International Trade Fair for Urban Green and Open Spaces
The European trade fair for landscaping and maintenance and construction of sports grounds opened its doors for the 22nd time from 14 to 17 September 2016. 1,320 exhibitors along with 64,138 trade visitors participated. For four days, in a total of 13 exhibition halls, international companies were showing the complete range of products and services covering the planning, construction and maintenance of gardens, parks and green facilities.
The trade visitors were made up of companies from the horticulture, landscape gardening and open spaces construction sectors, landscape architects as well as planners from government, state and municipal authorities. GaLaBau was perfectly complemented by the two subject areas PLAYGROUND and Golf, with their ranges directed at the operators of leisure parks, camp sites and kindergardens as well as at managers involved in the construction, care and management of golf courses.
“Our stand was heavily frequented, in fact by trade visitors from all over the world. In addition to interested parties from Europe, we even had Chinese and Indians coming to obtain information. We conducted numerous intensive discussions with horticulture/landscape gardening entrepreneurs and specialist dealers and retailers. For our sector GaLaBau is the absolute top fair. We will of course be back here again in 2018.”
“GaLaBau is the optimal platform for the European market. We were exhibiting for the first time and were able to conduct very many specific discussions immediately. What we particularly liked was the visitor mix: not only numerous specialist retailers came to our stand but also architects. As a result, we are expecting good post-fair business and will be participating again at the fair in 2018.”
"We have been active on the German market for just two years now with our interactive playground and sport products and are very satisfied with business at the fair. Our products simply have to be experienced. The playground theme sector at GaLaBau offers the perfect platform for this. As a first-time exhibitor, we were delighted with the great interest shown by the visitors and were able to conclude several direct business deals at the event. What else could you want?”
“I already know GaLaBau from the early days, but I was here for the first time with my own innovative design company. I'm so thankful for the sponsorship by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, because otherwise we would not have been able to afford participation at this outstanding trade fair. The quality and quantity of the discussions was fantastic. We welcomed innumerable importers, but also interested horticulturists/landscape gardeners and architects to our stand and our information material had already run out before the end of the fair. GaLaBau is and remains the leading fair for the green sector.”
“With our range we service a niche segment at GaLaBau. Nevertheless, it is a must-attend event for us. The number of visitors on our stand was manageable, but for that the discussion quality was top. In addition, we met several former greenkeeper trainees and conducted network cultivation. We will be back here again in 2018. “