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Supporting programme of spoga+gafa: what is happening, when and where?

Boulevard of ideas © Koelnmesse

With its wide spectrum of products from international exhibitors, plus an excellent programme of events, spoga+gafa 2017 is a versatile platform: From 3 to 5 September, topics to be addressed at the fair will be new ideas on the current trends of garden design. An overview of what is on offer in the supporting programme.

Special areas

POS Green Solution Islands © Koelnmesse

POS Green Solution Islands – Passage 4/5 and hall 5.1
At spoga+gafa 2017 the POS Green Solution Islands will show readymade ideas for the design and styling of retail spaces for both garden centres and DIY markets. Five different islands will present specific ideas for the design of promotional spaces at the point of sale.

All themes present the relevant topics for the consumers with regard to plants and the design of the own home.

Smart Gardening World and IVG Power Place Akku – hall 6, B 020/D 029

After the successful premiere of the Power Place Akku at the last spoga+gafa that will again present the latest trends in technology for balcony, terrace and garden, a second thematic park will be established – the Smart Gardening World focuses on the latest technologies and trends for outdoor lighting, lawn care, BBQs and garden irrigation.

Outdoor Kitchen World – hall 8, A 020
Premiere of the new dimension of the garden bbq segment at spoga+gafa – the Outdoor Kitchen World. Presented in a pure, well organized and modern way the Outdoor Kitchen World effectively sets the scene for this trend. Surrounded by international manufacturers of exclusive outdoor kitchens the central event space will present manifold cooking shows bringing the exhibition to life.

Smart Gardening World and Power Place Akku at spoga+gafa 2017 © Koelnmesse

Guided Tours

At spoga+gafa 2017 guided tours with experts on different topics will inform about the latest innovations and trends of the green industry. Further information and a link to the registration page can be found here:


Dates at a glance

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Garden Centre Day – In cooperation with the Association of German Garden Centres (VDG), the Garden Centre Day will be staged at Passage 4/5. From 05:00 p.m. on, the VDG organizes at its stand A 028/B 029 a happy hour. 

unique youngstar award – The ceremonial pricing of the young designers competition will take place at 04:00 p.m. in the garden unique bistro in hall 10.2. Since five years Koelnmesse promotes young designers with the competition in which up to 15 young international designers are invited for the exhibition at spoga+gafa.


Monday, 4 September 2017

The IVG Garden Party – The popular Garden Party of the IVG (Industrieverband Garten e.V.) as one of the most important meeting points of the garden industry will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Smart Gardening World in hall 6. Visitors of the spoga+gafa will meet up in the early evening to groom contacts, exchange news and bring the exhibition day to a pleasant end.


An overview of all events and dates at spoga+gafa 2017 you will find here:


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