Due to the continuing uncertain situation regarding COVID-19, Koelnmesse has responded to the call by the green garden lifestyle industries and, for one year only, moved spoga+gafa—the world’s largest garden and lifestyle trade fair—to Aug. 8-10. Koelnmesse is working on digital formats that will complement spoga+gafa in the Cologne exhibition halls.
The event was previously rescheduled from fall 2020 to May 30-June 1. The decision to shift the event again was underpinned by an international visitor and exhibitor survey conducted in February.
In addition to members of the European Floral and Lifestyle Suppliers Association, Old Com and other top global BBQ companies have already confirmed their participation at spoga+gafa in August 2021. The spoga+gafa partner associations, Retailers’ Association for Building, Home Improvement, Barbecue Industry Association Grill, German Garden Industry Association and the German Garden Centre Association will also be involved.
This year, as part of Koelnmesse’s digitalization strategy, spoga+gafa will be held as a hybrid event for the first time. The familiar, physical product presentation and networking formats will be supplemented by new, digital concepts, thereby ensuring greater international reach. spoga+gafa will therefore continue to be the place for new developments, innovations and trends—for exhibitors, buyers and decision makers—in 2021, on-site and online.
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