Dates announced for 2022 Garden Center Conference & Expo

Dates announced for 2022 Garden Center Conference & Expo

The education-based conference and trade show will take place Aug. 1-3, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

November 4, 2021

Garden Center magazine, the leading industry trade publication serving independent garden center retailers in North America, has announced dates for the 2022 Garden Center Conference & Expo. This industry-wide event will take place August 1-3, 2022 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida. The 2 ½-day experience will offer education sessions and roundtable discussions designed specifically for independent garden center executives as well as department heads and team leaders. Additionally, attendees will enjoy ample networking time as well as access to an exhibit hall featuring the newest products coming to market.

“The Garden Center Conference & Expo fills a void in the industry for an event that brings together top retail professionals for both high-level education and access to the latest products being brought to market. It also offers IGCs the opportunity to collaborate with their peers who are facing the same issues within their own operations.” says Nick Collins, publisher. “This is the must-attend event of 2022.”

The in-depth education program is being developed by dynamic industry leaders who comprise the Garden Center Conference & Expo Advisory Board and the Garden Center editorial team. Each session will be led by a speaker or moderator who understands the challenges and opportunities unique to our industry.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s lineup of speakers, who will be delivering solutions-based education designed just for garden center retailers,” says Editor Kate Spirgen. “We listened to what our attendees want, and this year we’re including a track for management teams, as well as top-level owners and operators. And, of course, we’ll be maintaining an environment that fosters the free flow and exchange of ideas so that attendees can learn from each other’s experiences.”

Booth space and sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available on a first come, first served basis. Review our Exhibitor Prospectus here and contact the following sales reps to secure your space early:

Nick Collins at 216.393.0233; e-mail:
Bobby Albino at 216.393.0324; e-mail:
Kyle Castro at 216.393.0353; e-mail:

Registration will open mid-December, and details will be available at More information including speakers, sessions and other conference events will be announced in the coming months, and will also be available at