GaLaBau 2012 Snapshot
With 1,156 exhibitors and almost 62,000 attendees, the biennial GaLaBau 2012 offered a view into new trends for the segmental paving industry. GaLaBau is Europe’s leading trade fair for the design of gardens, landscapes, sports fields, golf courses and playgrounds. Abounding in product and design ideas, the show returned to Nuremberg, Germany, Sept. 12—15, 2012, for its 20th show.
The show featured 12 halls with a comprehensive range of products and applications for design, construction and maintenance of urban green and open spaces. About half of the exhibitors presented construction and maintenance machinery. Some 30 percent offered building materials and the remaining 20 percent displayed specialty products like playground equipment, street furniture, or golf course construction and maintenance equipment. The show included indoor and outdoor exhibits and demonstrations. The show feels like a larger, international version of the Green Industries Expo and Hardscape North America held annually in Louisville, KY, at the end of October.
The show featured 12 two-man teams of technical school landscape/hardscape installer trainees that competed for the title of “German Champion Team.” The dedicated students entered the Germany-wide competition for the “Landscape Gardener Cup 2012”. Each team constructed the same hardscape/landscape design, which was judged based on installation principles.
For more information on the show and exhibitors visit their website.