Landscape gardening family reunion boasts impressive visitor record
Following four days of intensive dialogue, the 23rd GaLaBau in Nuremberg closed with a sensational visitor total. For the first time the event welcomed 72,005* trade visitors (12.3% more than in 2016) keen to learn about the latest products and trends for designing, building and maintaining green spaces. At GaLaBau 2018, the 1,253 companies from 37 countries were spread over 14 exhibition halls for the first time.
Stefan Dittrich, Director Exhibition GaLaBau, is more than satisfied: “We have four inspiring days behind us, with consistently packed halls, valuable business discussions and numerous highlights from the supporting programme. The mood was absolutely fantastic. We are already looking forward to the next gathering of the landscape gardening family in two years here in Nuremberg.
The GaLaBau 2016 offered a valuable programme with highlights such as GaLaBau Practical Forum, Garden of Dreams or the Landscape Gardener Cup.
“At GaLaBau there is always a really nice cohort of visitors with whom you can have very good, personal exchanges. This year, visitor traffic was very strong over all four days of the event. We also noticed that a lot of decision-makers were in attendance this year, as we were able to sign a lot of direct contracts at the fair itself. GaLaBau will always be our most important platform for meeting the landscaping and gardening community personally.”
“I have just one thing to say about GaLaBau 2018: it was an absolute cracker! We were having one conversation after another from beginning to end. The demand for our products was huge. Thanks to the funding for young innovative companies from the Federal Ministry, we benefitted from having a great position in the pavilion. A top-class service! And we were even happier when we received the innovation medal as well. We will definitely be back with our own stand in 2020.”
“As one of Germany's biggest manufacturers of street furniture we consider GaLaBau to be our most important trade fair for nurturing contacts and raising our profile. This is where we meet many of our regular clients and business partners but where we also make a lot of important new contacts. We are very happy with how the event has gone, and it was definitely worthwhile for us to take part. We have already made a firm note of the dates for 2020.”
„Nach anfänglicher Skepsis sind wir sehr zufrieden mit unserer Messeteilnahme an der GaLaBau 2018. Erstmals waren wir in der Halle 3A platziert und hatten hier viele interessante Gespräche auf unserem Stand. Wir konnten dabei ein gesteigertes Interesse am Berufsbild des Greenkeepers feststellen, was uns natürlich besonders gefreut hat. Alles in allem lautet unser Resümee: Wir sind positiv überrascht und 2020 selbstverständlich wieder vor Ort.“
“What a successful fair. As always at GaLaBau, our stand was consistently well frequented. We were also impressed once again by the type of visitor and calibre of the discussions. We met a lot of decision-makers and are expecting very good follow-on business – simply fantastic!”
“This year we are not only celebrating our 175th anniversary but can also look back with satisfaction at GaLaBau 2018. Once again, we were able to meet our main target group of gardeners and landscapers. New and established contacts ensured lots of lively discussions at our stand on all four days of the event. And we will definitely be back in 2020.”