IGC Show Is Held AtNavy Pier’s Festival Hall.This beautiful convention center and major tourist attraction is located in the heart of downtown Chicago at the foot of Illinois St. and Grand St., right on Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO – Big plans are in motion for IGC Show 2018, August 14-16 in Chicago. Building on the momentum of success from this past summer, event organizers are busy at work, lining up an all-new marquee billing of big name keynotes – including Daymond John of ABC’s hit television series Shark Tank - and a conference program focused 100% on the special interests of independent garden centers. The trade show’s exhibit space is on pace to fill to capacity with vendors showcasing new and flagship offerings, many with show specials to save you money, and suppliers new to the industry are being vetted right now for the New Vendor Zone. Back by popular demand, IGC Show’s “Shop Talk” Retail Discussions will facilitate a fresh round of peer-to-peer conversations on the trade show floor, covering what you told us are the most important issues to your business during registration. Watch for more details, including the announcement of this year’s IGC Show Classic Rock Concert headliner, coming soon. Registration opens February.SAVE THESE 2018 DATESTues August 14 12 pm – 6 pm Wed August 15 10 am – 6 pm Thurs August 16 10 am – 2 pm
Your customers expect “that special something” from you, and you’ll find so many unique products at IGC Show 2018. Exhibit space is on pace to fill to capacity with vendors showcasing new and flagship offerings, many with show specials to save you money, and suppliers new to the industry are being vetted now for the New Vendor Zone. Exhibitor list coming soon.
Start your day with a fresh serving of inspiration each morning before the exhibit hall opens. IGC Show’s daily keynotes will challenge you to think outside the box and take your store’s success to the next level. Three keynotes – all free for you and your staff – will get you pumped for the selling season ahead. Speakers coming soon. JUST SIGNED: Daymond John of ABC’s hit television series Shark Tank! More details here.
Registration for the educational program at IGC was up more than 40% last summer – and for good reason. Continuing Education @ IGC is the world’s largest program focused exclusively on the success of garden center retailers like you. Interactive workshops dig deep into the issues of paramount importance to your store, returning profits to your bottom line. More details here.
Drive more customer traffic to your store and get your staff’s creative wheels rolling during the IGC Show Garden Center Tour on Monday, the day before the trade show opens. It’s as much about the conversations you’ll have on the bus as the retail inspirations you’ll discover at each stop. Grab your seat when registration opens in February. Click here for more about the IGC Show Garden Center Tour.
It’s your ticket to the fun and networking event of the year –the IGC Show Opening Night Party, featuring classic southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band LIVE in concert, free to all attendees and exhibitors Tuesday evening. You’ll make new connections and catch up with industry friends over snacks and finger foods, while enjoying a beverage from the bar. Click herefor more.
IGC Show is your industry’s central meeting hub, where new connections are made and longtime industry friendships are renewed. Jump in on ‘’Shop Talk” Retail Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge, and exchange ideas on your toughest store challenges while sharing the solutions that have worked for your store. More details soon. Click here to find out more about the IGC Show’s networking opportunities.
Address: 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 If arriving by car or cab, go to “Entrance 2” for “Festival Hall” - the convention center is halfway out on Navy Pier, not up front.
Now Begins The Excitement:Big Plans In Motion For IGC Show 2018