In Germany, Spoga+Gafa takes the year off

There’s a new date for Spoga+Gafa, the international lawn and garden fair organized by trade show giant Koenlmesse and held in Germany every other year. The event for 2020 had been set for early September. It will come back in 2021 from May 30 to June 1.

Established in 1973, the Spoga+Gafa event takes place in Cologne, Germany at the giant Koelnmesse fairgrojnds. The event is regarded as the leading international trade fair for the garden and leisure industry.  More than 40,000 visitors from 124 countries attended Spoga+Gafa 2019

The company stated: “… in recent weeks a large majority of exhibitors and trade visitors decided not to attend Spoga+Gafa after all. In the end, the extensive preparations for the trade fair and the #B-SAFE4business package of measures for the coronavirus-compliant implementation of our trade fairs were not enough to calm the hesitancy amongst trade fair attendees. For this reason Koelnmesse reassessed the overall situation together with the Advisory Board and decided that it was best to respond to the cancellations and wishes of a large number of industry exhibitors and visitors by not implementing Spoga+Gafa 2020."

After the 2021 event, Spoga+Gafa will return in 2022 and resume its every-other-year schedule. Koelnmesse said those future events will be held always in a June timeframe.