It will be all systems go at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 14 to 17 September 2022 for the 24th round of GaLaBau, the leading international trade fair for urban green and open spaces. Around 1,000 exhibitors, a quarter of them from outside Germany, are expected to showcase their complete range of products and solutions for planning, building and maintaining gardens, parks and green spaces in no less than 14 exhibition halls. The honorary sponsor and founding father of GaLaBau is the Federal Association for Gardening, Landscaping and Sports Ground Construction (Bundesverband für Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau, BGL), which is set to inspire visitors to its own special display area with the theme “The Future of Green Living Spaces” and a comprehensive overview of trends in the gardening and landscaping sector. The specially designed supporting programme with numerous special display areas, “GaLaBau Landscape Talks” forum, symposia, awards ceremonies and competitions is what makes GaLaBau Europe’s most important gathering for the gardening and landscaping sector. For the first time the fair will have a key theme – “Working together for a climate-friendly future”: GaLaBau 2022 will showcase innovations, trends and products that have a positive impact on the mitigation of climate change. New highlights in the supporting programme include the World Urban Parks Europe Congress and the Digitalisation@GaLaBau Forum.
“We are just as massively excited as our customers about this face-to-face reunion!” says Stefan Dittrich, Director GaLaBau at NürnbergMesse. “In 2022, GaLaBau will once again impress with its proven recipe of product innovations, knowledge transfer and hands-on atmosphere. After a four-year, pandemic-induced pause, the need to meet and talk to one another in person again is extraordinarily strong. We are thrilled by the huge interest in the event, especially from European countries.”
Working together for a climate-friendly future …
… is the key theme of GaLaBau 2022. Climate change is the biggest global challenge of our times, and the “green sector” is actively helping to mitigate it in many areas of gardening and landscaping, and numerous actions at the fair are focused on this theme. GaLaBau is devoting special attention to this aspect for the first time with its special “GREEN-BLUE PATH”: Exhibitors can apply to showcase their innovative products and solutions relating to climate change in this dedicated area. The submissions are currently being assessed by an expert jury and the stands of the selected participants will bear the GREEN-BLUE PATH symbol, which highlights all event components relating to this key theme in advance and on-site communications and thus provides interested visitors with a visual navigation tool.
All information online at: www.galabau-messe.com/green-blue-path
New and familiar features in supporting programme:
Green cities, digitalisation, and network meeting for motorised equipment specialists
One highlight of the GaLaBau 2022 programme is the World Urban Parks Europe Congress, which will take place for the first time on two days of the trade fair (Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September 2022) and is intended for representatives of municipalities. The congress theme of “Greater, Green Cities’ Nature Based Design Solutions to Urban Living” is tailored to the European Year of Greener Cities 2022, initiated by the EU. Another new attraction is the special display area Digitalisation@GaLaBau – Experience digitalisation for craftsmen live! This forum offers expert presentations, best practice reports and discussion panels with a focus on the gardening and landscaping sector, exploring topics like efficient business management or employee retention and leadership. The extended format “Motorist meet Industry”, which is co-organised by NürnbergMesse and the Rudolf Müller media group, brings together the two target groups of power tool/motorised equipment and agricultural machinery dealers and consists of the established session “Conversations with motorised equipment dealers” as well as a gala evening on the first day of the fair.
“The Future of Green Living Spaces” with GaLaBau Expert Forum in Hall 3A
In 2022, the BGL stand in Hall 3A offers another highlight under the “The Future of Green Living Spaces”, which provides a comprehensive overview of various trends in gardening and landscaping for decision-makers from the sector. On an area measuring some 1,400 square metres, visitors can look forward to inspiring presentations of products and services. The GaLaBau Expert Forum with presentations on various specialist topics is also accommodated at the BGL stand.
Major playground exhibit and GaLaBau Landscape Talks
Visitors to GaLaBau 2022 will find manufacturers of playground equipment and leisure facilities in Halls 1 and 2. Hall 1 will once again house the special show by the German Federal Association for Playground Equipment and Leisure Facility Manufacturers (Bundesverband der Spielplatzgeräte- und Freizeitanlagen-Hersteller, BSFH) and trade journal “Playground@Landscape”, the theme of which this year will be “Playgrounds are of systemic importance!” This socially relevant topic is also covered in the programme of presentations jointly organised by the German Federal Association for Playground Equipment and Leisure Facility Manufacturers (BSFH) and the trade journal “Playground @Landscape” as media partner. In 2022, the BSFH forum will again be part of the “GaLaBau Landscape Talks” forum.
Landscape architects and designers get information at GaLaBau
The “GaLaBau Landscape Talks” forum will again take place in Hall 2. Visitors can look forward to practice-driven presentations. The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon. It’s therefore easy to combine a visit to the GaLaBau Landscape Talks with a tour around the exhibition. A visit to Hall 3A is well worthwhile for designers and landscape architects. The Bund deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten (Association of German Landscape Architects, bdla) will be presenting information on the profession of landscape architect or designer as well as its own association work. The traditional bdla construction seminar takes participants through the “fabulous world of regulatory codes”. The half-day professional development event focuses on successful paths into the digital future of landscape architecture with BIM (building information modelling) processes, the outdoor area design plan, outdoor stairs, and the development of sustainable drainage design. In its GaLaBau Expert Forum, the BGL offers presentations in German and English on various specialist topics for designers, landscape architects and landscape gardeners.
Everything for golf course managers and greenkeepers
At GaLaBau 2022, greenkeepers, managers and operators of golf courses will find lawn maintenance machinery and equipment as well as seeds, substrates and innovative watering systems from exhibitors specialising in the construction, maintenance and management of golf courses. The main port of call will be the “Meeting Point Golf” in Hall 4A. A filter option for exhibitors and products from the golf segment is available at:
Arboriculture LIVE: special display area for tree experts
Professional arboriculture specialists and professional tree climbers and anyone interested in this field will also have their own meeting place at GaLaBau: the Arboriculture LIVE zone in Hall 3A, organised by the trade journal TASPO Baumzeitung and Freeworker, a tree care equipment supplier. Focusing on the needs of the tree, this special display area combines knowledge and interaction, live experiences and networking opportunities. In a series of presentations, industry experts will provide tips and suggestions on tree care, showcase new products, and get involved in discussions. Long-established and new working methods will also be presented. Interested visitors will also have the opportunity to try the equipment for themselves under supervision.
Outdoor highlights: Landscape Gardeners Cup and demonstration area
GaLaBau is more than just a comprehensive exhibition in 14 halls: Its attractive outdoor supporting programme includes the popular Landscape Gardeners Cup. At this Germany-wide skills competition, landscape gardening trainees from all German states put their professional expertise to the test in a bid to become part of the “German Championship Team” at the WorldSkills contest. Young talent from the sector will also gather indoors at the GALABAU CAMP again in Hall 3C.
The outdoor area is also the venue to see mowing, excavating and chopping live in action: Alongside their stands, some exhibitors also use the GaLaBau demonstration area next to Hall 12 and the Silbersee lake in the Dutzendteich park for live demonstrations of maintenance and earth-moving machinery on real lawns and soil.
For the first time, the topic of e-mobility will find a home in the direct vicinity of GaLaBau on the NürnbergMesse site around the world's first Audi charging hub. On a test track, electric-powered construction and maintenance machines can be seen live and in action.
More information on the supporting programme will be available from June at: www.galabau-messe.com/programme