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Garden Connect launch 2019 IGCA app

The new International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) app. Photo: Courtesy of Garden Connect.

The 2019 International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress takes place in Windsor, England, and is the first IGCA Congress to have an app.



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7 August 2019

Garden Connect has teamed up with the British Garden Centre Association to develop an app to replace the congress book delegates usually receive during the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress.

The app provides all the information delegates need to know while they are at the IGCA Congress. “I’ve been at the congress myself for two years and felt we could provide more information about the tour if we could do it online. We’re very excited we had the opportunity to develop the first IGCA app ever. It shows the garden industry embraces innovation and is open to digital.”, said Edwin Meijer, managing director of Garden Connect.

Garden centre reviews

During the tour, the delegates from all over the world will visit some of Britain’s best garden centres, including Millbrook, Ruxley Manor, Haskins, Longacres, and many more. “After each visit, we invite delegates to give a rating. This was previously done via paper forms, but it makes sense to do it via the app. The centres will get that feedback instantly, allowing them to improve an already great business.”, said Tam Woodhouse, on behalf of the organising committee.

Push messages

The app also allows the IGCA to send push messages to those who have downloaded the app. “We’re not going to use this too often, but sometimes it can be efficient to reach out to all delegates. Having push messages at our disposal will help us to communicate with the 250+ delegates.”, said Woodhouse.

Visit Garden Connect for more information. The app is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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