The 24th GaLaBau will soon come to an end after four intensive days of the fair: From the 14th to the 17th In September, the green industry gathered again for the first time in four years at Messezentrum Nürnberg to exchange ideas about innovations, experience products live and meet each other personally. The focus of the trade fair was on the topic “Together climate-fit into the future”: Approaches and ideas around climate protection could be experienced by visitors as the GREEN-BLUE PATH. Other visitor magnets were once again the specialist forums as well as the action areas in the outdoor area. Stefan Dittrich, Head of GaLaBau, looks back: “The atmosphere among the participants was simply terrific on all four days of the fair. It was heard everywhere: Finally GaLaBau again! For the visitors, the focus was on seeing, comparing and testing machines and equipment in action – GaLaBau is and remains a trade fair with a participatory character that can only be experienced live and on site. The exhibitors emphasized the quality of the discussions, the high decision-making competence and the concrete procurement intentions of the visitors. After the long months of preparation, we are pleased about this all-round successful reunion with the industry!”
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An innovation fair at which pressing questions of the future are discussed – this is how Nuremberg’s Lord Mayor Marcus König described GaLaBau with its focus topic at the opening event. Keynote speaker and meteorologist Sven Plöger attested to gardening and landscaping as a key position in the fight against climate change, which needs good political support.
As an ideal sponsor of GaLaBau, the Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e. V. (BGL) a positive summary. Who would have thought that this GaLaBau would be such a huge success in 2022? I speak not only for the BGL as an ideal carrier, but certainly also for many colleagues when I say: This GaLauBau has set new standards with its rousing atmosphere, with the impressive new BGL appearance ‘future of green habitats’ and with the many sustainable products and trends for GaLabau! We were finally able to personally renew and consolidate many valuable contacts here again – and finally experienced again how valuable and irreplaceable GaLaBau is as an engine and initiator for our industry. These four days have sent a spirit of optimism and optimism from our industry into the world. Many thanks to NürnbergMesse and the entire team at Haus der Landschaft for this perfect event!” says Lutze von Wurmb, President of the BGL.
This is how exhibitors rate GaLaBau 2022
1,102 exhibitors from 33 countries presented their innovations for planning, building and maintaining with green in 14 exhibition halls, in addition to Germany (834), especially from the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Poland and France. Her summary: Around 93% rated the overall success of their trade fair participation positively and reached their most important target groups. Almost everyone made new business contacts; about 90% expect a lively post-fair business. With over 90%, the intention to exhibit again at GaLaBau in 2024 is correspondingly high.
High quality of the professional audience
Around 62,000 visitors from 76 countries took part in GaLaBau, including decision-makers and employees from gardening and landscaping companies, representatives from municipalities, landscape architects and motor equipment dealers. Almost 60% of visitors hold a managerial position in their company. The proportion of decision-makers was approx. 80%. More than 90% stated that they were satisfied with the offer and visit of GaLaBau in 2022; the intention to revisit for 2024 is therefore great.
Highlights in the program: special shows and specialist forums
At GaLaBau 2022, there were once again numerous opportunities for personal training and exchange with experts. Among the various thematic highlights was the new forum “Digitalisierung@GaLaBau” with more than 30 lectures and four expert panels, which showed the positive effects of digitization on efficiency and productivity in the company in a practical way. Furthermore, for example, the special show “Playgrounds are systemically important!” in Hall 1, the presentation forum Landscape Talks in Hall 2, and the joint stand “Innovation made in Germany” attract audience magnets. Despite rainy trade fair days, the outdoor action areas were again recorded, especially the new e-mobility area. The point of contact for landscape architects was once again Hall 3A, where it expected a high-quality specialist program at the stand of the Association of German Landscape Architects (bdla). Already on the day before GaLaBau, around 70 motor equipment dealers took part in the lecture and networking format “Motorists in Conversation”.
ELCA Trend Award goes to Sweden
The European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA) awarded the renowned ELCA Trend Award 2022 to the Harplinge Retirement Home, a retirement home with outstanding outdoor facilities. The jury praised that the project takes into account all facets and in particular the social aspect of health and well-being through the special value of living greenery. With the award, ELCA underlines the importance of green space suitable for the elderly as an important location factor for a high quality of life.
GaLaBau Innovation Medal 2022 awards novelties
As part of the fair, BGL awarded the “GaLaBau Innovation Medal 2022” a total of 20 times and thus honored the development of new and progressive solutions for products or processes for the construction and maintenance of landscape gardening plants. “The innovative power in GaLabau is unbroken, especially when it comes to digitization and technology. This time, the jury and I were also very impressed by the innovations in sustainable products that promote environmental, climate and species protection, e-mobility and alternative drives. This makes us very optimistic, because it shows that the green industry is also an important driver here,” Pia Präger, Vice-President of the Federal Association of Garden, Landscape and Sports Field Construction e.V., was pleased to award the innovation medals at the GaLaBau Expert Forum.
Saxony brings the landscape gardener cup again
The highlight in the program of GaLaBau 2022 was once again the landscape gardener cup in the exhibition park. Twelve teams of two from all over Germany designed a 4×4 meter large, demanding, sustainable and insect-friendly front garden on two labor-intensive days according to precise specifications. The winning team comes from Saxony for the second time: Johannes Freigang and Marc-Kevin Richter from Dresden are the German champions of landscape gardeners. Second place went to the Bavarian team, third place to Berlin and Brandenburg.
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The next GaLaBau will take place on a regular basis from 11th to 14th. September 2024 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.