At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse has moved the date for Spoga + Gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry.
With the entire area almost fully booked, the current developments around Covid-19 and the economic situation turned to be complicated. The news about new cases of infection in Germany played a role, as well. The current travel situation is still uncertain, too – particularly at the intercontinental level.
That is why in recent weeks a large majority of exhibitors and trade visitors decided not to attend Spoga + Gafa 2020 after all. In the end, the extensive preparations for the trade fair and the package of measures for the coronavirus-compliant implementation of trade fairs were not enough to calm the hesitancy amongst trade fair attendees.
For this reason Koelnmesse reassessed the overall situation 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. The event will also be rescheduled permanently at the request of the industry. The next edition is thus set to be held from May 30 – June 1, 2021.