GLAS Returns July 18th in Citywest Dublin
GLAS is a one-day opportunity to meet all the leading suppliers and specialists relevant to your business. Nowhere else will you find such a focused event, bringing all these business sectors under one roof:
- Nursery and amenity horticulture
- Landscaping & arboriculture
- Grounds maintenance and machinery
- Lifestyle & outdoor living
- Energy waste & recycling
- Greenkeeping & sportsturf
- Careers & education
- Business services
GLAS is trade-only, free to attend
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GLAS is impressive!
Yes, GLAS is impressive. Walking through GLAS last July, the sheer size, number and quality of exhibits created the strong impression of a sophisticated, developed industry.
GLAS stands for Gardening, Landscaping, and Amenity Sportsturf and ‘glas’ means the colour green, so the name is particularly apt, because this industry is the green industry, the one that creates and cares for our vital green leisure and amenity spaces.
These spaces are a vital part of modern living, and the exhibitors and attendees at GLAS play a key role in supporting this important sector by their expertise, training and determined dedication. And these facets of the industry are well represented too at the show.
It was impressive to see how the businesses of a wide range of stand-holders have expanded and broadened over the recent few years of GLAS shows and the very considerable effort that was put into building the exhibits, whether large or small.
The diversity of plants, products and services is remarkable as the green industry seeks out ever-better products with less environmental impact and perhaps even enhancement. This was highlighted when judging the much sought-after GLAS New Product New Plant Awards.
But GLAS is more than the excellent products, even so well displayed, GLAS is about people, and the people were impressive. Here were people bursting with pride in their own achievement and in that of their industry colleagues, be they rivals or not.
Some had suffered severe weather damage and the disruption it caused generally. The people of GLAS also comprises the attendees, a mixture of the older generation, often business founders, the next generation fired with energy and enthusiasm, and those who have made their careers in the industry.
For its great show, influential attendance and unique trade platform for the green amenity sector, yes, GLAS is impressive!
- Gerry Daly
- Editor, The Irish Garden and garden.ie
- Member of the GLAS New Product New Plant Awards Judging Panel