A one-day strategic ‘must attend’ conference for the garden industry focussing on the positive role of garden centres as an escape and the huge opportunities that this brings for the sector, along with key issues of importance.
Why attend? • Latest knowledge, inspiration and ideas from quality speakers from inside and outside the sector • Opportunity to ask questions and debate issues impacting the industry • Great networking opportunity with peers from across the sector • Time out to take stock and think about your own business in a relaxed setting
Watch the video from last years event below:
Garden retail – the great escape will be hosted by journalist and news presenter Cathy Newman.
Rachel Lund, British Retail Consortium: Analysis and overview of the wider retail picture
Josh McBain, Foresight Factory: The Ageless Society and the opportunities that this brings for garden retail
Jack Stratten, Insider Trends: The future of technology in retail – freeing up time to spend with customers
Prof. Alistair Griffiths, RHS: Health, wellbeing and horticulture
James Wong in association with Fiskars: Ensuring the industry is catering for tomorrow’s consumers
Harald Elderenbosch, Elho: Give Room to Nature – a strategy for growth
Garden retail – the great escape will be hosted by journalist and news presenter Cathy Newman
Retail Lab @ Garden Futures panel session: Following on from retail lab @ Glee this panel session looks at what lies ahead for future retail environments
Xylella Panel session: A cross industry panel will discuss the threat of Xylella fastidiosa and the mitigating action required by the industry
Nicholas Marshall, CEO of Dobbies will be interviewed by news journalist Cathy Newman
The conference is followed by the Garden Futures dinner which includes the presentation of the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal and The Greatest Garden Retail Awards, followed by an after dinner speaker, Tom Heap.