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spoga+gafa 2015: Final Report

After three successful trade fair days, spoga+gafa came to an end on 1 September 2015 with a good result. Around 37,000 trade visitors from 108 countries experienced a host of new products and an attractive event programme at the international garden trade fair. With a foreign share of over 60 percent, spoga+gafa achieved a positive trend in the development of the international trade visitors. 2,024 exhibitors from 59 countries presented a comprehensive range of exhibits and used the international garden trade fair for the presentation of their new products. With an 83 percent share of foreign exhibitors, spoga+gafa once again increased its level of internationality by two percent compared to the previous year.

“spoga+gafa 2015 once again reinforced its significance as the leading international garden trade fair in 2015. Not only the stable, high key figures corroborate this, but also the high level of quality of the exhibitors and visitors,” summed up Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse. “The top buyers and decision-makers of the industry selected spoga+gafa as the platform for their orders or for establishing new business contacts. Whereas there was a slight decline in the number of domestic visitors, the strongest growth from Europe was recorded from France, Swiss and Turkey. Overseas, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, recorded the highest growth rates in attendance. “The cooperation partner and initiator, the German Garden Industry Association (IVG), and Koelnmesse were satisfied with the premiere of the end user format TAG DES GARTENS, 29 and 30 August 2015. Amid beautiful sunshine, over 15,000 visitors experienced a new garden event in Hall 8, the Grill Park and in the Rheinpark.

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