Glee show organisers report that the beginning of 2018 saw the annual exhibition witness support from the garden retail sector. With a relocation to NEC halls 6,7,8,19 and 20 set to refresh and revitalise the show floorplan, the exhibition floorspace is over 85% sold, with more than 300 exhibitors confirmed to attend, helping keep the 2018 event on track to be the most vibrant and exciting showcase of garden, landscaping, outdoor leisure and pet brands anywhere within the garden retail calendar. New brands include Royal Canin, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Festive Productions – who will be showcasing a solar lighting link-up with Duracell, Gorse Lodge Garden Ornaments alongside Asia Style, and Greenkey Garden & Home.
One of Glee’s most exciting show features – the Retail Lab – has also been confirmed to return in 2018, and a dedicated Pets at Glee section is set to be introduced in 2018, bringing with it a showcase of pet brands and educational content.
Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director, said: “It’s safe to say Glee is in great shape. We’ve a number of exciting developments and updates on the horizon so it’s great to see the garden retail industry responding so positively. Glee has a vital role to play in providing a platform for better business, a showcase of the latest innovation, a place for the industry to meet and network, as well as discussing and debating future developments. Our 2018 plans have been outlined to strengthen this offering further, and we are confident that they will continue to hit the mark. We look forward to being able to share details of future developments over the coming months.”