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spoga+gafa 2023 Boasts More Trends, Exhibitors and Space

In three short months, spoga+gafa 2023, the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, will kick off in Cologne, Germany. Suppliers from every continent will meet up with decision-makers from the specialized trade and worldwide large-surface outlets on June 18-20.

Last year, spoga+gafa welcomed over 1,000 exhibitors from 52 countries. This year, that number will increase with the addition of four halls at the 2023 show.

“We are very satisfied with the current developments,” says Stefan Lohrberg, director of spoga+gafa. “The new venue date in June, which was introduced last year, is well-received with the industry. This year’s visitors can look forward to an even bigger and more international spoga+gafa 2023.”

This year’s trade fair has expanded the contents of the four main product segments: garden unique, garden creation and care, garden bbq and garden living.

“Looking at the individual segments, we can proudly say that the largest offering worldwide for outdoor decoration, games in the garden, garden furniture and sunshades and grilling awaits visitors,” Lohrberg says. “Not only is the exhibition increasing in terms of pure size, our visitors can also look forward to an even more intensive trade fair experience.”

This year’s key theme “Social Gardens-Places of Encounter” will be seen throughout the event, from the design of the halls themselves to the exhibited products to the educational sessions and panels. The theme plays into the increased importance of outdoor living as a place of respite and socialization and will provide insights into the latest trends in outdoor living and gardening.

Along with meeting in Cologne in June, the garden and lifestyle industry can find a virtual home with the matchmaking platform spoga+gafa 365. This AI-controlled matchmaking platform provides an easy place for the vendors, retailers and other industry players to connect.

“We are experts in B2B matchmaking for the international garden lifestyle industry,” Lohrberg says. “Our innovative matchmaking platform spoga+gafa 365 now enables us to offer this added value beyond our leading global trade fair all year round, worldwide and digitally.”

Lead photo courtesy of Koelnmesse, Stand: Scheurich, garden living, Halle 10.1

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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