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spoga + gafa

(18 June 2023 - 20 June 2023 )
Venue: Messe Cologne
Location: Germany , Köln

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Covid-19 Update

Koelnmesse GmbH has announced new dates for spoga + gafa 2023 – June 18th until June 20th. The upcoming trade fair will be live and held at Koelnmesse in Cologne. In April 2022, Germany removed its national Covid-19 restrictions. As a result, Messe Cologne will not feature strict safety measures, such as the 3G entry policy. Additionally, in June 2022, the country removed its travel limitations. As a result, participants will not be required to show 3G entry documents upon arrival in the country and at the venue.

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In Europe, one of the biggest international fairs for the garden and leisure industry is spoga+gafa. This leading garden event is based in Cologne, Germany and arrives every year in early summer at Koelnmesse. The annual event lasts for a total of two days in early June. One of the big selling points for spoga+gafa is its international nature with a solid mixture of local buyers and exhibitors and international brands. Exhibitors are able to look at their competitors and also see what’s new all over the world. You’re always first to learn about fresh trends, ideas and innovations that will shape the upcoming year. This makes spoga+gafa a promising procurement platform, where new products get all the attention and product launches are successful. 

Business Potential 

If you’re looking to create buzz for product launches and gain interest from new markets, spoga+gafa creates the perfect conditions. The international exhibition features guided tours, which bring a steady stream of qualified leads right to your booth. Exhibitors register a large number of direct sales and sales leads. spoga+gafa is the perfect place to reconnect with existing customers and network with buyers from all over Europe and as far as Asia and North America. Names you encounter include GIGA International, the Polish Garden Centers Association (PSCO), Dinger's Garden Centre Cologne, furniture store Jäger and Garten-Center Kremer. The product portfolio is also quite rich and features water technology, biological building materials, garden furniture, green houses, chemical products, lighting technology and garden furniture. 

Did You Know?

spoga+gafa highlights trends in garden furniture designs as much as it educates on new concepts in biodiversity and sustainability. It’s this blend that gives exhibitors equal opportunities to work on building connections and stay competitive in their markets. On the trend sites, companies can join the Boulevard of Ideas and Trendshow Outdoor Furniture + Decoration. Lectures, workshops and TASPO Talks build the programme at the Garden Café Forum. Here visitors are able to learn more about sustainable markets and climate protection. Other subjects include the role of peat-free soils and upcycling. The other major forum is Forum Technology, which features interviews, CEO Talks and lectures. You can expect to dive deep into the Internet of Things in trade, standards for smart gardening and the next generation of battery-powered garden appliances. 

Your Hotel Room in Cologne 

Hotel bookings for spoga+gafa wait for you. Travel 2 Fairs ltd presents business travelers with the best deals on the market for hotel rooms in Cologne. Tell us a price and we send you a list with offers within a single work day. You have your choice in affordable hotels close to Koelnmesse so you can either walk to the exhibition grounds or rely on public transportation for a fast commute. Accommodation for spoga+gafa can be requested for large groups as well. We’re experienced accommodating groups of as many as twenty people. Travel 2 Fairs ltd also assists with logistics. This extends to organising airport transfers to your hotel and providing rent-a-cars at good rates. 

Past Editions


Spoga + gafa 2022 marked the successful restart of the trade fair and industry. It was held as a hybrid event between 19.06.2022 and 21.06.2022 at Messe Cologne. The venue did not feature strict Covid-19 safety measures due to the country removing its national Covid-related policies in April 2022. The event received around 25,000 visitors from 112 countries and approximately 1,000 exhibitors from 52 nations.


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