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The coronavirus pandemic has made a physical edition of IPM ESSEN impossible, which has prompted organisers to introduce an entirely digital format. The digital 2021 platform will host industry talks, knowledge and inspiration starting on February 19th and those with registrations are going to have access for over a long period of time. 

A Brief Overview of IPM ESSEN

IPM ESSEN serves as the meeting point for the most important companies and players in the horticulture industry on a global scale. Held in Essen, Germany, the upcoming edition presents all the latest products and services for gardening alongside species of plants to a thriving audience of industry insiders. You won’t find a platform that’s equipped to give you the firsthand information for your sector as well as position your products better internationally.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Never underestimate the power of a strong network. IPM ESSEN gives you exactly that – a tight-knit international community of specialists and buyers, who are interested in purchases. It’s good for business to attend not only because you’ll test the soil to break into foreign markets, but also because IPM ESSEN is a fine informational platform. Here’s the data:

  • 1546 international exhibitors from 46 countries presented;
  • 53,000 international trade visitors made the trip.

Industry Relevance

IPM ESSEN is a respected annual event that’s been happening every single year in Essen since its inception in 1983. The trade fair has been one of the most defining events for horticulture in the world, which has prompted the creation of multiple satellite events all over the world. Destinations include Moscow, Beijing, Dubai and most recent Bangalore since 2014. That’s the trademark of a truly healthy franchise and there’s much happening at IPM ESSEN. Plant life makes a significant portion of what’s exhibited from bonsai, nursery plants and palm trees to vegetables, seeds and bulbs. But where the show excels is in its comprehensive overview of the entire process chain, so there’s exhibits on fruit cultivation techniques, lifting equipment, commercial vehicles, irrigation systems and shop fittings.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

IPM ESSEN selects a new partner country to highlight each year and for the last edition this was Belgium, which meant an influx of Belgian exhibitors and trade visitors. It’s precisely this nature of the trade fair to change its focus that keeps the pool of people that attend fresh and each year is a good opportunity to reach new clients. In general, IPM ESSEN maintains a firm hold over most European markets with Germany coming in first in terms of concentration of visitors and brands followed by countries from the European union. The trade fair attracts retailers, florists, growers, garden centres, engineers, nurseries and many more.

Past editions


26.01.2021 - 29.01.2021


Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to IPM ESSEN

On Foot

On Foot

from HBF 35 min walking distance (2.6km)

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - 1h10 min walk (5.3km)


By Car

from HBF - 6 min ride (2.8km)

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - 8-10 min drive (6.5km)


By Public Transport

From HBF it is only 6 min ride with U11

from Essen/Mülheim Airport - there is no direct transportation

(alternatively you can walk ~30 min to Essen Abzweig Flughafen Stop and take Bus 142 for 9 stops, which will take you ~45 min total)

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