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What Visitors Can Expect at the spoga+gafa 2014: An Overview

The spoga+gafa is one of the most important meeting points for the international garden industry. It is held every year in Cologne at the koelnmesse. In 2014, exhibitors from over 50 countries will be presenting the latest trends and products. The fair will be open from Sunday, August 31st to Tuesday, September 2nd. The opening hours are from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday and from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

The exhibition grounds of the fair are divided in five main parts. The hall plan can be downloaded here (PDF):

  •  garden living– garden furniture, garden equipment, grilling and BBQ, decoration, pet supplies, camping and leisure, sport and games. Products that turn the garden into a green living space. This is the largest part of the fair.

    Located in halls 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10.1, 11.1, 11.2

  •  garden care – biochemistry and soils, machines, tools and accessories. Sowing, digging, fertilizing: In the garden care area, the outdoor space is cared for, styled and kept in shape.
    Located in halls 6 and 7
  •  garden creation – tools & accessories, garden equipment & sheds, water & light. All sorts of products to establish a garden and are relevant to creating a garden space.
    Located in halls 6 and 7
  •  garden basic – Everything that can be used in the garden and is in line with current tastes – it is all there in garden basic. Top criteria: good value for money.
    Located in hall 11.3
  •  garden unique – This is where the premium suppliers for the finest designs in garden furniture are presented.
    Located in hall 10.2

There will be many large and small events during the trade fair. A printed schedule for the three days will be available at the spoga+gafa. To be up to date with what is going on during the fair, check out our International FacebookGerman Facebook and spoga@Twitter.

 

The Landgard Plant Ordering Days

For the first time ever, the leading marketing organisation for gardening, Landgard, will conduct their ordering days at the spoga+gafa in Cologne. Trade visitors can expect an extensive and attractive range of nursery articles, pot plants and seasonal products here, presented by more than 100 gardening enterprises and service providers.

Located in hall 7

The Grill Park

In the open air, lounge atmosphere, but above all grills and BBQs as far as the eye can reach – the popular Grill Park occupies an open-air zone measuring 800 square metres. It is the showcase for top innovations from the grill/BBQ sector and thanks to live grilling, discussion rounds and practical demonstration areas it is definitely going to be a hotspot. In 2014, the Grill Park and the BIAG Lounge will be the central meeting point of the Barbecue Industry Association Grill (BIAG).

Located between halls 5 and 6

The Plant Park

The Plant Park is the meeting point for the garden centre business. Here, discussions and expert talks will be held. New in 2014: the Plant Hall. On over 12,000 m² of gross floor space, more than 100 horticultural businesses and service providers are exhibiting their collections and innovations.

Located in hall 9

The IVG Garden Party

Look forward to the popular garden party on September 1 at 05:30 pm at the IVG stand and in the adjacent Plant Park in Hall 9. This is where manufacturers, suppliers, customers and media representatives of the green industry meet up in the early evening to groom contacts, exchange news and bring the exhibition day to a pleasant close.

Located in the Plant Park in hall 9

The Unique Youngstar Design Contest

Once again a number of  selected design pieces will be competing for the unique youngstar award. This year’s theme is “Outdoor Living”. 16 products of 15 young designers are nominated. A jury of design experts will choose three winners and there is also the coveted audience prize, deicded by internet votes. Vote here for your favourite design. The award show will be held during the unique hour on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

 Located in hall 10.2

The Boulevard of ideas

A multitude of concepts and ideas for the successful presentation of goods attract the visitors to the popular Boulevard. This enables you the visitors to gain an even faster overview of the exhibitors’ trends and highlights.

 Located between halls 4, 5 and 10

Further Information: www.spoga+gafa.com, garden-unique.de and koelnmesse.com

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