Sustainability is one of the buzzwords at spoga+gafa

Spoga+gafa is coming back to Cologne, Germany, Sept. 2 to 4, creating a global marketplace for outdoor living buyers and sellers. 

One of the buzzwords at this year’s event is sustainability, which will play a more prominent role in the event’s “Boulevard of Ideas.” The trade fair for the lawn and garden sector -- named for the German words for sports/leisure and garden -- is organized by Koelnmesse and held in Cologne.

Organizers are expecting about 2,000 suppliers from 52 countries. In segments for garden creation, garden living, garden care, garden unique and garden basic, the garden trade fair delivers a comprehensive overview of the full spectrum of the international market.

“No other event offers such broad coverage of the garden market or brings every domestic and international market player together in such a concentrated format,” reported Katharina C. Hamma, chief operating officer of Koelnmesse. “Our multifaceted program also highlights current trends and issues.”

The “boulevard of ideas” showcases concepts for POS displays in real-life contexts -- with a particular focus on sustainability. The plant park alongside the international garden center day serves as a central communication forum for the event, while “furniture acts” and the grill zone provide an eye-catching parade of new products in the furniture and barbecue segments.