GLAS takes place at Dublin’s Citywest Events Centre on July 19th, with new opening times 9am to 5pm.
With the support of Bord Bia, Ireland’s GLAS trade show will attract over 1,000 visitors this year from the horticulture, sportsturf, grounds maintenance and related industries.
Mike Neary and Carol Marks, Bord Bia, with Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture in the Department of Agriculture on the Bord Bia Thinking House stand.
A key feature of the event is the Bord Bia Thinking House will showcase the wealth of information and resources available to Irish growers to help them make informed decisions, to grow their businesses, to reduce risk and uncertainty and help save them time and money.
Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture for the retail and landscaping sectors, GLAS will attract trade visitors from the greenkeeping, sportsturf and forestry sectors.
This year GLAS will showcase over 150 exhibits from some of the leading nurseries, product and service providers on the market. The show features the Sportsturf Village and Machinery Park in association with The Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces and the Retail Merchandising Showcase in partnership with Shop Equipment Ltd.
Following on from it’s successful debut in 2017, the Board Bia Learning Theatre will be expanded to host more free-to-attend workshops and talks throughout the day. While we have also added a second Learning Theatre, supported by Teagasc.
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
The hugely popular New Product New Plant Awards Showcase will take centre stage, highlighting twelve lucky finalists – six new plants and six new products – as chosen by our judging panel. With the winners announced at a special presentation on the show floor, the morning of the event.
Highlights from GLAS 2017
Best New Plant winner for their Escallonia Laevis Pink Elle was Kelly’s Nursery, pictured with Carol Marks, Bord Bia (l) is Eileen Kelly & Billy Kelly from Kelly’s Nursery.
While Best New Product winner was Hygeia Garden Care – Green Force – Lawn Gold, pictured with Elisha Daniels and Brendan Galvin from Hygeia Garden Care is Minister Andrew Doyle.
Winner of Best in Show Trade Supplier was Sanctuary Synthetics, pictured with Mark O’Loughlin (centre) is Carol Marks, Bord Bia and John McDonald, Mediateam, organisers of GLAS.
Winner of Best in Show was the team at O’Connor Nurseries, pictured here with Carol Marks, Bord Bia
For more on the Best New Product and Best New Plant Award winners at GLAS 2017 click here to Growtrade.ie
GLAS returns on Thursday July 19th from 9am till 5pm. See you there!
The horticulture industry is defined by dedicated professionals who are constantly moving with the changing times and meeting the demands of a dynamic industry. GLAS is our industry's one-day event that helps make that happen.
Peter Stears, Editor, Growtrade.ie
GLAS by the numbers...
(Source: Visitor Exit poll, GLAS 2017
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