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Registration for spoga+gafa 2013 off to a strong start

COLOGNE, Germany -- Spoga+gafa 2012 concluded on a high note in September, and preparations for the 2013 international garden trade fair are already in full swing, according to a press release.

With nine months still to go before the event, many well-known exhibitors from Germany and abroad have already registered to take part in the trade fair - 75% of the gross exhibition space is already occupied. When Cologne once again hosts the "green sector" from Sept. 8-10, 2013, trade visitors can look forward to a diverse product range in the exhibition areas for garden living, garden care, garden creation, garden basic and the premium area garden unique.

New exhibitors include Landmann and WMF, whose participation will expand the product range in the Grill/BBQ area, where Barbecook, Outdoorchef, Rösle and Weber-Stephen have confirmed they will be returning.

Other companies presenting new products and innovations at spoga+gafa 2013 include Aqua Lung, BM-Massivholz, Briggs & Stratton, Capital Ornaments, Dachser, Elho, EMSA, Fitt, Friedola, Haans, Hartman, intex, IPV, Keter, Koopman, Lafuma, Lechuza, Positec, ratioparts, Ribimex, ScanCom, Scheurich, Sieger, Soendgen, Vannucci and Weka.

Since 2011, the garden unique area has been the platform for premium international garden furniture brands at spoga+gafa. Companies that will showcase in the design-oriented area include returning exhibitors Barlow Tyrie and Viteo, which were newcomers to the premium hall in 2012. Other exhibitors include Emu, Glatz, Nardi, Schaffner, Skargaarden, Umbrosa, Vermobil, Villa Home & Garden and Weishäupl.

Spoga+gafa 2013 will be open to trade visitors Sept. 8-9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Further information is available at