News | Garden trade show


Glee is growing and will gain an offshoot in the spring

In the new Retail Lab, creative director Romeo Sommer designed presentations for four key future-facing trends.

In the new Retail Lab, creative director Romeo Sommer designed presentations for four key future-facing trends.

The British garden trade show Glee will gain another exhibition hall next year. At the NEC in Birmingham, Glee 2018 will occupy halls 6, 7, 8, 19 and 20. From 2018 onwards the show will also have an offshoot at the Spring Fair; this home and gift show for the retail industry, which is also held in Birmingham, will be staged next year from 4 to 8 February 2018.

In particular, the outcome of this year's Glee from 11 to 13 September has increased the optimism of the organiser Ascential with regard to next year's planned expansion. More than 550 brands, including 150 international companies and 200 brand new exhibitors, were represented in Birmingham. The closing report does not give any details of the number of visitors from the garden, landscaping, builders' merchant, home, gift, pet and wider retail markets.

"Glee has been growing at a significant rate and that means we've outgrown our current home," said Matthew Mein, Glee event director. "Glee has successfully relocated before, and we hope that this next move will be received with the same level of industry support. Not only will the exhibition be able to better accommodate more exhibitors and visitors, but its refreshed layout will breathe new life into the show."

In the extended accompanying programme this year, the new Retail Lab in particular attracted considerable interest. Creative director Romeo Sommer of the Netherlands designed presentations for four key future-facing trends that will impact gardening and retail in the year ahead. Other features of the accompanying programme included the seminar series created by the HTA, the Innovators Zone, GIMA Business Village, PetQuip Business Village, International Buyers Centres, and the Buyers Power List and Glee New Product Showcase.

|28 September 2017


Post a comment

* Please complete the areas marked in red correctly and in full!.

(will not be published)

* obligatory fields

Latest news

Trade fair in Vietnam wants to increase number of exhibitors

The organisers of the Vietnam Hardware & Hand Tools Expo (VHHE) are expecting a further increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors this View news...

Growth for the top 10 in North and South America

The top 10 DIY retailers in North and South America achieved combined net sales of EUR 203.7 bn in 2017. That was 1.9 per cent more than the previous View news...

Kesko acquires the largest Byggmakker retailer

Kesko Corporation's subsidiary Byggmakker Handel AS has agreed to purchase Gipling AS, a Norwegian operator in the building and home improvement View news...

Good Home plans expansion in Brunei and Malaysia

After recently opening what is touted to be the biggest do-it-yourself store in the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, Bruneian-owned company Good View news...

Actual figures

Statistics Home Improvement Europe

Statistics Home Improvement
This brochure provides a competent overview of the situation in the Home Improvement sector in 31 European countries.

Order now!

5th Global DIY Summit 2017



Almost 80 years of proven experience

The 5th Global DIY Summit in Berlin was a first class networking event for the international home improvement industry. Here are the portraits of some of the most important companies that exhibited at the International Congress Exhibition.