Horticulture industry prepares for the IPM ESSEN

From plants to technology, floristry and garden features ? the entire horticultural chain is represented at the IPM ESSEN. From 26 to 29 January 2016, around 1,600 exhibitors from over 45 nations will present their innovations to top trade and industry visitors from all over the world.

A total of 20 countries have organised community booths for the IPM ESSEN. Guatemala is a new participant exhibiting cut flowers, potted plants and perennials. China, France, the United Kingdom, India and Taiwan have expanded their booths. There are additional booths from Belgium, Costa Rica, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Turkey, Hungary and the United States.

Fair trade products are becoming increasingly important for sales, and fair trade will have its own exhibition area. After coffee, the second most popular fair trade product in Germany is cut flowers. Fair trade, certification options and the various associated labels will play an increasingly important role at the IPM ESSEN 2016.

Highlights of the event include the International Horticulture Forum, for which the UK is the partner country, and which will be attended by Sue Biggs, the director general of the RHS.

The Green City foundation will host an information forum on the theme of a ?green future? within urban areas.

Alongside the New Product Showcase, Show Your Colours Award and the INDEGA-IPM Innovation Award, for the first time the AIPH will announce their International Grower of the Year Award at the Messe Essen.

For more information on these and the many other highlights being held the IPM ESSEN, visit: www.ipm-essen.de

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