With the entire area almost fully booked by the spring of 2020, and thus outstanding registration levels for spoga+gafa, the trade fair situation increasingly came to reflect the current developments around Covid-19 and the economic situation.
For this reason, the spoga+gafa team reassessed the overall situation together with the Advisory Board and decided that it was best to respond to the cancellations and wishes of a large number of industry exhibitors and visitors by suspending spoga+gafa 2020.
At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse have also permanently moved the date for spoga+gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry. In 2021, spoga+gafa will take place from 30 May to 1 June.
“We are working together with the garden sector to prepare ourselves for a new normal in daily life. We are underscoring this shared conviction under the hashtag #gardenbackstronger,” Koelnmesse says. The management of Koelnmesse has issued a further statement to exhibitors and visitors to the Spoga+Gafa show. In the statement, business division director Catja Caspary and Stefan Lohrberg, director of Spoga+Gafa, confirm: “As delighted as we are that most of the comments we’ve been getting from exhibitors and visitors have been confirmatory, we take their concerns very seriously, especially the uncertainty felt by our partners from overseas.” The feedback has encouraged the trade show management team to make the decision to let Spoga+Gafa go ahead on 6-8 September 2020 in Cologne.
In addition to the unique depth and range of products provided by exhibitors, a first-class event programme awaits trade visitors when the EISENWARENMESSE opens its doors on 1-4 March 2020 in Cologne. The EISENWARENMESSE is a synonym for innovation and new products, which can be seen in the special events during the show. For example, The DIY Boulevard gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their products and innovations in an authentic POS environment. With 62 participating companies from the construction, home and garden industry and an area extended to 300 metres, the Boulevard in Hall 11.1 is unmissable.
For the first time EDRA/GHIN will also have a stand at the EISENWARENMESSE, located on the boulevard between Halls 10 and 11.
Any EDRA/GHIN Member who hasn’t received their complimentary VIP ticket to the EISENWARENMESSE please contact email@example.com.
On 1-4 March 2020 the most important decision-makers, manufacturers and trade visitors from all over the world will meet up in the exhibition halls of Koelnmesse to experience pioneering innovations and the most exciting trends, establish contacts and do the biggest business of the year. In 2018 the biannual International Hardware Fair hosted 2,770 exhibitors from 58 countries and over 47,000 trade visitors from 143 countries. The offer ranges from tools, to fasteners, fixings and fittings, through to industrial and home improvement supplies, over 144,000 sqm of exhibition space. The International Hardware Fair is one of the EDRA/GHIN Recommended Global Trade Fairs.
Find out more at: www.eisenwarenmesse.com
Even more international, even more diversified, even more visitors: year after year spoga+gafa impressively demonstrates its standing as the largest garden trade fair in the world.
Cologne is the place-to-be for everyone who wants to make something happen in the garden. Anyone who wants to experience the garden in all its facets, meet the top players of the global green industry, present innovations and be inspired by fresh ideas from all over the world of plants, garden furniture and grill equipment, will find everything for growing garden businesses in one go at spoga+gafa on 1-3 September 2019 in Cologne.
EDRA/GHIN Members receive complimentary VIP Tickets for spoga+gafa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Spoga+gafa, the number one trade fair worldwide among garden fairs, is taking place in Cologne, Germany, on 1-3 September 2019. This event is where the global industry demonstrates the state of affairs and the big names as well as exciting newcomers present the highlights of the current season. Over 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world begin their success stories, set trends and trigger off the decisive developments of the coming months at spoga+gafa. The trade fair is the place-to-be and a clear must-attend event for all those who want to celebrate success in the garden industry.