Spoga+gafa: New emphasis and highlights

Spoga+gafa: New emphasis and highlights

Once the exhibition doors of spoga + gafa from 3 to 5 September 2017 open, more than 2,000 exhibitors from around 60 countries will present their innovations around the green oasis. As a platform for communication and discussion, the leading garden trade fair offers the nearly 40,000 international trade visitors a comprehensive supporting program with well-known events, new focal points and highlights. At the top of the agenda are the themes of smart gardening, battery technologies and outdoor kitchen.

Whether irrigation Apps, networked exterior lighting or the lawnmower digital control: Smart Gardening has found its way into the green living and is in high demand in the garden industry. For the first time spoga + gafa offers the “Smart Gardening World”,  a theme island in Hall 6, which presents the innovations and possibilities of the latest technology live and in action. In close proximity, manufacturers of rechargeable batteries present their accupted focus products on the “IVG PowerPlace Akku”. The exhibition will be accompanied by a lecture program, which will cover topics such as ‘New ideas for cross-channel models for battery chargers and smart gardening’ or ‘Growth market smart gardening – what does the new intelligent technology bring?’.

Another industry trend offers visitors inspiration for all the senses: Where furniture and grilling unite – The Outdoor Kitchen World in Hall 8 exhibits high quality designed outdoor kitchens. The scent of freshly prepared dishes will show that ‘outdoor cooking’ can be experienced and tasted on the event area of this theme island. The goal of the theme island is to show the entire range of outdoor kitchens: from global outdoor players and manufacturers of built-in furniture to national reflections, the Outdoor Kitchen world will show a very international face. The open sky area of the garden bbq segment and hall 7 will have even more barbecue and palate delights.

POS Green Solutions Islands extend the well-known Boulevard of Ideas

The classic islands of the Boulevard of Ideas, as at the last events on the Mittelboulevard, set new trends. In the Boulevard, Passage 4/5 and Hall 5.1, the POS Green Solutions Islands will be added for the first time, focusing on plant trend themes at the point of sale. Buyers and merchandisers here inspiration and practical implementation examples of areas in the garden stores or hardware stores on the subjects’ healthier life with plants’, ‘indoor gardening – do it yourself and gardening’, ‘Edible Green‘, ‘fragrances enjoy and experience’ and ‘cactus ‘. In addition, everything is literally on the carousel of the furniture around garden furniture.
Save the dates: dates at a glance
Sunday, 3 September 2017
The “unique youngstar competition” for young designers takes finds its peak at 4:00 pm with the award ceremony at the garden unique bistro. Koelnmesse is already hosting this competition for outdoor living for the fifth time. The number of applications this year has set new records though. 15 designers and design groups of all entries were nominated. The prototypes will be presented to the specialist audience at their own exhibition in Hall 10.2, right next to the bistro.
In co-operation with the VDG (Verband Deutscher Gartencenter e.V.), the ‘Allee der Pflanzen’ (Avenue of plants) is re-aired in the Passage 4/5 and is at focus of the Garden Center Day on Sunday. The day will be rounded off with the Happy Hour of the VDG on its stand, also at Passage 4/5, at 5.00PM. The branch meeting invites you to relax music and hearty snacks.
Monday, September 4, 2017
On Exhibition-Monday everything is according to to the motto ‘private garden planning’, the practical day for the gardening and landscape builders as well as landscape architects will be on the agenda. The half-day lecture will take place under the title ‘Green, Ceramics, Law – Spatial Concepts and Materials for the Planning of Private Gardens‘, starts with a presentation at the Outdoor Kitchen World and is also recognized as a training course for the NRW and Hessian Chamber of Architects. As speakers of the symposium, garden and landscape architects as well as a lawyer for construction rights will be expected.
Exhibitors, trade visitors and media representatives can also celebrate and network on the popular IVG Gartenparty (Industrieverband Garten eV), which traditionally takes place on the Exhibition-Monday (4 September 2017) from 17:30 at the IVG PowerPlace battery and this year on the Smart Gardening World in Hall 6 will take place.
During the whole exhibition at the Gartencafé on the Passage 4/5 target group-specific lectures as well as the taspo-talks on current topics and questions from the green industry will be held.
Sunday is under the title purchasing with pleasure while there will be lectures on the topic of ‘Digital Trade’ on Monday. To conclude, the focus will be on ‘Market & Brand’ on Tuesday. Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture Interiors and Design
Koelnmesse is the international top event organizer for the themes of furnishing, living and living. The imm cologne trade fair, as well as the trade fair formats LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga + gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend, will be held at the fair in imm cologne, the well-established branch meeting in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the network of the furnishing sector, Koelnmesse offers direct access to relevant products, contacts, competencies and events.

Eating & Drinking

Enjoy delicious food and drinks, offered by favoured restaurants and hip bars in Cologne.

Cologne is one of Germany’s gastronomic highlights. From venerable breweries offering unique Kölsch beer and typical Cologne delicacies to first-class restaurants – in excess more than 3000 public houses, restaurants and breweries.

In the evening

Discover famous locations as well as small places, where sometimes even celebrities are to be seen.

Berlin is offering ideal places for relaxing after a hard working day. But there are also alternatives: cosy clubs, famous scenes or nice attractions. Enjoy a dazzling night life, which leaves nothing to be desired.

About the image

image sources

  • Nominees unique youngstar 2017, Rollingtable, Gregor Stober & Johannes Bauer: Kölnmesse
  • Gerolsteiner Logo: Geroldsteiner
  • From the Start-up Village to the World of Experience: dmexco 2017 is entering the busy phase: cc0
  • Exciting insights into an industry with a promising future – renowned employers introduce themselves – IDS as a career kick: The Career Day of the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017: La Citta Vita | Flickr | CC BY 2.0
  • IMM Hallendurchblick, Passage 10/ 4: IMM Kölnmesse
  • gamescom (22 to 26 August 2017) is the world’s largest event for computer and video games. Tickets are coveted every year and sold out in advance sale long before the start of the event.: Fiesta Tickets by Martin Lewison / Flickr | CC BY 2.0

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