August 20th-22nd independent garden owners, buyers and managers in the gardening industry will make their pilgrimage to Chicago for the largest gathering of green thumbs we have ever seen! The Independent Garden Center Show is the largest tradeshow held to inspire and educate professionals in the gardening industry. With over 40 guest speakers like celebrity designer Tania Nayak, marketing maverick Peter Shankman and retail expert John Stanley, you won’t want to miss it!
Industry professionals will experience three days of over 600 exhibitors and conferences to plant the seeds of inspiration on how to grow their business. Each day is jam packed starting with morning keynotes from celebrity speakers. Tania Nayak shares how to makeover your store at an affordable price while John Stanley will talk about the ins and outs of garden retailing, and how it is far from ordinary. Even Peter Shankman will be there to cover what is new in social media and how it can help your business!
Many take their pilgrimage to Chicago for IGC seriously, and it is for good reason. The know2grow event is filled with industry leaders prepared to educate and enthuse. Experts in the field will coach retailers on how to improve their independent garden businesses. Not only is this a time to learn, it is the best opportunity to meet and become inspired by other retailers while exploring 210,000 square feet of vendor exhibits from across the globe.
And did we mention the awesome rock concert series? Each year IGC throws a free classic rock series! Bands like America, Kansas, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, Charlie Daniels, Styx’s Dennis DeYoung and 38 Special will be there to help the creative juices flow!
IGC is the largest independent garden tradeshow where buyers, retailers and experts come together to explore new products, make new connections and leave with a new passion for their business. If your part of the garden industry and want to join in on the fun register here! IGC offers a discount to retailers looking to bring along employees, and if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor click here to sign up!