The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is looking forward to welcoming members at Glee which takes place at the NEC from 10-12 September on stand 19P69 (along with Greenfingers and GCA). As well as being a key partner in the Retail Lab feature, the HTA will be hosting tours of the Retail Lab, presenting related seminars, and showcasing members of its Preferred Partners scheme.
Returning for the second year to Glee, the Retail Lab explores market insights and how retailers can engage with different consumer groups whilst inspiring, educating and wowing visitors. This year’s feature, which has the theme of Happy Gardening, will showcase future product, in-store experience and merchandising trends, using information from WGSN, Foresight Factory and creative director Romeo Sommers.
David Denny, HTA Marketing and Insight Manager, will be giving presentations on The Bigger Picture – HTA state of the industry session and Engaging a Younger Audience – through school gardening and initiatives such as National Children’s Gardening Week. The full programme of seminars can be viewed at https://www.gleebirmingham.com/seminar-programme
On the HTA stand (19P69) there will be the opportunity to meet with members of the HTA Preferred Partners Scheme – highlighting exclusive benefits available to HTA members.
Businesses taking part include: - Alpha Packaging, Citation, Ecogen, HTA Healthcare, HTA Savings and Loans from Bira Bank Ltd, HTA Utilities, Ideal Lights, Lloyds, Paskett PR, SWR and Whistl.
Over the space of the three days these Partners will be available to meet with members and discuss what they have to offer. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about the HTA Marketing Forum, taking place on Wednesday 17 October, and Cultivating Retail (in association with GIMA), taking place on Tuesday 13 November.
The HTA is delighted to be hosting both Greenfingers and the GCA on its stand where staff will be on hand to meet visitors throughout the duration of the show. For further information about Greenfingers activities at Glee please visit https://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/news/123/get-ready-for-greenfingers-charity-s-20th-anniversary-at-this-year-s-glee
The HTA AGM also takes place at Glee. HTA members are invited to attend the meeting at Concourse Suite 30, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT on Tuesday 11 September commencing at 8.30 am (refreshments from 8.00 am). AGM papers are available to members to view at http://www.hta.org.uk/agm2018. For those who are unable to attend the proxy voting form is available for download to be posted or emailed back.