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GLAS 2022: Here’s what to expect

A display from GLAS 2019. Photo: Joe Keogh

With something for every division of the horticulture trade, the trade event is not to be missed

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29 June 2022 | 0

The annual Garden Landscape and Amenity Sportsturf (GLAS) trade show, which attracts top producers, growers, manufacturers, and key opinion leaders across the Irish horticultural sector, will return in just three weeks.

The one-day trade event will take place on Thursday 21 July from 9am to 5pm. A first for the trade show, this year GLAS will be held at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. The indoor sporting arena is located in Tymon Park, Tallaght, adjacent to the M50 motorway.

Supported by Bord Bia, GLAS last took place in 2019, after being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a three-year hiatus, the event organisers are delighted to be returning with a full trade show.

GLAS 2022 promises to be an essential event for the horticulture trade in Ireland as its exhibitor list continues to grow. More than 60 of the biggest names in horticulture are confirmed to exhibit at the largest one-day horticulture trade event in Ireland.

Best in Show Awards

Always a stand-out feature at GLAS, the New Plant New Product Awards bring great excitement to GLAS as worthy entrants are assessed by an expert panel of judges. Each year, GLAS celebrates an array of new products and new plants which have been whittled down from a large number of worthy contenders, to form the New Product, New Plant Awards.

These highly anticipated awards will return with a bang at GLAS 2022, as the hottest New Plants and New Products, as well as the Best in Show Trade Supplier and Best in Show Horticulture award winners, will be crowned.

Bord Bia Thinking House

The hub of Bord Bia’s Insight and Innovation services, The Thinking House, is the repository of all Bord Bia research, and is where insight and innovation activities are centred.

Careers Hub

Hosted by Teagasc, the focus of the Careers Hub at GLAS will be on the value of upskilling those currently working in the industry, as well as the role final year students, graduates and alumni can play in your organisation.

Landscape Show

The landscape show will feature exhibits and expert advice from the leading suppliers in the landscaping sector.

Sportsturf & Machinery

Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture, GLAS continues its expansion into sports surfaces, grounds maintenance and related industries, connecting visiting sportsturf and parkland professionals with leading suppliers and specialists in the sector.

Decision Makers

With the full support of Bord Bia, GLAS offers a unique networking opportunity for both buyers and sellers in Ireland’s horticulture, sportsturf, and related industries.  As the biggest event of its kind in Ireland, GLAS attracts users and decision-makers at all levels of business from a diverse range of industries including:

  • Garden centre buyers.
  • Supermarket buyers.
  • Garden designers.
  • Local authorities.
  • Sportsturf professionals.
  • Landscape architects.
  • Retail nursery buyers.
  • Arborists and tree surgeons.
  • Retail florists.
  • Grounds maintenance contractors.
  • Landscape contractors.

GLAS will take place 21 July at the National Basketball Arena in Dublin – be sure to add it to your calendar. Admission is free to attend by registration in advance or at the door. Click here to pre-register you and your colleagues for the unmissable event.

GLAS is a trade only event for practitioners in the horticulture, garden retail, sportsturf, grounds maintenance and related industries. Click here to find out more about who will be exhibiting at GLAS.

Plus, you can check out some of the highlights from the 2019 show here:

 

 

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