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spoga+gafa 2024 Brings Worldwide Garden Industry Together

Welcoming over 28,000 attendees from 113 countries, spoga+gafa solidified its position as a key event for the global garden industry. Taking place June 16-18, spoga+gafa 2024 saw an 8% increase in attendance from the previous year, with the highest number of attendees coming from Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, the United States and Australia.

Photo courtesy of: Koelnmesse/spoga+gafa/Trendshow Outdoor Lifestyle, Halle 10.2

“The success of spoga+gafa is proof of the trust and the support of our exhibitors and visitors. Precisely in these challenging times, spoga+gafa has proven yet again to be an indispensable and reliable platform for the green industry,” says Oliver Frese, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “The positive response of the international trade visitors, the growth in the number of German visitors and the high quality of the discussions with our partners motivates us even more in our efforts to constantly further develop spoga+gafa.”

Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse/spoga+gafa/Cooling World, Halle 8

During the three-day event, the theme of “Responsible Gardens” was seen through the exhibitors, educational sessions and panels and product presentations. The barbecue segment also received special focus with new theme areas: From Budget to Luxury—BBQ for Every Wallet, Cooling World and Outdoor Adventure.

“spoga+gafa once again exceeded our expectations and confirmed its position as a must-attend event for the barbecue industry,” says Norbert Jedrau, chief operating officer for Barbecue Industry Association Grillverband. “The trade fair offered an impressive variety of new products and technologies, which will shape the future of barbecuing. It offered a fantastic setting for live barbecue presentations and cookery courses. The innovations presented and the positive feedback of the participants show that the industry is on the right track in satisfying the growing demands of the consumers, while at the same time promoting sustainable practices.”

Looking forward to 2025, the theme for spoga+gafa will be “Design Gardens” and will focus on aesthetic and innovative design solutions for private green space. Learn more about next year’s show and other Koelnmesse events here

Lead image courtesy of: Koelnmesse/spoga+gafa/Impression von der spoga + gafa 2024, Eingang Nord

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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