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Events for 2017/2018

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.


  • Sales Territory Planning
    3rd October 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participants will be better able to use sales territory plans to structure and make best use of their efforts, implement new techniques to prioritise tasks and plan their time, employ a 'consultative sales' approach to develop existing and potential customers, while increasing link, cross and up-sale opportunities. (more…)


  • Intermediate+ Excel Workshop
    30th October 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one day skills workshop for users who regularly work with complex excel spreadsheets.  Users will learn how to manipulate complex data sets with ease and present data in a range of charts to make it easier to spot trends or monitor costs. This workshop will help users advance their skill set by learning to (more…)

Event Phone: 01959 564947


  • Presentation Skills
    31st October 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whether its in an informal setting for several colleagues, at a meeting in front of a client or for hundreds of people at a conference, giving presentations can be nerve wracking. But it doesn’t have to be! By practicing the processes and skills that sit behind developing and delivering great presentations this course will help (more…)


  • 13th November 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one day event and dinner for retailers, growers and suppliers will tackle the key issues and opportunities facing the garden retail supply chain.  Jointly hosted by HTA and GIMA, Cultivating Retail is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. Cost:  HTA/GIMA Members: £295+VAT; Non Members: £495+VAT Price includes full conference, formal (more…)


  • 21st November 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

There is no escaping the bottom line, finance is the lifeblood of business. Making sense of financial reporting and translating financial information into business decisions is a key skill but it’s not always obvious from spreadsheets and reports what can be done to maximise performance and profit. This workshop is for anyone without a finance (more…)


  • Key Account Management
    12th December 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will enable delegates to differentiate between 'Account Management' and 'Key or Strategic Account Management'.  The workshop will encourage attendees to utilise a range of skills to maintain and develop relationships with customers to expand the revenue and worth of the accounts they manage, whilst also focusing on ways to retain and defend the (more…)

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