February 1-3

2022 global garden retail virtual conference and show announced

For the first time ever, retail horticulture industry professionals worldwide can join together to share, discover, learn, and discuss new industry horizons and opportunities at the 2022 Global Garden Retail Virtual Conference and Show.

Co-chaired by veteran retail consultants Sid Raisch and John Stanley, this 'Free for Attendee' virtual event will feature fast-paced presentations in 90-minute segments spanning the time zones of the world over three days - February 1, 2, and 3, 2022 - with a virtual trade show that will be open the entire month of February.

John Stanley, an international consultant and speaker based in Australia said: “It is time for a global virtual event for our industry. This will be the largest audience ever in an industry-wide conference and trade show, hearing thought leader points of view, experiences, and examples from around the world.”     

Each of the daily conference sessions consists of three 20-minute sessions which can be accessed on-demand, followed by a variety of bonus and Q&A sessions and Discussion Rooms on topics related to the presentations.

Anna and Susannah Ball. 

The conference kicks off on Tuesday, February 1, with the kickoff keynote address 'Our Views of The Massive Worldwide Opportunity for Horticulture' presented by Anna and Susannah Ball. In advance of their talk, Anna says: “Every single consumer and business trend is in our favor. We have never been in such a position. We have been given a gift! Let’s wrap it up beautifully and share it.” Anna and Susannah feel that now is not the time to be boring at retail but to take calculated risks in merchandising, product selection, pricing, and marketing, and their talk will delve more into opportunities for success, profitability, and having an impact on the world.

The conference format consists of four 20-minute sessions which can be accessed on-demand, followed by a variety of bonus and Q&A sessions and Discussion Rooms on topics related to the presentations.

Additionally, to begin each day the conference begins with a ‘Trend Swaps from Around the World’ session. Panelists from all corners of the world will inspire by bringing forth and discussing what is hot, what is not, and what they see coming in the future.

Karen Moad, President of the International Garden Centre Association, said: “Independent garden centers have a vital role in the future of gardening, lifestyle, and wellness. Together, we have the opportunity to make a difference. The virtual conference will bring some key industry leaders together to inspire and share ideas specifically focused on IGC’s.” Karen went on to say, “As the President of the IGCA, I look forward to being engaged with fellow garden center owners at this event and see it as a wonderful opportunity to keep connected.”

Register via www.gardenretailconference.com.

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