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Plans revealed for next week’s digital Harrogate International Nursery Fair

The schedule for the Harrogate International Nursery Fair digital preview show, which is taking place from Monday 22 – Tuesday 23 June, has now been revealed, with live talks, product demonstrations and even a virtual awards ceremony.

Nursery Online is working in partnership with Harrogate International Nursery Fair (HINF) for the industry’s first ever digital trade show, which will be opening at 10am next Monday (22 June), with all information, ‘stands’ and live demos remaining available on the website until the end of August.

Over 20 exhibitors will be taking the opportunity to showcase their latest lines, including brands like Invictus, Shnuggle, Cybex, Didofy, Ark, ErgoBaby, Hardenberg, Halilit, Silver Cross, Progressive Preschool magazine and awards.

“With the Harrogate show postponed until October and many retailers now re-opening their doors, now seems like the ideal opportunity for brands and retailers to come together in one place,” said Nursery Online’s Kerry Haynes.  “This show will offer exactly that – one place where retailers can learn about new and innovative products while also finding out how to help their business through these strange times.”

“We know lock down has been difficult for everyone – customers, retailers and brands alike,” she continued. “By working together we are hoping to unite the industry and have been working hand-in-hand with brands, distributors, PRs and other trade media to bring everyone on board.”

The results of a digital awards programme – the Nursery Online Trade Awards – will also be announced at the after-show party, which will take place from 5.30pm on Monday 22 June and celebrate the very best products, retailers and brands. Completely free to enter, brands and retailers are encouraged to enter themselves and nominate each other. The entry and nomination system is open until midnight tonight (Thursday 18 June) and can be subitted via a quick and simple form.

The after-show party will also be an ideal opportunity for show visitors and exhibitors to grab a drink for an hour and catch up with some industry friends.

The digital show – which is free to attend – is live now, with fresh content being added on a daily basis. Stands will be live from Monday, when visitors will be able to ask live questions about products. All exhibitor information, demos, news and learning zone features will then remain on the website for visitors to view until the end of August.

Visitors should register now to ensure they are kept up-to-date with all the latest news, including information about the awards, the after-show party and live talks and workshops at the Learning Zone.

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