Gardenex secures Government grants for UK firms for Spoga+Gafa

The Gardenex export federation has secured UKTI grant funding for eligible British firms exhibiting in the federation?s group at spoga+gafa in 2016, details of which can be obtained by contacting Gardenex. Spoga+gafa is one of the world?s largest international garden and leisure trade exhibitions, and has resulted in lucrative repeat export orders for many British firms that have participated in the Gardenex-organised group

Spoga+gafa 2016 will take place in Cologne from 4th to 6th September. This major trade fair has been a regular highlight of the federation?s overseas initiatives for over?40?years. In 2015, the British group that exhibited met with buyers from countries across Europe, and also leading distributors and retailers from markets such as the USA, Canada, Dubai, Chine, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia.

The?UKTI government cash grants?available for 2016 will help support the cost of stand space and fitting. ?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.

Spoga+gafa facts:

  • Based in Cologne, spoga+gafa attracts all of the major buyers from the German market, which is the largest market for garden products in Europe. The German garden trade association, IVG, reports that gardening sales in the country last year were ?18.3 billion, an increase of 1.5 per cent year-on-year.
  • Spoga+gafa also attracts buyers from around the world. The attending buyers represent garden centres, landscapers, DIY stores, mail order and online sales companies, department stores, super markets, discounters and other general retailers.?For more information of the Government grants available in 2016, to obtain more information on the Gardenex support package or to book space at spoga+gafa contact Theresa Swann on telephone: ?+44 (0) 44 1959 565995?? or ? fax: ?+44 (0) 1959 565885
  • email: ?theresa@gardenex.com or visit the Gardenex website on ?www.gardenex.com

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