GCA Conference 2019

Date: 20th - 23rd January 2019
Location: Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, LU1 3TQ

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa is located on the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire border in a beautiful rural setting, close to Luton Airport, easily accessible via road, rail and air.

The Conference will kick off on Sunday afternoon with the annual Greenfingers event where retailers and suppliers will be competing for the Greenfingers Challenge Trophy and raising money for the charity. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun or come along and watch. The afternoon’s event is followed by an informal evening.

On Monday, we get down to business with presentations from our inspectors and competition judges together with other speakers focusing on business operations. The day is rounded off with our annual Associates night, which is the perfect opportunity for networking. There will be entertainment and a 'Rockstar' themed dinner, fancy dress is optional but there will be prizes for the best efforts!

We welcome some high-profile speakers on Tuesday, with the focus on strategy. Sir Clive Woodward will be the concluding speaker, followed by the supplier exhibition before the conference closes with our annual black-tie dinner and awards ceremony. You can book your space at the exhibition via our GCA booking site in October.

Our conference is attended by a majority of our garden centre members, therefore it is the ideal opportunity to meet new and existing customers and speak to the decision makers. There are numerous opportunities to promote your brand by sponsoring elements of the conference. Details of the sponsorship opportunities are attached, please contact Iain or Laura if you would like to discuss them, or if you have any ideas how you would like to get more involved.