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IFE 2016 Chicago

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.

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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

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Why Exhibit at IFE?

The International Floriculture Expo offers exhibitors access to a highly qualified audience of the floral industry’s decision makers; an event where high volume industry buyers are guaranteed to attend. Be a part of the annual planning, sourcing and buying event for the floral industry.

  • Mass Market Retail Buyers, from supermarkets to garden centers
  • Wholesalers and Distributors representing multiple retailers
  • Retail florists, specialty retailers, designers and planners
  • Greenhouses, nurseries, growers, and more…

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2015 Show Schedule

One badge gives you access to the IFE, United Fresh and FMI Connect exhibit halls. Package upgrades are available for IFE, United and FMI education packages and events.


IFE’s Education Program has several sessions dedicated to the insights, trends and design ingenuity that will help you make floral a significant profit center for your program. To take part in the Education Program, you must purchase the Floral Package.

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Floral Design Demonstrations

Stop by the Colour Republic Floral Theater to watch innovative industry design leaders showcase the latest trends, new products, and cutting-edge ideas. Open to all attendees.

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Events, Honors, & Awards

The gathering point for the floral industry, IFE is the place where thought leaders are recognized and connections are made. Events include the Toast to the Industry Reception, Merchandising Awards of Excellence, 6th Annual Flower Naming Ceremony, Opening Party on the Navy Pier, the Iron Designer Competition, and much more!

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