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GCA to host international congress

Published: 13 July 2018 - Fiona Garcia
GCA chairman Mike Lind is delighted the GCA will host the global event in the UK next year
GCA chairman Mike Lind is delighted the GCA will host the global event in the UK next year

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is set to host the International Garden Centre Association congress for the first time in 10 years, with garden retailers from across the globe to attend the 20119 event.

The GCA is expecting 250 delegates from garden centres from all over the world to join it in Windsor for the event on Sunday, September 1 until Saturday, September 7, 2019.

GCA chairman Mike Lind said: “The last time we hosted the event was 10 years ago, back in 2009, so we’re delighted to be hosts once again and to be able to showcase some of the wonderful garden centres we have here in the UK.

“This time around we’ll be based at The Castle Hotel and The Macdonald Windsor Hotel both centrally-located on the High Street in the historic town and will be hosting visits to some of the best garden centres in the South East. 

“We will also be offering our guests trips to a combination of amazing historical and tourist venues including: the Bombay Sapphire Gin distillery and a boat trip on the Thames through London with a stop off at the London Eye. To add to this, we will host a medieval banquet and private tour of Hatfield House. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best garden centres and venues in the world, which we have in this country, as well as network and learn from colleagues from many different nations. 

“We’re now actively planning the event and looking for sponsors from the industry to get involved. It would be a great opportunity for companies looking at exporting their services, products and plants to get in front of decision-makers from some of the world’s top garden centres.”

For more about the IGCA event next year, contact the GCA on 01244 952170, visit www.gca.org.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/pages/GardenCentreAssociation or Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association

 

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