IGC Show Secures Valley Forge Casino Resort for East Event,
Announces Fresh Focus Targeted to Eastern IGC Interests
METRO PHILADELPHIA - IGC Show organizers announce a new focus for the East event, which will be held August 2-4, 2016 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, located just outside Philadelphia in King of Prussia, PA. The offerings will now target the special interests of Eastern IGC retailers with regionally relevant keynotes, educational conference sessions and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, including Tuesday evening’s free disco-retro concert from “I Will Survive” radio hit artist Gloria Gaynor, brought to you by your friends Bonide Products and Garden Centers of America. To more precisely convey this Eastern niche focus, the event is taking on a new name: EIGC – The Eastern Show for IGCs.
“After carefully considering the post-show surveys from our 2015 Baltimore IGC Show this past summer, we determined there was a sufficient level of concern among both attendees and exhibitors about the location,” says IGC Show Co-founder Jeff Morey. “So when we were presented with the opportunity to relocate our East show to the suburban Greater Philly area, we said, ‘We owe it to our loyal supporters to check it out.’
Master Nursery Garden Centers will hold its Eastern Regional Member Meeting at EIGC – The Eastern Show for IGCs. "We were extremely happy at IGC East this past summer. We had the highest turnout in years - way up from the other venues of past years,” says Jeff Lafferty, Master Nursery’s CEO. “Our booth was jammed, and we wrote a lot of orders from members. Now, we are excited about next summer’s EIGC show at Valley Forge Casino Resort."
Valley Forge Casino Resort combines the amenities of a top-notch gaming resort with exhibit space, plus ballrooms and classrooms for EIGC’s three keynotes and 30 hours of educational sessions. In addition to offering slots and table games for gaming enthusiasts, the Valley Forge Casino Resort offers seven diverse on-site dining options, including celebrity chef Luke Palladino’s LP Steak, a newly renovated spa and fitness center, easy access from all major roads and free valet parking daily - all in an area that draws visitors with a range of options in evening dining and entertainment.
Additional EIGC advantages benefitting IGC Retailers and Vendors alike include:
- Free EIGC Show Parking
- Free EIGC Show Day Shuttles
- Free EIGC Show Evening Shuttles
- Affordable EIGC Hotel Block Rates starting around $100!
EIGC-exclusive incentives for Exhibiting Vendors include:
- Low-Cost Non-Union Facility - exhibiting is more affordable and hassle-free
- Booth Self-Setup - non-union facility gives exhibitors the option of performing all booth work on their own - a substantial savings!
- 1,000 Pounds Free Drayage - and beyond that, exhibitors may elect to move themselves or hire affordable non-union movers onsite