16 Jun 2020

Germany: GaLaBau Will Resume in Nuremberg in 2022

Based on extensive feedback from its customers, NürnbergMesse has decided, in close consultation with the Federal Association of Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Facilities (G.: “Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau”, BGL), not to hold GaLaBau as planned in September 2020. The trade show organizers are currently working on an alternative concept to offer parts of the trade show program virtually.

“We have considered the matter very carefully, and this is not a decision we take lightly,” says Petra Wolf, Member of the Management Board of NürnbergMesse, and explains, “Our decision to wait until 2022 before holding GaLaBau in Nuremberg again as usual was substantially informed by the wishes of our exhibitors and visitors. […] GaLaBau is an experience fair. It draws its vitality from live demonstrations, competitions and the materials. Although our customers need to establish contacts and learn about new products, the level of concern within the sector about the Covid-19 pandemic is just too strong to allow GaLaBau to take place in its usual format. […] We are working closely with our customers to develop an alternative concept for autumn 2020, and are counting on support from the sector […],” Wolf continues.

Lutze von Wurmb, President of the BGL, adds, “Naturally, we regret that GaLaBau can’t be held this year. Nevertheless, our top priority is to act on behalf of the entire industry and not hold an event against its wishes. […] However, we’re confident that certain aspects of GaLaBau […] could be implemented on site and virtually broadcast for viewers. We’re currently working to develop these ideas as quickly as possible.”

GaLaBau will resume its normal sequence at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 14th to 17th September 2022. (eap)