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THE IGC SHOW IS SO MUCH MORE THAN NEW PRODUCTS from all over the world - and yes, there are many thousands of those. It is a source of inspiration for legions of garden center professionals who take their ANNUAL SUMMER PILGRIMAGE to Chicago very seriously – some for six years running now. It’s the best place to LEARN FROM OUR INDUSTRY'S THOUGHT-LEADERS  trend‐setters and rising stars. The IGC Show’s 210,000 SQUARE FEET OF EXHIBITS stretch far out into the beckoning blue waters of Lake Michigan where the 600+ PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS meet face‐to‐face with thousands of IGC buyers – just like you – from all over the country. The walking‐distance flower‐filled streets framing downtown Chicago’s stores, restaurants, attractions and sights, plus SPECTACULAR NAVY PIER, lakeside Chicago’s #1 destination (and proud home to the IGC Show, its largest annual event) add to the appeal.

IGC Show's KNOW-2-GROW RETAIL CONFERENCE, the industry’s best and highest attended education program with 40+ speakers from all over the world dives deep into everything you need to know. The IGC Classic Rock FREE Concert Series, with recent representation from chart-topping bands like Charlie Daniels, Foreigner, America, Kansas, Styx and even 38 SPECIAL (coming in 2013!) is another prime attraction. And world-class keynotes like P. Allen Smith, Susie Coelho, Corey Bordine, JAMIE DURIE, Paco Underhill and Larry Winget add to the long list of reasons people come back every year. Networking with thousands of your fellow garden center owners, managers and buyers from around the country who share the same challenges and opportunities you do – yet another free benefit to those who come.

Perhaps our attendees sum up the IGC Show best: “FABULOUS” 1, “Incredible” 2, “Inspiring” 3, “Wonderful” 4, “TERRIFIC”5, “World‐Class” 6, “Fantastic” 7, “Lovely” 8, “Great” 9, “Amazing” 10, “Excellent” 11, “AWESOME” 12
Wendy Farrell, Owner of Farrell’s Lawn and Garden, simply said “WOW!”

Find new products. Fire your creativity. Feel the quickening pulse of our vibrant industry. Come experience the magic of your chosen profession all over again. You owe it to yourself and your business to attend the IGC Show – the world’s largest trade show and conference for independent garden centers – this August in stunningly beautiful (and great fun!) downtown Chicago. RegisterTODAY!

1.)  Ken Long, President, L.A. Reynolds Garden Showcase, Winston-Salem, NC
2.)  Jim LaVigne, General Manager, Edgewater Greenhouse, Portage, WI
3.)  Scott Endres, Co-Owner, Tangletown Gardens LLC, Minneapolis, MN
4.)  Becca Algozzino, Tagawa Gardens, Centennial, CO
5.)  Jim Dezell, Owner, Flamingo Road Nursery, Davie, FL
6.)  Terri Smith, Owner, Smith’s Ares, Niantic, CT
7.)  Pam Donzelli, VP, Gale’s Garden Center, OH
8.)  Alison Caldwell, Buyer, Hicks Nurseries, Westbury, NY
9.)  Donna Dent, Retail Manager, The Garden Center, San Antonio, TX
10.)  Sandi Hillermann McDonald, CEO, Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Washington, MO
11.)  Julia Snell, Owner, Wild Oasis LLC, Eutawville, SC
12.)  Patricia Cartwright, Owner, The Greenhouse Nursery, Nassau, Bahamas
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