Cologne: 01.–03.09.2019


Half-time result of spoga+gafa 2018: Return of further brands adds more depth to the themes

After an excellent early bird period, the half-time result of spoga+gafa 2018 (2 to 4 September) is also impressive: 97 percent of the planned space is already booked, in addition to the already well-known big brands further renowned companies such as Biohort, zu Jeddeloh, mvb plant worldwide and Romberg have joined the ranks of the exhibitors. Even now it is thus already clear that the international trade visitors can once again look forward to a diversity of exhibitors from the green industry. The conceptual further developments of the organiser promise added depth in contents: The theme and added value islands such as the IVG Power Place Akku, the Smart Gardening World or the Outdoor Kitchen World are being further expanded. Famous returnee and first-time exhibitors are also on the exhibitor list of the section Soils, Substrates and Fertilisers, which is for the first time one of the key themes.

In terms of the depth of themes and added value, the world's largest garden trade fair is setting new standards this year. After the implementation of the successful theme islands, the IVG Power Place Akku and the Smart Gardening World in 2017, in addition to further exhibitors Ambrogio, Birchmeier, Einhell, Gardena, Merotec as well as Orbit have confirmed their participation in the special zones this year. Furthermore, in the coming September the motto "all good things come in threes" will apply: On the "Plants Allée - Passage 4/5 - a further theme island is being realised, namely the IVG Power Place Green that focuses on the green trends for the balcony, terrace and garden. First applications from IVG members for the Soils, Substrates and Fertilisers section, including DHG, green partners international and Neudorff, have already been received.

Top address for BBQ and outdoor kitchens
The premiere of the Outdoor Kitchen World was also a total success. In 2018, the exclusive format is being extended: That means even more space for unique and high-quality outdoor kitchens for the garden, pool and terrace. Further renowned exhibitors that signed up after the early bird period include among others Barbecook, Broil Chef, Cadac, Camping Gaz, Charbroil, DKB Outdoorchef, Enders, Everdure and Landmann. The offer is further enhanced by themes such as Sauces and Spices, BBQ Cutlery and Accessories, Pellet Grills, Infrared Grills, Pizza Ovens and Terrace Heaters.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 CIKB in Shanghai, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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The next events:
Pueri Expo - International Trade Fair for Baby & Childcare Products , Sao Paulo 07.06. - 10.06.2018
spoga+gafa - The garden trade fair, Cologne, Cologne September 2018
Kind + Jugend - The Trade Show for Kids' First Years, Cologne 20.09. - 23.09.2018

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