Mid-term balance: spoga+gafa convinces with a high level of applications.


* Over 90 percent of the planned exhibition space is already booked
* High level of internationality: Applications from 49 countries so far

The leading international garden trade fair, spoga+gafa, opens its doors in Cologne from 4 to 6 September. After achieving very good results during the first early bird period last October, this was plenty of reason for the organisers to draw a mid-term balance now just under six months before the trade fair begins. And the outcome is very positive: The status in mid-March is that over 90 percent of the planned exhibition space is already booked. That corresponds to a 10 percent increase compared to the number of applications at the same point in time last year. With current applications from 49 countries, the international garden fair is also well on course in terms of internationality.

But not only the figures are convincing, the quality of the applications is also very impressive. There are numerous top companies from home and abroad among the exhibitors of this year's spoga+gafa, which will once again ensure that it is going to be a high-quality product show. The suppliers of garden furniture are traditionally represented. Among others, Dekovries, Glatz, Hartman, Kettler, Nardi, Scancom, Sieger and Zebra will be presenting their new products at spoga+gafa. The Decoration section constitutes a constantly expanding offer of products. With participations by Edelman (EFSA), Emsa, Elho, Esschert Design (EFSA), Kaemingk (EFSA), Keter, Lechuza, Scheurich and Soendgen, to mention just a few exhibitors, the number of exhibitors in this product group is correspondingly high. At spoga+gafa 2016, participants such as Barbecook, Landmann, Napoleon, Outdoorchef, Rösle or Weber, will once again ensure that the trade visitors can experience the largest coherent offer of Grill and BBQ products worldwide. In the form of the Landgard Plant Ordering Days, Dieter Denzer Staudenvertrieb, Patzer, Romberg and Selecta-Klemm, living green and new products from the biochemicals and soils segment are also represented at the international garden trade fair from 4 to 6 September. The current applications from the garden tools segment are also very satisfying. For example, the following have already confirmed their participation at spoga+gafa: Birchmeier, Briggs&Stratton, Freund-Victoria, Gloria, Mesto/Felco, Solo and Tielbürger. GGP, Mogatec/Ikra, MTD//Wolf-Garten/CubCadet and SABO will be represented in the scope of a joint stand, the 'IVG Power Place'. The extensive offer at the international garden trade fair 2016 is rounded off by the product sections Water Technology, Garden Equipment and Sports & Games, including Bestway, Biohort, BM-Massivholz, fitt, Happy People, Hozelock or INTEX. 

The spoga+gafa 2016 is open to trade visitors on 4 and 5 September from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on 6 September from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information visit www.spogagafa.com.

The TAG DES GARTENS 2016 is open to end-users and trade visitors on 3 and 4 September from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
For further information visit www.tagdesgartens-koeln.com.

Koelnmesse - Global competence in furniture, interiors and design: 
Koelnmesse is the world's top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne, as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living, as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include China International Kitchen and Bathroom Expo (CIKB) in Shanghai, furniPRO Asia in Singapore and Pueri Expo in Sao Paolo.

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Kind + Jugend 15.-18.09.2016