The International Buyers’ Centre at Glee 2018, a hub for overseas buyers attending the show, is being hosted again by the PetQuip and Gardenex associations.
The Centre will have a new location this year in Hall 6 on Stand No. 6S18-T19, which is situated close to the hall entrance. The Centre will provide a wide range of facilities and information for international visitors throughout the show.
The PetQuip association, a sister division of Gardenex, will also be providing business services to pet product suppliers and buyers on its Stand 19-S24 in the PetQuip Village section of the show.
The International Buyers’ Centre will be the venue for a programme of Gardenex-organised International Buyers Connect meetings which are scheduled to take place from 10-12.00am each day. These will give Glee exhibitors the chance to hold 10 minute meetings with international buyers. To date, garden product buyers from the Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Estonia, the Netherlands, the Baltic States and Poland have confirmed that they will be taking part. The buyers will represent a range of distributors, mail order and online sales companies. Gardenex members will receive the buyers’ company profiles and further details of how to apply in the weeks leading up to the show. The meetings are available only to Glee exhibitors.
Following a visit by Gardenex to the Gardenia show in Poland earlier this year, eight members of the Polish Garden Centre Association will also be visiting Glee 2018.
As well as meeting with international buyers and addressing their UK product sourcing enquiries, the Gardenex and PetQuip teams will be available throughout the show to meet with UK suppliers – both existing member companies and potential members – who are seeking advice on exporting and details of the wide range of business-generating services available from the two associations.
Companies visiting the IBC and the PetQuip stand will receive early notification of business initiatives, events and government grant funding opportunities for exporters over the coming 12 months. Gardenex members visiting the Centre will receive a printed copy of the latest ‘Gardenex & PetQuip A-Z Guide to Exporting’, which is a useful and practical guide aimed specifically at garden and pet product suppliers.