IGC Show 2017 brings you a newly redesigned retail networking hub, conveniently located in the center of the action on the trade show floor. “As we enter our second decade of joining together as an industry at the IGC Show, the IGC Networking Lounge will further our all-important networking focus at the event,” says Jeff Morey, IGC Show Co-founder & CEO. “This reimagined area will serve as a central meeting point for indies from all across the country to talk shop and form new industry friendships.” The IGC Networking Lounge’s collaborative model takes inspiration from contemporary retail design trends, with shared spaces modeled after the Genius Bar at Apple Stores. Grab a stool and sit with your fellow indies at long tables with charging ports for your devices. Relax with a refreshment from the IGC Bar, sit back and get connected with the indie retailer sitting next to you.IGC Show is the world’s largest 100% independent garden center event, marrying the unique opportunities to shop the largest gathering of IGC-focused vendors and connect with IGC retailers just like you. Exchange ideas on your toughest store challenges - and share the solutions that have worked for you. Compare product finds, and brainstorm marketing strategies in creative hunches with your peers. No IGC retailer is an island - together, our industry is strengthened and competes successfully. And it starts here in the IGC Networking Lounge. IGC Show - August 15-17, 2017 – Navy Pier, Chicago Registration Is Open!Do It Now, Save Time Later.
NEW! Sit Back, Charge Up & Connect with the Indie Retailer
Next to You In the IGC Networking Lounge
NEW! ‘Shop Talk’ Retail Discussions
in the IGC Networking Lounge
Share your thoughts on a range of IGC-relevant interests with your peers in a live discussion format, facilitated right on the trade show floor. “Shop Talk” Retail Discussions will get the conversation started in a designated area conveniently located in the new IGC Networking Lounge. Grab a coffee, soda, beer or something with more kick from the lounge’s IGC Bar, have a seat and jump in to the conversations centered on today’s hot industry topics - submitted by you. A facilitator will be there to keep things moving along and assure everyone is heard. But make no mistake, this is no “talking head” seminar - this is your opportunity to talk to your fellow indies about how to make your business even stronger. What’s on your mind? Email your “Shop Talk” topic ideas to AskIGC@IGCChicago.com.