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spoga+gafa 2014: Good Prospects

Successful start to the year for the international garden trade fair – strong brands confirm their participation at spoga+gafa 2014

When spoga+gafa 2014 opens its doors to trade visitors from all over the globe from 31 August to 2 September, one thing is already certain: The range in the segments garden living, garden creation, garden care, garden basic and garden unique will be very impressive. After a successful initial registration phase, countless renowned companies from home and abroad have already announced their participation at the international garden trade fair. Almost 80 percent of the planned exhibition space is already occupied.

Among others, Biohort, Birchmeier, BM Massivholz, Briggs&Stratton, Compo, emsa, the efsa Group, felco, fitt, Freund Victoria, friedola, Hartman, Happy People, the hawita Group, Heissner, IKRA mogatec, ipv, Intex, Juliana, juwel, Keter, Koopmann, Landgard, Lechuzza, Mesto, ratioparts, Royal Beach, ScanCom, Scheurich, Sieger, tielbürger, videx and WMF have already made sure they have secured space in the exhibition area, which spans approx. 200,000 square metres. The Grill & BBQ area, whose wide-ranging spectrum of exhibits is unique worldwide, is also taking on shape too with registrations already received from barbecook, Rösle, WMF and Weber Stephen.

In 2014, trade visitors can look forward to an attractive supporting program and eye-catching special zones. Established successful events such as the ‘Garden Centre Day’, but also newcomer events like the ‘IVG Garden Party’ or ‘spoga+gafa in 100 seconds’ are already being planned. A further novelty in 2014 will be the BHB Garden Summit on 3 September 2014. From this year onwards the new congress event is to take place every two years in alternation with the BHB Garden Congress and picks up on the leading trade fair for sport, lifestyle, camping and garden, Koelnmesse’s spoga+gafa.

Talking about newcomers: There will also be a new edition of the young designer competition, ‘unique youngstar’ in 2014. Applications can be submitted now.

Koelnmesse has been uniting people and markets for 90 years. The success story of the Cologne trade fairs dates back to 1924, when the first event was staged at the grounds in Cologne-Deutz. During the post-war economic miracle period, the “Rhine Fair” advanced into becoming a World Marketplace. Today, the Koelnmesse is the fifth largest exhibition ground in the world and organizes approx. 75 trade fairs in Cologne and worldwide. In the jubilee year 2014, the Koelnmesse is attracting the attention of the public eye with numerous campaigns, publications and exhibitions.

The spoga+gafa 2014 is open to trade visitors on 31 August and 1 September from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on 2 September from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

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