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 August 6-7, 2024 | Rosemont, Illinois

Supercharge Your Business at The Garden Center Show

2024 Conference to Be Announced Soon!

Explore. Learn. Ignite.

Time to Learn

  • Reignite the flame of excitement about your business by exploring new ideas.
  • Learn about tried-and-true solutions that could make a difference immediately.
  • Talk with other IGC owners and managers who understand your experience (and have great ideas!).
  • Share your knowledge with others, over a cup of coffee, or during an interactive session or Q&A.

A Conference Program
Designed for You

The 2023 conference was designed to supercharge your business in our continuing education program by choosing from a total of 20 education sessions and 2 FREE keynotes, led by the industry's top minds and leading experts in specialized areas, presenting collaborative, tried-and-tested solutions that will improve your store's bottom line.

Hear From Experts Both Inside and Outside the Industry

  • What will the garden center of tomorrow look like?
  • Selling through the senses. There's so much more you can be doing to enhance your retail space.
  • Do you know what helps sales? Educate your customers on how to be more successful gardeners!
  • Learn how to extend your retail business with easy webinars that let your customers get their hands dirty.
  • Frustrated with employees? Sometimes it's due to management style. Learn how to do it better.
  • Did you know there is an actual "right" way to price your products? Learn some tips on how to make that easy.
  • It's always time to think about the eventual passing of the torch when it comes to your business, whether it's 2 years, 5 years, or even 15. What's your exit strategy?
  • …and so much more!

Get Inspired

Take your garden center to new heights after visiting some of Chicagoland’s leading retailers. The Lawn & Garden Retailer Bus Tour offers an exclusive look at these vibrant businesses and their strategies for increased profitability.