From January 28 to 31, 2020, the international horticultural sector will meet up at IPM ESSEN. In addition to an extensive range available from the exhibitors, the world’s leading fair for horticulture will once more offer an exclusive and informative supporting program. No matter whether competitions such as the Show Your Colors Award, the Future Congress of Horticultors and Landscapers, trendy live shows in the FDF World or the Innovation Showcase – trade visitors will learn a lot worth knowing in order to make themselves and their businesses fit for the future and will be able to establish new contacts at the same time.
The best of the best will compete against each other at IPM ESSEN: The Innovation Showcase will choose innovative plant novelties in the following categories: Bedding and Balcony Plants, Spring-Flowering Plants, Flowering House Plants, Green House Plants, Woody Plants, Perennial Plants and Tub Plants. All the plant exhibitors at IPM ESSEN will be called upon to submit their creations. The winners will be announced during the official opening ceremony on the first day of the fair. All the submissions will be exhibited in Hall 1A throughout the period of the fair.
Attention-grabbing storytelling will be subject of the Show Your Colors Award which will be jointly staged by BIZZ Communications and Messe Essen. Marks of distinction will go to perennial plants and woody plants with the most ingenious marketing ideas. The prizes will be handed over at 3.00 p.m. on January 30.
In 2020, the floristry competitions will bear the motto “I Live This Way – It Doesn’t Get Greener!“ Florists and trainees will be called upon to give free rein to their imaginations and, with their workpieces, to express their love for diverse and flourishing nature. The coveted IPM Trade Fair Cup will be presented at 12.00 noon on January 31.
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will once more distinguish the world’s best plant breeders with the “Grower of the Year Awards”. The festive gala will take place in the evening of the first day of the fair.