has announced a partnership with its local prestigious stablemates, The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park, to launch a brand-new garden show in April 2018.
Location: Ascot Racecourse
May 2018
8 - 11 May
Interzoo 2018
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
June 2018
12 - 15 Jun
FlowerTrials 2018 – Where plants meet people
No less than 59 breeding companies in the Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland Westfalen (DE) area will open the doors to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world.
Location: 32 individual locations in 3 key geographical regions: Westland & Aalsmeer in The Netherlands, Rhein
September 2018
7 - 11 Sep
London Flower Show 2018
In September 2018 the London Flower Show will become the centre for a celebration of the UK's blooming and harvest season.
Location: Osterley Park, London
20 - 22 Sep
APF 2018
APF 2018 will take place on the 20/21/22nd September back on the same site as Ragley.  Exhibitor booking forms will be available from April 2017.
Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire