ipm essen germany 2016

An outstanding mood at the 34th International Plant Fair IPM ESSEN 2016. The world’s leading fair for horticulture was once more able to prove that it is the most important platform for the international green sector. From January 26 to 29, 2016, 1,588 exhibitors from 49 nations presented their innovations and new products along the value added chain in horticulture to first-rate trade visitors from all continents at Messe Essen. The comprehensive range on offer included new plant creations, pioneering technology, strong-selling floristry trends and marketing concepts oriented to target groups. The Innovation Showcase which set a record with 76 plant novelties was representative of the enormous innovative force of the sector.

An outstanding mood at the 34th International Plant Fair IPM ESSEN 2016. The world’s leading fair for horticulture was once more able to prove that it is the most important platform for the international green sector. From January 26 to 29, 2016, 1,588 exhibitors from 49 nations presented their innovations and new products along the value added chain in horticulture to first-rate trade visitors from all continents at Messe Essen. The comprehensive range on offer included new plant creations, pioneering technology, strong-selling floristry trends and marketing concepts oriented to target groups. The Innovation Showcase which set a record with 76 plant novelties was representative of the enormous innovative force of the sector.

“IPM ESSEN has once more proven that it is indisputably the most important fair for international horticulture. The innovations are introduced here and the orders for the coming season are placed here. This year, it was again possible to raise the number and quality of the visitors and the sales transactions. We are more than satisfied,” was the summary made by Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen. This year, IPM ESSEN counted 57,200 visitors (in 2015: 56,500). More than 78 percent of the visitors have decision-making or procurement powers – a plus of three percentage points in comparison with the preceding year. 36 percent of the trade public already placed orders at IPM ESSEN 2016 (in 2015: 34 percent). The visitors rated the available range as very positive. Around 93 percent passed on recommendations to visit the fair. The exhibitors also made very positive assessments: 92 percent stated that their expectations for IPM ESSEN 2016 had been met. They reported on a large number of new foreign contacts and successful deals.