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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.

GIMA AGM & Day Conference

GIMA AGM & Day Conference to be held at

HTA Horticulture House
Chilton, Didcot
OX11 0RN

The annual AGM (GIMA members only) will be followed by the first GIMA Day Conference of 2017.  Registration for this event is now open to GIMA members and non members.

Confirmed speakers so far, John Cleland, CEO Dobbies Garden Centres, others to be announced very shortly.

Price: £60.00

Date: 23rd March 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

WGSN Trends Workshop and Training Session

Experts from WGSN will give an in depth presentation on Future trends in Lifestyle and Outdoor Living after which there will be break out sessions to provide hands on training on using the system and getting to grips with the available content.

Price: £75.00

Date: 4th April 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The GIMA 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

GIMA Awards & Judging Day (Product & Marketing Entry Form)

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 Judging Day 28th June

Price: £0.00

Date: 28th June 2017

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