IPM ESSEN 2018 will bring together the international horticulture sector from 23 to 26 January at Messe Essen with a comprehensive list of exhibitors and an attractive set of fringe events.
The show is due to welcome around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries in 2018 as the international world of horticulture meet up at Messe Essen from 23rd to 26th of January.
Whether for commercial growers, florists, landscape gardeners or owners of garden centres, the leading trade fair offers all decision-makers along the horticultural chain a comprehensive range of products and services, as well as a top-class programme of fringe events. The partner country in 2018 is Denmark. HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark will be amongst guests opening the exhibition.
Plants form the largest part of IPM ESSEN, accounting for around 60% of exhibits. Plants on show range from foliage plants and flowering house plants, bedding and border plants through flowering shrubs and Mediterranean herbs to fruit bushes and vegetables, as well as tree nurseries of all kinds.
IPM ESSEN is a platform for introducing the latest innovations to the professionals, and bringing them onto the market. The innovations display in Green City, Hall 1A, gives an outstanding overview of hot topics in the forthcoming gardening season. Ingenious “storytelling” for herbaceous plants and shrubs is demonstrated at the Show Your Colours Award in Hall 10.
The show will present strong sales concepts for garden centres and the horticultural retail sector. In Hall 13, retailers will discover many new ideas for POS design. Visitors can here walk through a unique world of experiences on the topic of the “Family Garden”, which presents futuristic and fashion-conscious sales concepts to decision-makers in horticultural retail. Exciting lectures in the Speakers’ Corner also provide new retail ideas.
IPM ESSEN also offers industry visitors a comprehensive programme of events made up of congresses, information events and discussion forums.