Welcome to the 2021 Bord Bia Spring Trolley Fair, supporting the Irish Hardy Nurserystock Association (IHNSA) in conjunction with IFA. This marketplace event marks the start of the Irish Nursery season, and for the first time it will be a virtual event. This event focuses on providing you with insight and information to support your business growth.
2020 brought many challenges to businesses in the horticulture industry, however, when the challenges were at their greatest we saw the sector pivot and become agile, often performing at its strongest. As we enter 2021, the need to remain agile will continue in these exceptional times as businesses seek to meet changing consumer and market needs.
Our event will launch at 9.30am as we invite exhibitors and visitors alike to an online seminar, with a welcome by Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy, followed by the launch of Bord Bia’s latest research, conducted by The Thinking House, the IPSOS “Value of the Garden Market Report 2020” and a new qualitative study, Preparing for a post-Covid19 horticultural world, which measures attitudes and understanding of consumers on new and returning gardeners who have entered the market during Covid restrictions and how to retain them.
The Plant fair brings together key industry leaders and it is an excellent opportunity to showcase Irish plant products.
You will have the opportunity to book 1:1 meetings with each other as well as Bord Bia sector managers and other Bord Bia representatives. More information can be found on 1:1 meetings page.