Cologne trade fair attracts 37,000

German garden centre trade show spoga+gafa has attracted 37,000 trade visitors from 108 countries with a foreign share of 60 per cent.

Some 2,024 exhibitors from 59 countries presented exhibits with an 83 per cent share of foreign exhibitors, two per cent up on 2014.

Koelnmesse chief operating officer Katharina Hamma said: Spoga+gafa 2015 once again reinforced its significance as the leading international garden trade fair in 2015. Not only the stable, high key figures corroborate this, but also the high level of quality of the exhibitors and visitors. The top buyers and decision-makers of the industry selected spoga+gafa as the platform for their orders or for establishing new business contacts. Whereas there was a slight decline in the number of domestic visitors, the strongest growth from Europe was recorded from France, Swiss and Turkey.  Overseas, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, recorded the highest growth rates in attendance.

Almost 73 per cent of the visitors interviewed were satisfied or very satisifed with the event as a whole.

In 2016, spoga+gafa will take place from 4 to 6 September.

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