IPM Essen kicks off next week
After a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the four-day long show will be back from January 24 to 27.
January 17, 2023 By IPM Essen
In one week’s time, IPM Essen 2023 the international trade fair for plants, will be starting at the Messe Essen in Germany. The world’s leading trade fair for horticulture is expected to welcome over 1,300 exhibitors from 45 nations and guests from across the world.
The exhibition areas at a glance
The “plants” exhibition area is represented in Halls 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and the Galeria: from cut flowers, bedding and balcony plants, herbs, snack vegetables and indoor plants to Christmas trees, perennials and woody plants. Among them are many new varieties and further developments. New themed tours on climate trees and perennials with a meeting point in Hall 6 show sustainable plant ranges.
In the technical area in Halls 3, 4 and the Galeria, resource-saving production is one of the top themes. With the new Innovation Centre for Horticultural Technology in Hall 4, trade visitors will have an exclusive place to find out about smart technology and get advice. In addition, gate reduction plays a role and start-ups as well as research and scientific institutions present current projects.
Hall 5 is home to exhibitors from the “Floristry” sector. Plug-in sponges, ribbon, felts, vases, cachepots, plant bowls, decorative elements and greeting cards are part of the range. The Concept Store will be celebrating its premiere, presenting complementary assortments for the specialist trade in an open concept ranging from tableware to delicatessen. In Hall 5, young companies will also be presenting their ideas at the “Young Innovative Companies” joint stand, which is sponsored by the German government.
The “Garden Features” area is spread across the entire grounds. It includes software and cash register systems, labels and displays as well as shop fitting and accessories for the presentation of goods. This is also what the IPM Discovery Center in Hall 7 is all about. Green stylist and creative director Romeo Sommers stages the exhibitors’ products in coherent and sales-boosting concepts for the point of sale.
The Green City in Hall 1A attracts visitors to the world’s only revolving stage with live floristry from master craftsmen, inspiring showrooms and workshops. The Association of German Florists (Fachverband Deutscher Floristen – Bundesverband FDF) will be presenting itself as a partner. Green City is also home to other green associations. For example, the North Rhine-Westphalia Horticultural Association (Landesverband Gartenbau Nordrhein-Westfalen), together with the Central Horticultural Association (Zentralverband Gartenbau) and its sub-associations, will be inviting visitors to the Horticultural Information Centre.
Opening hours and tickets
IPM Essen will be open from from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
For tickets, visit ipm-essen.
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