IPM ESSEN, the gigantic flower and plant fair scheduled for 25 to 28 January 2022 in Germany, will be postponed for another year. On 13 and 14 June 2022, however, Messe Essen offers an IPM Summer Edition as additional two-day sector highlight.
Messe Essen postpones IPM ESSEN to 2023
Unfortunately, IPM ESSEN cannot take place in January 2022 due to the currently difficult pandemic situation worldwide. “While we have been working at full speed towards IPM ESSEN 2022, the situation of the Corona pandemic has worsened considerably in the last few days with regard to the planning and realisation”, explains Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen.
“Despite all the anticipation for the most important platform of the green sector, the uncertainty among the exhibitors and visitors is presently significant. We are therefore giving all companies that have registered so far the opportunity to transfer their registration to IPM ESSEN 2023.”
The next world’s leading trade fair for horticulture will take place from 24 to 27 January 2023.
IPM Summer Edition in June 2022
In order to nevertheless meet the urgent demand for a communication platform next year, a two-day IPM Summer Edition will be organised on 13 and 14 June 2022. The centrepiece of the summer meeting place with event character is a showroom that presents innovative products both on site and on the World Wide Web.
“The IPM Summer Edition will be held as a two-day showcase with a networking character. We want to give market participants the opportunity to meet and present innovations. Experience shows that the pandemic situation relaxes in the summer, so that this format can be realised in all probability. The IPM Summer Edition is not to be understood as a replacement for IPM ESSEN. The sector needs its usual date at the beginning of the year”, Sabina Großkreuz, Head of Marketing at Messe Essen, gives a first outlook.
Eva Kähler-Theuerkauf, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board and President of the North Rhine-Westphalia Horticultural Association, adds: “We are defying the pandemic and will see each other in June 2022 for the green industry get-together with the format of a Summer Edition! We cannot imagine another year without IPM ESSEN. Last year in particular made us sorely miss the knowledge transfer, the personal discussions, the networking and also the emotional connection. The mid-summer event is the new horticultural ‘must-have’ for our industry!”