GLAS is back!

Now in its seventh year, the ‘Main Event’ for Ireland’s horticulture, sportsturf and related industries returns to Citywest on Thursday 20 July 2017. In one day, come along and bring yourself up to date with the latest products, services and developments in your business. It’s also a unique opportunity to network and catch up with colleagues. Don’t miss it!


GLAS provides the only one-day opportunity to meet all of the key producers, buyers, suppliers and service providers to allow your business develop

Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture

 


 Trade Visitors Flock To GLAS

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GLAS 2016: Mike Neary and Carol Marks, Bord Bia, greet Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture.


With the support of Bord Bia, Ireland’s GLAS trade show, in Dublin’s Citywest attracts almost 1,000 visitors from the horticulture, sportsturf, grounds maintenance and related industries.

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Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture for the retail and landscaping sectors, GLAS continued to attract trade visitors in forestry, greenkeeping, sportsturf and retail sectors.

This year’s GLAS is the biggest yet, featuring over 145 exhibitors – some of the leading product and service providers on the market right now. As well as a new-look New Product New Plant Awards Showcase, The Sportsturf Village and Machinery Park in association with The Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces, new-look Retail Merchandising Showcase in partnership with Shop Equipment Ltd and the Board Bia Learning Theatre, hosting a series of free-to-attend talks.

Follow the links on this site for more details. GLAS is free to attend to trade visitors – simply register at the door, there is also ample free parking at the venue.

Each year, outstanding products and exhibits are recognised with an awards programme judged by horticulture experts Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson; and Carol Marks, horticulture specialist at Bord Bia. These were the awards made at the 2016 event on 21 July:

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For Quercus palustris “Green Pillar”, John Murphy of Annaveigh Plants in Co Tipperary, receives the ‘Best Plant 2016’ Award from Minister Andrew Doyle TD; pictured with Carol Marks, Bord Bia; Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson

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For Finale 150 Herbicide, Liam MacMahon of NAD receives the ‘Best Product 2016’ Award from Carol Marks, Bord Bia; Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson

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For their outstanding exhibit, the team at Ben Vista Nurseries, Co Antrim is pictured with Carol Marks of Bord Bia, Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson, receiving their ‘Best in Show’ award in the horticulture category.

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The team at Bord na Mona, pictured with Carol Marks of Bord Bia, Gerry Daly and Paddy Gleeson, receiving their ‘Best in Show’ award in the ‘trade supplier’ category.