Cologne: 01.–03.09.2019


'City Gardening' - spoga+gafa 2019 focus on gardening without a garden

Although gardens are still covered in snow in many places and the shelves are still stocked with the winter assortment, the garden preparations for spoga+gafa in September are proceeding full speed ahead. The hard work is paying off: the first application phase was made use of intensively, both nationally and internationally. The biggest garden trade fair in the world is registering excellent application figures at the start of the event year 2019: the trade fair is already showing growth in the number of exhibitors of three percent in comparison to the previous year (January). The internationalisation strategy of spoga+gafa also continues to flourish: applications had already been received from 59 countries by the early bird deadline. spoga+gafa is receiving a very strong response following the end of the first application phase from exhibitors from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the USA. spoga+gafa 2019 takes place from 1 to 3 September and presents lifestyle trends of green industry. The focus of the exhibitors and the trade fair conception in 2019 is on the theme of 'City Gardening‘– gardening without a garden.

"spoga+gafa 2018 was a total success. Following the exhibitor record of 2016 and the visitor record of 2017, these best figures were at least achieved again in 2018, and even surpassed in terms of the number of visitors. Even more new thematic depth and added value for visitors and exhibitors, going above and beyond normal trade fair expectations, contributed to the success of spoga+gafa 2018.

Reason enough to also continue on this path in 2019. Theme worlds like the Outdoor Kitchen World, the Outdoor Furniture & Icons of Outdoor Furniture trend shows, the POS Green Solution Islands, the IVG Power Place Green, as well as the IVG Power Place Akku and Smart Gardening will be continued with and expanded upon. The trade fair sets a new focus with the theme of City Gardening – gardening without gardens. With stylised balconies, patios and urban useable areas, spoga+gafa makes attractive and communicative presentation areas available to its exhibitors that present the competencies of the products to users in their real use environment. International lectures and active product shows accompany the theme throughout the trade fair. Exhibitors thereby focus on solutions to themes like vacation watering. The offerings also focus on cultivation in a small space, as well as the smart lighting of the "City Oases".

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 idd 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:
interzum guangzhou - Asia's leading trade fair for woodworking machinery, furniture production and interior design, Guangzhou 28.03. - 31.03.2019
interzum - Furniture Production Interiors Cologne, Cologne 21.05. - 24.05.2019
Pueri Expo - International Trade Fair for Baby & Childcare Products, Sao Paulo 13.06. - 16.06.2019

The spoga+gafa 2019 is open to trade visitors on 1 and 2 September from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and on 3 September from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. Further information is available at

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