Spoga+Gafa 2017 closes with record number of exhibitors

2018 show runs Sept. 2–4

COLOGNE, Germany – Spoga+Gafa came to a close on Sept. 5 with a record number of exhibitors and rented square meters of  space, as well as around 39,000 trade visitors from 113 countries.

"Thanks to new, sustainable impulses, we were able to offer an even more in-depth approach and significantly add value to 226,000 square meters of space,” says Katharina C. Hamma, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH. “In addition to formats such as the Outdoor Kitchen World, and due to the new concept of the Smart Gardening World and the IVG Power Place Battery, we have offered the industry important trend platforms that met with a very positive response." Spoga+Gafa 2017 closes with record number of exhibitors

2,131 exhibitors from 59 countries presented their new products and innovations from the green world in the sections garden living, garden creation & care, garden barbecue and garden unique.

Spoga+Gafa was staged in Halls 1–10. In addition to wide spectrum of offers, the trade fair provided an in-depth approach to themes and added value for the trade visitors. The Outdoor Kitchen World in Hall 8 celebrated its premiere, and presented the current trend of luxuriously designed outdoor kitchens. The new concept of the Smart Gardening World together with the IVG Power Place Battery was fully booked.

In addition to the quantity, the exhibitors particularly praised the quality of the trade visitors. “The great response and the positive feedback of the buyers from all over the globe is a clear sign for us that Spoga+Gafa is gaining further significance and is accepted as the leading international garden trade fair and platform for new products, says John W. Herbert, European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA) / General Secretary. “This year Spoga+Gafa once again featured numerous new products and fantastic product presentations in the halls. It was an impressive show!"

Spoga+Gafa 2018 will be staged from September 2–4. For further information visit www.spogagafa.com.

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