Economy the focus at GCA Conference 2020

Writer and broadcaster Paul Mason will be talking about the economy and the political landscape during his guest speech at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 2020 annual conference in January.

Mason said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to attending the GCA annual conference and as we are in such important economic and political times currently, my speech will be reflecting this. I will talk about how the garden centre industry will be affected by the political landscape, whatever that may be in January.

“Of course, there will be mention of Brexit also, which is a pertinent subject for all industries. Attendees will be able to take all of my advice back with them to their garden centres and use it in the day-to-day running of their businesses.”

He was also Channel 4’s Culture and Digital Editor, examining the social, cultural and business impact of the new age of digital and online. Prior to joining the commercial broadcaster, he took over from Stephanie Flanders as Newsnight’s Economics Editor after several years as Business and Industry Correspondent.

Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “We’re thrilled to have Paul joining us for our conference.

“The economy is a hugely important topic for the garden centre industry, so it will be thoroughly interesting to hear what Paul has to say and we will also be keen to hear his views on Brexit and the political landscape and how that can also affect us as an industry.”

The GCA’s 2020 conference will be held at Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel in Bristol from January 26-29 and places can be booked via