Diary

October 2017
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
17 Oct
GIMA & BHETA "Meet the Buyer" with Home Hardware 
BHETA & GIMA, have confirmed a “Meet the Buyer” event with the UK’s largest retailer owned organisation Home Hardware South West.
Location: At a hotel in or near to Barnstaple
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
23 - 29 Oct
National Honey Week
With National Honey Week fast approaching it enables us to delve into all things bees and highlight the amazing life and by products of these little friends of ours
Location: National
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 - Christmas
The biggest and busiest winter consumer event in the UK.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
9 - 12 Nov
Eat & Drink Festival
The very best the country has to offer in the world of food & drink, under one roof.
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
18 Nov
SGD Autumn Conference 2017
Denmark's leading climate-friendly landscape architects to speak in UK for the first time
Location: Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London, SW7 2AR
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
22 - 26 Nov
Eat & Drink Festival
The very best the country has to offer in the world of food & drink, 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
25 Nov - 3 Dec
National Tree Week
First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.
Location: National
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
4 - 8 Feb
Glee at Spring Fair
A brand new Glee concession taking place at Spring Fair, showcasing a fantastic selection of suppliers from Glee’s core categories.
Location: NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
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
23 - 25 Feb
13th International Flora Expo 2018
India's Largest Exhibition on Floriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Technology.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
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
6 - 8 Mar
Expowest Cornwall
Expowest Cornwall is a crucial event on the business and social calendar if you want to get straight to the heart of the Cornish business community.
Location: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall
11 Mar
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
16 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2018
Garden Re-Leaf Day is Greenfingers annual fundraising event in which its supporters come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity.
Location: National
20 - 21 Mar
PATS Sandown
The dates for PATS Sandown 2017 have been confirmed as March 20-21.
Location: Sandown
20 - 22 Mar
World Floral Expo
The US cut flower indsutry trade show!
Location: Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, USA
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
31 Mar
Springtime Live
The show is a fabulously fun day out for families, especially those with young children. Around every corner you’ll find free activities for children of all ages based around Spring, new life, food and farming and the countryside.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground
April 2018
1 Apr
Easter Sunday
10 - 12 Apr
Journées des Collections Jardin
In business for the past 16 years, the gardening distribution channels’ key buyers and suppliers have been meeting each year at this trade fair.
Location: Marseille, France
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
24 - 25 Apr
London Stationery Show 2018
The stationery event of the year is a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
May 2018
2 - 3 May
The Food & Drink Trade Show
A unique blend of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a wide range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
7 May
Early May bank holiday
8 - 10 May
National Hardware Show 2018
Discover thousands of brand-new products, see the biggest brands, and join the entire hardware & home improvement industry—under one roof.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre
8 - 11 May
Interzoo 2018
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
13 - 15 May
Pulse 2018
Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories.
Location: Olympia, London
28 May
Spring Bank Holiday
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
14 - 17 Jun
The Ideal Home Show
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
August 2018
27 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
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
December 2018
5 - 6 Dec
International Sports Convention
The INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2018 ISC 2018 will take place on December 5-6, 2018 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.
Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland