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Why Attend

The NLGS takes the guess work out of who you’re going to meet. You get to focus on your company sales and products, while we take care of the details. Our unique appointment format saves you time and money by combining several months of meetings into one event.
 
We guarantee appointments with qualified Mid-tier Lawn and Garden hardline buyers. 

Show Features

Appointments – Like speed dating the appointments are fast-paced, highly productive, efficient, and fun. You get ten minutes to pitch your product, but more importantly, to start a relationship. Buyers select the categories they wish to see and Vendors Select the buyers they wish to meet. All meetings are prescheduled and matched by category selections.  Category List

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Point of Purchase Display – While the heart of the show is face to face appointments, POP is the space for all product displays. A 2×2 foot POP display space is provided with registration. Choose table or floor.

 

The POP display area is previewed by Buyers giving them an opportunity to see, touch and feel all products the night before appointments.

New Product Display – Highlights innovation with the hottest new products and prototypes. All entries must be new to the market, less than one year. Buyers provide written evaluations and vote for the Buyer Pick Awards. First second and third place winners receive additional publicity and cash prizes. Buyer Pick awards are announced at lunch on Tuesday. New Product Display

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Vendors In Action (VIA) Sponsorship – While our appointment floor is great for the business side of things, the VIA event is what NLGS is founded upon. This fun offsite event with buyers helps you build on Buyer relationships in an entertaining and personal environment.  More VIA information

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Testimonials

“As a first-time attendee, I thought the organization and meetings to be of very high quality. We meet with qualified buyers from all over and formed relationships with several new distributors. We look forward to the next show and building on those relationships” 

– Michael McGinnis, Mass Management, LLC

 

“We really enjoyed meeting everyone at the NLGS. I personally loved the ‘speed-dating’ format for the meetings, which allowed us to meet the buyers and gage interest without having to waste useful time making small talk.”

– Ana Rodas, Bionic Gloves

Types of Buyers You'll Meet

Types of Buyers You'll Meet

  • Regional Retail Chains
  • Department Stores
  • Wholesale Distributors
  • Buying Groups/Coops
  • Catalogue and Direct Mail
  • E-Commerce
  • Web Only
  • Multi-Unit Independent Garden Centers
  • Farm and Fleet Stores
  • Liquidators (typically only one or two attend the event)
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