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Event Overview:

Again in 2016, the International Floriculture Expo will take place alongside United Fresh and FMI Connect in Chicago, creating the floral and fresh food industry’s must-attend event of the year! One badge gives you access to all three shows.

Produced by Diversified Communications, the International Floriculture Expo is an annual event where the floral industry gathers to discover new products, source new suppliers, network, and learn. It is considered the leading industry trade event, bringing together the highest-volume buyers from the floral industry, connecting them with companies that offer an array of products and services.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend IFE Chicago?

The International Floriculture Expo is the leading trade show and educational program for mass market retailers, retail florists, designers, garden centers and nurseries, event floral designers and other retailers of floral and foliage products. This is where the floral industry meets and grows.

    Education Program focused on Floral
    225+ Companies in 62,000 s.f. of Exhibits
    Inspirational Design & Product Demos
    Networking Events, Awards & Industry Celebrations
    Access to United Fresh & FMI Connect

Exhibitor Information:

Be a part of something BIG!

Again in 2016, IFE will be co-located with United Fresh and the Food Marketing Institute’s FMI Connect in Chicago. And new this year, the show’s will also co-locate with Global Cold Chain Expo. The combination of these powerful events will bring together cross-category retailers from high volume mass markets and mid-size grocers, to independent operators from the local, national and international markets.

Over 14,000 attendees and 1,000,000 square feet of exhibits: Your ultimate platform for reaching floral, food retail, and produce buyers.

Exhibiting at IFE puts you face-to-face with serious, qualified decision makers from the mass market, wholesale and retail florist sectors. From the one full day of education, to two days of exhibits, and numerous networking events in between, you’ll have dozens of opportunities to make connections that will last long after the show.

Top Visitor Industries:

    Mass market buyers
    Supermarkets & supercenters
    Online retailers
    Buying agents
    Commercial growers
    Independent grocers
    Retail florists
    Event planners
    Garden centers

Top Products of Interest:

    Cut flowers, bouquets, bunches
    Containers, vases ceramics
    Blooming plant
    Potted plants
    Other floral accessories
    Tropical indoor foliage
    Ribbons, bows, and picks
    Films, sleeves and wraps

Co-located Events: FMI Connect, International Floriculture Expo (IFE), United Fresh, Global Cold Chain Expo

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the IFE 2016 - International Floriculture Expo.

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Conference/Event Dates: 06/20/2016 - 06/22/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Horticulture
Other Industries: Agriculture - Horticulture, Business, Distribution, Grocery / C Store, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 14,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: - Mass Market Buyers
- Supermarkets & Supercenters
- Online Retailers
- Buying Agents
- Distributors
- Commercial Growers
- Greenhouses
- Independent Grocers
- Retail Florists
- Designers
- Event Planners
- Nurseries
- Garden Centers
- And More!
Notes: Estimated attendance is 14,000+ with co-located events.

Past Attendee Statistics:

46% Mass Market Retail
21% Single- and Multi-unit Retail
14% Distributor/Wholesaler
9% Professional Services
5% Manufacturing
3% Media
2% Hospitality
>1% Government
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:225+ (IFE Only) / 800+ (With Co-Located Events)
Event Square Footage:62,000 (IFE) / (1,000,000 With Co-located Events)
Show Owner:Diversified Business Communications
Show Manager:Diversified Business Communications
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Exhibit Space $30.00 per sq. ft. / Price is subject to change.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
  Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Exhibit & Sponsorship Contacts:

Harrison Hines
Account Executive
(207) 842-5664           

Beth Schultz
Account Executive
(207) 842-5536

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