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Glee 2021

Floral Thursday

Back by popular demand, Thursday is your chance to join in some lighthearted Floral Fun as we get all floral to raise money for Greenfingers. Just come to the show in your brightest floral gear, buy a Floral Thursday raffle ticket and be a part of a record breaking floral gathering!

£4 billion as ‘urban jungles’ and ‘plant parents’ become the norm. Any garden retailer wanting to maximise the profitability and efficiency of their own store, won’t want to miss the wide range of retail support suppliers within Glee’s Retail Experiences & Services and the dedicated Food & Catering sectors. Finally, Glee’s PAW (Pet & Animal Wellbeing) sector will offer access to leading brands covering product sectors such as grooming, pet food, pet accessories, wild animal wellbeing, bird feeders, pet toys and wildlife gardening. This dedicated section of the exhibition will be a true destination for retailers who want to tap into the potential of this £6.2 billion industry (Statista report June 2021) and create a truly unique and personal customer experience. Retailers wanting to nurture grass root

How to get to Glee

Glee takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, and is easily reached by car, rail and air. If you are arriving by car, follow regional signs to the NEC where visitor car parking is plentiful and free. All halls are within walking distance, but a free shuttle bus service is also available from car parks to the Halls. Rail travel is equally convenient with Birmingham International railway station located on the NEC site. For international visitors Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is linked to the NEC by the free SkyRail, departing every few minutes and taking just 90 seconds. National Express Coaches run a regular service to and from the NEC covering most UK locations.

Entries are flooding in for the Glee New Product Awards. Who will be the winners in 2021?

businesses will be sure to make a stop by Glee’s Innovators Zone. Since its launch in 2009 the Innovators Zone has already helped more than 275 companies break into the garden retail market. This special area is designed to help nurture fledging product development and one-off design ideas, whilst also bridging the gap between market-ready new product launches from established companies and pre-commercial product ideas.

What else to see at glee Glee New Product Showcase & Buyers Power List Glee is a celebration of the best products and best practice on both the supply and retail side that our industry has to offer, and the forthcoming edition of the show will incorporate two major industry awards ceremonies which reflect this. For suppliers, there is the GTN sponsored New Product Showcase, which celebrate the best new product innovations as well as tried and tested favourites which have stood the test of time. This year’s showcase will see shortlisted entries make their pitch to the judging panel on September 14th and 15th. The best of garden retailing will also be celebrated at Glee with the prestigious Buyers Power List for 2021, to be held on Wednesday 15th September. The awards recognise the individual

buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Glee’s seminar content – The Stage As always, Glee will offer visitors a free, three-day seminar programme organised in conjunction with the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association), providing an enriched programme of expert business and garden retail advice to help grow your business through challenging trading conditions. This content will be derived from extensive industry research and is set to tackle key talking points, struggles and successes. Register today Entry to Glee is free of charge to all preregistered visitors. Simply register via the Glee website www.gleebirmingham.com/ register. Glee 2021 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th September and opens between 9.00am and 6:00pm (Tuesday & Wednesday) and 4:00pm (Thursday).

Find out more

To find out the latest news and to register for free entry, please visit www.gleebirmingham.com. For details on exhibiting at Glee, call +44 (0)203 3545 9752.

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