IPM ESSEN 2020 dates announced
24 October 2019
IPM ESSEN will take place for the 38th time at Messe Essen, January 28-31, 2020, with the horticultural trade fair being held in the new, modernised exhibition grounds for the first time.
Eight large exhibition halls on one level – equipped with the latest infrastructure – the Galeria, and Hall 1A will offer the ideal presentation area to more than 1,500 exhibitors from almost 50 nations.
For the first time, visitors will also be able to reach IPM ESSEN 2020 through the new East Glass Foyer as an entrance. The range on offer at the international trade fair will include innovative products and services from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, and garden features.
In 2020, France will be the official partner country. As part of France being the official partner country, the International Horticulture Forum will be held under the French flag and will shed light on current horticultural findings.
In 2020, Turkey will return with 220 square meters of exhibition space. Guatemala will also present itself again after a year’s break.
Lithuania is planning its own national stand and many other countries have confirmed their participation: Belgium, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hungary, and the US will present new solutions and innovations.
Awards, prize-giving ceremonies, and competitions
The Green City in Hall 1A will once again be the hotspot for prize-giving ceremonies and competitions.
The Innovation Showcase will feature the most beautiful and best new varieties from the participating plant exhibitors, selected by a jury of experts. In 2020, the IPM competitions will be held under the motto, “I live it this way – it won’t get greener!”.
The wake-up calls of the young generation for climate and environmental protection cannot be ignored. Florists and trainees are being called upon to let their imaginations run wild and to express their love for diverse and flowering nature with their work.
The Show Your Colours Awards in Hall 7 will focus on perennials and shrubs with special marketing concepts. The more unusual the story behind the plant, the greater the chance of winning the coveted award.