An international garden and leisure trade exhibition that resulted in major overseas orders for many British exhibitors?last year?is one?of?the important?trade shows on the Gardenex export programme for 2014.??Spoga+gafa in Cologne has been a regular highlight of the federation?s overseas initiatives for over?40?years, and in 2013 many exhibitors?in the Gardenex-organised group secured orders in excess of ?100,000?for each company. ?As a result of spoga+gafa 2013, the items now being supplied to international markets range from solar powered garden products and garden ornaments to vegetable and flower growing systems. ?Suppliers that have exhibited in the Gardenex-organised groups over the years have discovered that?considerable repeat business is also secured as a result of contacts made at the show.
In 2014, spoga+gafa?s product segments will be attractive to most British suppliers. ?They encompass garden care, garden living, garden creation, as well as halls for premium garden furniture and inexpensive garden products.
Many?British exhibitors?at?spoga+gafa?in August this year can?benefit?also?from??1,500?UKTI government cash grants?towards stand space and fitting?costs?following an arrangement?secured by Gardenex for eligible companies. ?In addition, British firms will find that exhibiting in the Gardenex group will simplify the whole process of organising their participation. ?The Federation?s comprehensive package of support delivered to every exhibitor encompasses stand build and practical advice, together with?valuable?help in preparing?for the show. ?In addition, a?focussed programme?of?pre-promotion to international buyers?and to Europe’s trade press?will be implemented by the federation. ?During the show,?the?experienced?Gardenex team will?be manning a British garden industry information stand in the group pavilion, from?where it?will provide?support and assistance to UK exhibitors in addition to offering a popular product sourcing service to overseas buyers.