Glee 2019

10-12 September 2019

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK 

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

 Glee 2019

10-12 September 2018
NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Tue & Wed 9:00 - 18:00, Thu 9:00 - 16:00

UK Buyers Connect

UK Buyers Connect

What’s the deal?

The UK Buyers Connect is a speed networking event held during Glee and run by our show partners GIMA. These speed networking events unite UK buyers and UK and international sellers in pre-arranged, 10 minute appointments. 

The aim of the meetings is to be short yet highly effective, presenting key opportunities to make personal contact with premium brands and manufactures from across the UK and beyond. (Without wasting any precious show time) 

How can you get involved?

The UK Buyers Connect service is open to all buyers, but due to high demand there are limited spaces available. 

To register your interest in meeting sellers as part of the UK Buyers Connect, simply contact our partners GIMA.

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What exactly 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.



Buyers Taking Part

Kingfisher Group (B&Q/Castorama/Screwfix/Brico Depot/Koctas) 

Great Western Partnership 

JTF Wholesale 

Longacres Garden Centres 


Perrywood Garden Centre 

Blackbrooks Garden Centre 

Tong Garden Centre


Crocus (RHS online/Next Garden online/Waitrose Garden online)


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