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IGC Show Is Held At Lakeside | McCormick This modern facility’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
IGC Show Is Held At Lakeside | McCormick This modern facility’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
Contact Us Registration Info: (203)286-8772 ShowInfo@IGCShow.com Booth Sales: Rob Bailey (847)777-1796 Rob@IGCShow.com
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Address: 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616 Lakeside | McCormick has convenient car/taxi drop-off and pick-up points, and on-site parking garages that accommodate 5,800 cars.
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN WITH EARLY BIRD SAVINGS, DR. BRIDGET BEHE IS FIRST OF 3 FREE KEYNOTES!
CHICAGO – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE - with early bird extra savings - for next summer’s IGC Show, August 13-15 at Chicago’s Lakeside | McCormick. Independent garden center retailers can get the jump on signing up for their IGC Show experience now, and save substantially on access to Continuing Education @ IGC’s all-new sessions and Monday’s IGC Show Store Tour. IGC Show’s trade show, three morning keynotes and Wednesday’s party and concert with Starship are all free to attendees of all ages. As an added incentive to register early, IGC Show organizers have already arranged specially discounted IGC Show hotel room blocks - at both brand-new host hotels as well as show-goers’ longstanding favorites. Click Here to book yours. THIS JUST IN! Horticultural marketing researcher Dr. Bridget Behe of Michigan State University has signed on as Tuesday morning’s keynote - the first of three free keynotes at the IGC Show this summer. In the only keynote she’ll present to our industry this year, Dr. Behe will reveal the findings of her latest scientific studies that use state-of-the-art eye-tracking software to map the precise movement of customers’ eyes as they shop independent garden centers. You’ll take back new display and store layout ideas that you can put in place immediately at your garden center to improve the shopping experience for your customers - and to register more sales. Click Here for complete information on 2019 keynotes.  As the exciting details of next summer’s must-attend event continue to unfold, IGC Show officials recently announced the big-name ticket for IGC Show 2019’s free party and concert on Wednesday - San Francisco rock legends STARSHIP, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform their timeless anthems, “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara” and more! Click Here for more details. And stay tuned for more big announcements, keynotes two and three, coming soon.
IGC 2018 CELEBRATES INNOVATION, CAMARADERIE & INDIE SUCCESS AS INDUSTRY’S CENTRAL HUB  
CHICAGO – Independent garden center retailers and vendors from all across the country and around the world gathered at the IGC Show in Chicago for the 12th annual event’s trade show, order-writing specials, inspirational keynotes, continuing education and peer-to-peer networking at its best. The excitement started on Monday, when five coach buses filled to capacity took tour-goers on a journey of retail discovery during the IGC Show Store Tour. The next morning, Dr. Charlie Hall kicked things off with a fascinating look at the trends reshaping retail as we know it, and the key edge today’s indie garden centers are able to leverage as their community’s trusted local resource. After a full day of meeting face- to-face with new and established vendors, the crowds flowed into Tuesday evening’s free party, where The Marshall Tucker Band turned the mic over to the audience to join them in singing “Heard It In a Love Song.” Wednesday started with a standing-room-only keynote from Shark Tank’s Daymond John, who chronicled the determination and entrepreneurial grit that helped get him to the top, and the mindfulness that compels him today to share his story with others. On Thursday, attendees of Continuing Education @ IGC wrapped up their two-day “coursework,” taking back new strategies for their garden centers’ success, both online and in-store.
CHICAGO – Faced with ongoing construction at Navy Pier, and the long list of inconveniences to attendees and exhibitors that would come with it, IGC Show Founders Jeff and Cheryl Morey recently announced their strategic decision to move the family-friendly event, open to all ages, to a new permanent home in Chicago: Lakeside | McCormick, beginning next summer with IGC Show 2019, August 13-15. All of the signature extras the IGC Show has offered at Navy Pier though the years will continue – including IGC’s three free keynotes, continuing education sessions, networking opportunities like Shop Talk Retail Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge, and Wednesday’s free party and concert. In fact, the move will make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to get the most from their IGC Show experience – by bringing all of it together in one central location. “Everything will be on the show floor level,” Cheryl explains. “No more climbing stairs, no long hikes to the ballroom for the keynotes and concert, no going to the next floor up for the conference sessions. The trade show floor will be the center of the action and the hub for everything.” IGC Show’s widely popular New Vendor Zone, as well as the New Product Zone and New Plant Zone “best of show” voting areas, will also be conveniently located right on the trade show floor.
A Special Message from Jeff & Cheryl Morey, IGC Show Founders IGC SHOW ANNOUNCES PERMANENT MOVE TO LAKESIDE | MCCORMICK, PLANS FOR UPGRADES
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Shark Tank’s Daymond John shops the IGC Show floor with Jeff and Cheryl Morey after his Wednesday standing-room-only keynote, placing an order with an exhibitor for his backyard chickens.
A Special Message from Jeff & Cheryl Morey, IGC Show Founders IGC SHOW ANNOUNCES PERMANENT MOVE TO LAKESIDE |  MCCORMICK, PLANS FOR UPGRADES
CHICAGO – Faced with ongoing construction at Navy Pier, and the long list of inconveniences to attendees and exhibitors that would come with it, IGC Show Founders Jeff and Cheryl Morey recently announced their strategic decision to move the family-friendly event, open to all ages, to a new permanent home in Chicago: Lakeside | McCormick, beginning next summer with IGC Show 2019, August 13-15. All of the signature extras the IGC Show has offered at Navy Pier through the years will continue – including IGC’s three free keynotes, continuing education sessions, networking opportunities like Shop Talk Retail Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge, and Wednesday’s free party and concert. In fact, the move will make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to get the most from their IGC Show experience – by bringing all of it together in one central location. “Everything will be on the show floor level,” Cheryl explains. “No more climbing stairs, no long hikes to the ballroom for the keynotes and concert, no going to the next floor up for the conference sessions. The trade show floor will be the center of the action and the hub for everything.” IGC Show’s widely popular New Vendor Zone, as well as the New Product Zone and New Plant Zone “best of show” voting areas, will also be conveniently located right on the trade show floor. Earlier this year, work began on the construction of a $100 million, 222-room hotel on top of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, the site of IGC Show’s trade show since its inception in 2007. “This past August at our 12 th  annual IGC Show, we felt the pains from the construction,” Jeff says, “and that was just the beginning of the demolition and building planned for the years to come. Our attendees and exhibitors suffered from restricted entry to the exhibit hall. Elevators weren’t working, escalators weren’t operating – it wasn’t pretty.” Cheryl adds, “Fortunately, despite these challenges, the show was a huge hit with attendees and exhibitors alike. But we also lost a lot of the prime lobby space that previously housed show registration and the GCA Café. Not to mention, the large windows looking out to Lake Michigan – they were all gone.” Lakeside | McCormick’s facility streams natural light into the contemporary, recently revamped space, and presents spectacular sweeping views with floor-to- ceiling windows looking out to Lake Michigan. IGC Show organizers plan to continue offering discounted show rates at hotels in Chicago’s popular Loop area, in addition to hotels at Lakeside | McCormick. The move is being called a reboot of what is still the most popular trade show in the world for independent garden centers. “We started a big updating process on the IGC Show two years ago - for example, the addition of the IGC Networking Lounge and Shop Talk Retail Discussions on the show floor,” Morey says. “Now starting next August, we are excited to add a lot of things we never had room for in the past. Stay tuned for lots more details. Think of it as IGC Show 2.0.” Jeff adds, “We’re in Chicago to stay. We’re not going anywhere after this move - 2020 and beyond, here we come!”
IGC 2018 CELEBRATES INNOVATION, CAMARADERIE  & INDIE SUCCESS AS INDUSTRY’S CENTRAL HUB  
CHICAGO – Independent garden center retailers and vendors from all across the country and around the world gathered at the IGC Show in Chicago for the 12th annual event’s trade show, order-writing specials, inspirational keynotes, continuing education and peer-to-peer networking at its best. The excitement started on Monday, when five coach buses filled to capacity took tour-goers on a journey of retail discovery during the IGC Show Store Tour. The next morning, Dr. Charlie Hall kicked things off with a fascinating look at the trends reshaping retail as we know it, and the key edge today’s indie garden centers are able to leverage as their community’s trusted local resource. After a full day of meeting face-to-face with new and established vendors, the crowds flowed into Tuesday evening’s free party, where The Marshall Tucker Band turned the mic over to the audience to join them in singing “Heard It In a Love Song.” Wednesday started with a standing-room-only keynote from Shark Tank’s Daymond John, who chronicled the determination and entrepreneurial grit that helped get him to the top, and the mindfulness that compels him today to share his story with others. On Thursday, attendees of Continuing Education @ IGC wrapped up their two-day “coursework,” taking back new strategies for their garden centers’ success, both online and in-store.
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JUST ANNOUNCED! FIRST OF THREE FREE KEYNOTES THIS SUMMER!
CHICAGO – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE - with early bird extra savings - for next summer’s IGC Show, August 13-15 at Chicago’s Lakeside | McCormick. Independent garden center retailers can get the jump on signing up for their IGC Show experience now, and  save substantially on access to Continuing Education @ IGC’s all- new sessions and Monday’s IGC Show Store Tour. IGC Show’s trade show, three morning keynotes and Wednesday’s party and concert with Starship are all free to attendees of all ages. As an added incentive to register early, IGC Show organizers have already arranged specially discounted IGC Show hotel room blocks - at both brand- new host hotels as well as show-goers’ longstanding favorites. Click on “Hotels” in the top menu to book yours. THIS JUST IN! Horticultural marketing researcher Dr. Bridget Behe of Michigan State University has signed on as Tuesday morning’s keynote - the first of three free keynotes at the IGC Show this summer. In the only keynote she’ll present to our industry this year, Dr. Behe will reveal the findings of her latest scientific studies that use state-of-the-art eye-tracking software to map the precise movement of customers’ eyes as they shop independent garden centers. You’ll take back new display and store layout ideas that you can put in place immediately at your garden center to improve the shopping experience for your customers - and to register more sales. Click Here for complete information on 2019 keynotes. As the exciting details of next summer’s must-attend event continue to unfold, IGC Show officials recently announced the big- name ticket for IGC Show 2019’s free party and concert on Wednesday - San Francisco rock legends STARSHIP, featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform their timeless anthems, “We Built This City,” “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” “Sara” and more! Click on “Concert” in the top menu for more details. And stay tuned for more big announcements, keynotes two and three, coming soon.
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Shark Tank’s Daymond John shops the IGC Show floor with Jeff and Cheryl Morey after his Wednesday standing-room-only keynote, placing an order with an exhibitor for his backyard chickens.
IGC Show Is Held At Lakeside | McCormick This modern facility’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of Lake Michigan. The landscaped deck is a serene place to enjoy the cascading waterfall overlooking the lake.
Address: 2301 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616 Lakeside | McCormick has convenient car/taxi drop-off and pick-up points, and on-site parking garages that accommodate 5,800 cars.
Follow Us Join the IGC Show’s Social Network    
Contact Us Registration Info: (203)286-8772 ShowInfo@IGCShow.com Booth Sales: Rob Bailey (847)777-1796 Rob@IGCShow.com
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