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spoga+gafa becomes annual pair

All segments of the garden sector will be presented at the garden trade fair in Cologne, Germany - gafa will take place every year instead of every two years.

As of 2011, the world's leading trade fair for the garden sector will take place annually under the name spoga+gafa. This means that the annual change of the name and logo of Cologne's garden trade fair will be a thing of the past.

"Many exhibitors whose product ranges actually belong in the traditional gafa segments already use the garden trade fair in Cologne every year as a presentation platform for their innovations," said Oliver P. Kuhrt, executive vice president of Koelnmesse, the trade show manager. "Many buyers and traders were confused by the trade fair only being called spoga in the odd years.

"In addition to garden furniture and barbecue manufacturers, numerous leading international suppliers from segments such as floristry supplies, decorations, plant care, lighting, garden sheds, etc., would also come to Cologne in the spoga years," he added. "By taking place every year, the trade fair can once again respond more flexibly to all the segments by offering an attractive annual presentation platform to companies with faster innovation cycles as well as those with longer ones. At no other event in the world can you find such a wide spectrum of innovative products from all areas of the garden and leisure sectors as we present every year in Cologne - and this event will now always be staged under the name spoga+gafa."

From Sept. 5-7, more than 2,000 exhibitors will present their product innovations on the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds. Further information is available at www.spogagafa.com

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