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What’s On at Glee 2021

The Stage is set for a great Glee Hosted at The Stage, the Glee seminar programme is designed to keep you up to date with the latest news and views in the industry. Here we celebrate the continued resilience of our community in The Buyers Power List awards, applaud the winners of the Glee New Product Awards and on Thursday have some FUNdraising for Greenfingers as part of Floral Thursday at Glee What’s on The Stage at Glee 2021 Tuesday 14th September 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm The changing demographics of garden retail customers. The question on everyone mind is how do the industry continue to engage with this new consumer group, and can they maintain this continuous growth? David Denny, Head of research, HTA 12:30 – 13:30 Supporting colleagues to help your business thrive Hosted by Glee Partner Perennial, a panel of experts run through real life scenarios, how they overcame them, and importantly what they would have done differently. They will also be sharing practical advice that every business will benefit from. Moderator: Helen Waddington, Head of casework, Perennial 14:00 – 14:30 Great British Growing Awards 2021 As voted for by the readers of Grow Your Own magazine this is a great opportunity to see what consumers are loving right now, and what are the future best sellers? 15:00 – 17:00 Glee New Product Awards: The Pitches Part 1 For the first time we are giving you the chance to see the pitching behind the new product awards. Each year the shortlisted companies in each category pitch to a panel of expert buyers in order to be recognised as the best new product at the show. Wednesday 15th September 2021 10:00am – 12:30pm Glee New Product Awards: The Pitches Part 2 13:00- 13:30 Glee Buyers Power List Awards Join us as we celebrate the best buyers, and buying teams, in Garden Retail. Hosted by Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor, GTN and Matt Mein, Event Director, Glee

15:30 – 16:15 Trend Update: The Future of Outdoor Living Join Kate Usher from global trend forecasting agency TrendBible as she uncovers the key garden trends set to emerge in 2022 and beyond. Kate Usher, Senior Trend Editor, TrendBible 17:00 The Glee New Product Awards Join us as we announce the winners from each of the categories based on the awards pitches and your own visitors vote. Hosted by Trevor Pfeiffer, Editor, GTN and Matt Mein, Event Director, Gle Thursday 16th September 2021 10:30 – 11:30 How garden centres can adapt to a sustainable and successful long-term online strategy Coronavirus has changed the way we do business. We’ve shifted from face-to-face interactions with customers to phone calls, emails, and social media. You may have started to adapt your business online as well, but what do you need to know to do this successfully and profitably? Amy Hobson, Partner, Social B 12:00- 13:00 Building a brand people want to work for Join us for this session as we explore the steps you can take to create a business that attracts, and retains, talent for the long term. Kelly Kenton, Director, HR Dept 13:30 – 14:00 Floral Thursday: Greenfingers Charity Draw As Floral Thursday takes hold of Glee, join us as we announce the winners of the Charity Draw.

14:00 – 15:00 Connecting the In-store and digital customer Experience Join Bryony and Celia from Yarnton Home and Garden as they talk to us about their journey change in transforming their garden centre into an entirely new home and garden concept store. Bryony Fletcher and Celia Leeson-Cox, Yarnton Garden Centre

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