The GIMA, Gardenex and PetQuip Buyers Connect are speed networking events held during the show and run by Glee’s key show partners. The aim of the Buyer Connects are to be short yet highly effective, presenting personal contacts with premium brands and manufacturers across the UK and beyond, and without wasting any precious show time!
Meeting with Key Visitors
Gardenex International Buyers Connect
The International Buyers Connect service is open to all sellers, but due to high demand there are limited spaces available.
To register your interest in meeting buyers as part of the International Buyers Connect, simply contact our partners at Gardenex.
What is GIMA?
The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) is a dynamic and proactive membership organisation representing the majority of suppliers and manufacturers operating within the UK gardening industry. Formed over 15 years ago, its goal is to promote the commercial, trading and industrial interests of its members to the mutual benefit of buyers looking to source quality products.
By running key industry networking events and offering targeted business services and tangible financial benefits to all involved, GIMA continues to be a powerful voice within the gardening industry.
What are Gardenex and Pet Quip
Gardenex is an organisation focused on uniting British companies with international buyers looking to find innovative garden product suppliers from the UK. Its sister association, PetQuip, also provides export help and advice to both the manufacturer and the buyer, with additional business support services for members and buyers within the pet sector.
Gardenex also offers the following free services to international trade buyers:
- An annual Directory of British Garden & Leisure Products. Organised by product category, the directory includes the contact details of all Gardenex member companies. The 2018/19 edition is now available. Please inquire on-stand.
- Help and advice on finding British products and suppliers. If you are looking for a particular item or to extend your range, Gardenex can arrange for their members to send you catalogues and price lists.
- Previews with information on product launches from British exhibitors at key international shows such as spoga+gafa, The National Hardware Show, Interzoo, Zoomark and Global Pet Expo.
- Meet the Supplier events held in the UK where buyers can meet with potential suppliers from the UK.