Successful spoga+gafa 2019
6 Sep 2019
Trendshow Outdoor Furniture & Decoration, hall 10.2
After three successful days, spoga+gafa 2019 came to a close on 3 September after recording an extremely positive result and an increased number of visitors. A good 40,000 trade visitors underlined the international significance of the trade fair.
More garden is not possible: From 1 to 3 September spoga+gafa presented the most important new products and trends of the green industry. In total, 2,281 exhibitors from 67 countries showcased the trends and highlights for the coming garden season. The trade fair was able to record an increased number of visitors and a 65 percent share of international guests. The interest of the visitors focused on the new products of the exhibitors as well as on this year's main theme, City Gardening, which was omnipresent throughout the trade fair.
Huge interest in the trend theme City GardeningThe special interest in the globally relevant theme City Gardening was not only reflected in the offer of products at the trade fair, but also in the well-attended event programme. Multifunctional furniture, high-quality fabrics, accessories for the well-being effect in the outdoor living room, smart irrigation solutions or even grills for the bicycle basket underlined the theme across the fair grounds. There were no limits to the diversity. At the same time, the trade was offered solutions for the implementation of the topic on the sales area in the scope of five POS Green Solution Islands and diverse lectures. Furthermore, special areas such as the Outdoor Furniture & Decoration Trend Show presented the latest developments in design for gardens and outdoor areas.
Satisfied exhibitors and multipliersAbove all the quality of the international trade visitors, who were particularly strongly represented from the Netherlands, Italy and France, was of great importance to the exhibitors of spoga+gafa. The top decision-makers and important multipliers of the industry were also extremely satisfied with spoga+gafa: "Industry trends such as City Gardening for example were realised in an innovative and creative manner," according to John W. Herbert, European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA)/General Secretary. "The trade fair became even more attractive this year - the quality and the design of the products presented was very high."
Practical Garden Day
Outlook on the upcoming edition"spoga+gafa has hit the nerve of the industry with City Gardening and spanned its the trend-setting, communicative bow across all of the segments of the trade fair," ascertained Catja Caspary. The Vice President Trade Fair Management already revealed a brief outlook of the coming edition: "In 2020 the industry can look forward to our new key theme sustainable gardens.“ The next edition of spoga+gafa is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 September 2020.
Further information is available at www.spogagafa.com
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