August 8-10, 2023 | Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee, WI

Network at GCS

Wednesday, August 10 | 5:00 -6:00 p.m.

Relax. Network. Have fun.

Networking Reception

Wednesday, August 10 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Garden Center Show will host a networking reception the 2nd night of the show, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

We hope you'll join us for an hour of socializing. After all, nobody else understands your work world as well as your Independent Garden Center peers!


Lawn & Garden Retailer
The Official Magazine of GCS

Join Us in the
Networking Lounge!

The Lawn & Garden Retailer Networking Lounge is a place to relax, get a drink from the bar, have a snack, and take a moment.

Editors from L&GR will be in the lounge throughout each day, engaging with participants, seeking your insights about the state of the industry, and just getting to know you better.

Keynote speakers will come to the lounge after their presentations, and spend an hour with you in "ask me anything" sessions.

The official magazine of the Garden Center Show

Networking Lounge Schedule

  • Tuesday, Aug. 9:

    11:00 a.m.  |  Show Opens

    11:45 a.m.  |  Ask the Keynote Anything with Bob Negen

    2:00 p.m.   |  Ideas for Motivating Employees and Their Real-World Results

    5:00 p.m.   |  Show Closes

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10:

    9:00 a.m.   |  Show Opens

    9:45 a.m.   |  Ask the Keynote Anything with David Kepron

    11:00 a.m. |  Controlling Expenses, Setting Prices and What it Means to your Bottom Lines

    2:00 p.m.   |  Ways to Engage Customers for Repeat Business

    5:00 p.m.   |  Show Closes

  • Thursday, Aug. 11:

    9:00 a.m.   |  Show Opens

    9:45 a.m.   |  Ask the  Keynote Anything with Tom Shay

    11:00 a.m. |  Ideas for How and Where to Find Unique Products

    2:00 p.m.   |  Show Closes

Show Location

Wisconsin Center | Milwaukee

  • Exhibit Hall
  • 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

Show Hours

Monday, August 8
Store Tour

 8:00 a.m. – 6:05 p.m

½ Day Boot Camp

 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9
Floor Hours

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10
Floor Hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Networking Reception

5 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Floor Hours

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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