Shaping up well… Harrogate 2012

With just over three months to go Harrogate Week is shaping up nicely according to the organisers.
Next year is the 25th anniversary of BIGGA, and the centenary of Greenkeeping Associations. This milestone is to be celebrated on the evening on January 24th, with a special event being held at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.
It will be the 24th consecutive annual event held at Harrogate International Centre. Last January, despite the tough economic climate visitor numbers were up by 2.3% on the 2010 exhibition and 2012 looks on track to match that success.
Current confirmed exhibitors stand at 98; up 22.5% at the same datum point in 2010 and Hall M is back in play for 2012, boosting the available display space by nearly 1000SqM, of which only 12% remains to be filled.
It’s encouraging that of the 98 confirmed participants five are completely new to BTME and a similar number are returnees after a break from exhibiting.