The Gardenex export federation has secured government funding for four international garden trade exhibitions.The funding will enable British companies to exhibit their products to international markets in a cost-effective way, while also benefiting from a range of research, logistical and promotional support offered by the federation.
Gardenex 2018 exhibition schedule includes:
Myplant & Garden, Milan Spring 2019
This is the first time that tradeshow access programme (TAP) funding has been offered for a British group at an Italian garden trade show. The decision to include Myplant & Garden follows a visit by Gardenex, which found that the show offers considerable opportunities for suppliers of both plants and hard goods.
National Hardware Show (NHS), Las Vegas May 2018
The NHS hosts over 30,000 industry professionals, including 2,600 exhibitors from the lawn and garden, hardware and DIY industries. Exhibiting in the Gardenex-organised group at the NHS offers a significant opportunity for British suppliers to reach the largest garden market in the world. Firms that have participated in the group at previous editions of the show have signed significant export orders, and the fact that the federation has secured a location for the British pavilion in 2018 should ensure a continuation of those successes.
Spoga+gafa, Cologne September 2018
Spoga+gafa is Europe’s largest trade show covering all sectors of practical, decorative and leisure gardening products. Gardenex has 50 years of experience exhibiting at the show, with UK firms participating in the British pavilion having secured millions of pounds worth of export business for the UK.
Gardex/Ifex,Tokyo October 2018
Gardex/Ifex is Japan’s leading garden industry trade show and is regarded as the best sourcing venue for the following spring gardening seasons among Japanese buyers. Almost all the Japan’s leading home centre buyers visit the show every year and these are joined by other retail outlets such as garden centres and garden shops, as well as wholesalers, importers, growers and landscapers.
Amanda Barrett, director general of Gardenex, said: “I am delighted that all of the bids made by the federation in support of the UK industry have been successful. The cash grants available to eligible British suppliers will help pave the way for further expansion of exports to markets around the world.
“In addition to major international exhibition involvement, the federation’s 2018 schedule will encompass several of our highly successful ‘Meet the International Buyers’ events, export support at both Glee and the Spring Fair and a comprehensive range of other export services that are available on a day-to-day basis to our member companies. 2018-19 promises to be an exciting time for British exporters of garden and leisure goods.”