It was wonderful to finally speak to people in person again and establish a personal relationship with our customers. The first two days were particularly busy as visitors were eager to attend the event after such a long break. All in all, gardiente was a success for us.
Jürgen Schmeller, Head of Sales Garden, doppler
This was our first time at gardiente and it truly exceeded our expectations. Our aim was to meet important decision-makers and showcase our products to existing customers, and the fair helped us achieve that. More than that, gardiente attracts all the right people in the industry and visitors showed a great deal of interest. There was a palpable atmosphere of excitement in the air as everyone relished the opportunity to attend the event in person again, to talk face-to-face and learn about new products close-up.
Thomas Werner, Area Manager, blomus
“The trade fair is ‘small and exclusive’ and that’s exactly what makes it a relevant and extremely efficient industry gathering. When we’re here, our focus shifts away from container-based business. We primarily come here to order products in smaller volumes, ones we can re-order ex warehouse throughout the season. As a specialist retailer, this allows me to discover a whole host of outstanding products that complement my core range. This is what makes visiting the trade fair so exciting for us.”
Daniel Schott, Managing Director Möbel Schott
“The new dates at the beginning of September are an excellent option, allowing us to offer our specialist retailers a service-led and efficient business platform. The compact nature of the event, its wide-ranging services and value for money make it a fantastic and effective industry format. We believe the Stern brand is still very well placed here.”
Jürgen Frank Brackmann, Managing Director Stern GmbH & CO.KG
“solpuri serves the premium outdoor living sector. The new timing of gardiente enables us to prepare properly for the next season together with our domestic and increasingly also our international customers from the specialist retail trade. Another favourable aspect is that, by early September, we already have a good idea of how the ending season has gone which means that early orders can be completed both individually and on-point.”
Florian Mesch, Managing Director solpuri GmbH
“There are very few trade fairs that are organised so completely with the customer in mind. In our view, that and the fact that gardiente targets relevant suppliers, especially from the premium segment, help to make it a retail-focused format and a must-attend event for our industry.”
Martin Schaffner, CEO Schaffner AG