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Events for 2018/2019

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.


  • 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…)


  • Council Dinner
    13th December 2018
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Council Meeting is being hosted by Evergreen Garden Care (UK) Ltd, Frimley, Surrey  GU16 7ER. Start Time : 11.00 Finish : 18.00 (more…)


  • 13th January 2019 - 16th January 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue Location Harrogate Convention Centre King's Road Harrogate North Yorkshire HG1 5LA Please Note:  Event Closes at 4.00pm on 16th January (more…)


  • 13th January 2019 - 15th January 2019
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Olympia London (more…)


  • 20th January 2019 - 23rd January 2019
    12:00 am

Venue: Luton Hoo Hotel, The Mansion House, Luton  LU1 3TQ (more…)


  • 3rd February 2019 - 7th February 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Spring Fair is the UK's No.1 home and gift show for the retail industry. An unmissable wholesale trade show happening at the NEC Birmingham 3-7 February. Further information www.springfair.com   (more…)


  • 27th February 2019
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Now in its 14th year, The Garden Press Event is firmly established as the launch of the gardening season, with all the key gardening journalists and media attending.  For information on how to exhibit or visit the show please follow this link or call 01235 776173.   (more…)


  • 22nd March 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day was officially launched at Glee with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved. With Greenfingers celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, plans are already blooming to make next year’s annual fundraiser the best yet. 2019’s event will take place on Friday March (more…)

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