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Events for 2017

GIMA is renowned for running some of the sectors leading industry events, bringing retailers and sellers together, and supporting our members with business related speakers and presentations.

These events provide you with excellent opportunities to meet or entertain customers, network with like minded piers within the industry and relax amongst friends and colleagues.

Charity Golf & Activity Day

As the busy Spring season draws towards its close, the GIMA Charity & Activity Day is a great way to entertain your customers, build team commitment or get your brand in front of customers and colleagues.

Telford Hotel and Golf Resort

For the fourth year running The Annual GIMA Charity Golf Day is again returning to the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire. Designed by John Harris and Brian Griffiths.

By popular demand we can now offer the GIMA Kwik Cricket and Laser Clay Shooting challenge for teams of 6 players.  With no experience necessary, this fun and easy version of cricket is suitable for all ages and abilities.  This inaugural competitive event will take place at Lilleshall Cricket Club and will culminate in a prize giving back at the hotel in the evening.

How to Book

Book your team now, and we'll then contact you at a later date for the details of players and attendees nearer the event.

Price: £699.00

Date: 8th June 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Demystifying the Digital World

A one day workshop for garden industry suppliers or manufacturers

Websites and social media can be one of the best investments a company makes.  Demystifying the Digital World aims to provide practical advice and tips to enable manufacturers to gain leverage with their online presence.

  • Develop/improve websites to communicate more effectively with your target audiences
  • Create a realistic social media strategy which delivers against targets
  • Measure your results based on goals

Interactive format providing a glossary of terms and full understanding of best practice for websites, social media and how to use effectively.  Download full event flyer here

Price: £130.00

Date: 15th June 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Set Up & Judging Day

The GIMA Awards recognise excellence in new products, marketing and export success.

How To Enter
To enter the awards simply complete this entry form for each product or marketing category you wish to enter.
You will be required to submit photos to support your entry, a separate link will be sent to you for image upload once we confirm receipt of your entry
Closing date for entries: 26th May 2017.

Once submitted, you will then be required to send your products for judging to Warwick Racecourse on Tuesday 27th June.  Judging will take place by our panel of retail buyers and journalists on Wednesday 28th June.  Once completed, you can either collect your product or we will arrange for it to be donated to charity.  Products must be collect between 4pm & 6pm on Wednesday 28th June.  No extension to that time will be permitted.

Price: £40.00

Date: 27th June 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

GIMA Awards Gala Dinner

The prestigious GIMA awards are recognised as the garden industry event of the year.

Recognising excellence in new products, marketing support and export achievements, entering and winning these coveted prizes is a significant achievement.

Now open for Entries and Bookings.

Price: £309.00

Date: 13th July 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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