Hardware Retailing

AUG 2017

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Upcoming Events HARDWARE RETAILING | August 2017 98 Newsmakers International Garden Fair to Highlight Outdoor Trends S poga+gafa, the annual international garden fair, will be showcasing the latest in modern lawn and garden trends, such as stylish multifunctional furniture and new technology. The event, which is scheduled for Sept. 3-5 in Cologne, Germany, will be spread across about 2.4 million square feet of show floor space. At the garden fair, more than 2,000 exhibitors from 59 countries will showcase innovations and trends from around the world. Products will be divided into exhibits, including Garden Living, Garden Unique, Garden Creation & Care and Garden BBQ. "Spoga+gafa unites the entire diversity of garden products," Katharina C. Hamma, chief operating officer for event organizer Koelnmesse GmbH, says in a statement. "In the garden furniture, grill and outdoor sections, it has the world's largest coherent [offering]." Space-saving, modern and multipurpose outdoor furniture will be a dominant focus at the show, according to information from Koelnmesse. In addition, pots that double as planters and outdoor storage, patio umbrellas that have lights and heaters and convertible furniture are among the trends being highlighted. Spoga+gafa 2017 will also showcase high-tech gardening tools, such as autonomous lawn mowers, as well as trends and new technology in outdoor lighting, lawn care, pools, garden irrigation and smart grilling devices. Manufacturers will present and demonstrate their products, and international experts will offer lectures in the technology area. For more information about the event, visit spogagafa.com. August 15-17 Independent Garden Center Show Chicago 17-19 Ace Hardware Fall 2017 Convention & Exhibits Chicago 24-26 Orgill Inc. Fall Dealer Market Boston September 3-5 Spoga+gafa Cologne, Germany 8-10 Horizon Distribution Annual Conference & Trade Show Yakima, Washington 8-10 HDW 2017 Fall Dealer Market Shreveport, Louisiana 15-16 Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market Overland Park, Kansas 21-23 The Bostwick-Braun Co. 2017 Fall Dealer Market Toledo, Ohio 23-26 Home Hardware Fall Dealer Market St. Jacobs, Ontario 25-27 True Value Fall Reunion Chicago Upcoming Events The international garden fair, spoga+gafa, is the world's largest event of its kind. The show annually attracts exhibitors and attendees from around the globe. Find more details about these events and others online at TheRedT.com/calendar. To have your event added, contact Kate Klein at kklein@nrha.org.

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