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Educational Events Abound at spoga+gafa

At spoga+gafa, the world’s largest outdoor living product show, visitors can browse products from more than 2,000 vendors representing 61 countries. From tried and true outdoor living products to emerging product trends, spoga+gafa is an international destination for the latest advances in lawn and garden products.

Beyond the assortment of outdoor living products, visitors to the Cologne, Germany, trade show can benefit from a full slate of education programming. At the spoga+gafa Forum Gartencafe, industry analysts, manufacturers and retailers alike gather to learn more about the products, data and consumer preferences that are shaping the overall outdoor living category.

“The Gartencafe is one of the spots at spoga+gafa where you can sit down, relax and hear speakers from all over the world discuss trends and product innovation,” says spoga+gafa director Stefan Lohrberg.

This year at the Gartencafe, presentations will focus on

  • Retail design trends. Learn how new designs in classic outdoor living products are saving space and bringing new possibilities to consumers.
  • Urban gardening worldwide. Take a look at how people from all over the world are incorporating urban gardens into their living spaces.
  • E-commerce trends and insights. Evaluate how e-commerce is affecting outdoor living product sales.
  • Projections for the garden market. Stay up to date with the latest data on the lawn and garden market to learn how it can impact your own operation.

For more information on all of the educational programming at spoga+gafa and to register to attend, visit the show online.

About Todd Taber

Todd Taber
Todd is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. He graduated from Indiana University where he majored in journalism and French. Throughout his career, he has aimed to highlight small businesses and their community value. He joined NRHA in 2017 and now serves on the news and marketing teams. In his free time, he likes to run, spend time with family and travel the country.

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