On IPM 2018 the Glass Foyer East covering 2,000 square metres will be put into operation. Messe Essen will be held from 23 till 26 january 2018
The IPM-site situation is changing constantly due to the conversion and, as expected, is exerting positive effects on the quality of international trade fairs.
Denmark in Hall 14 and the Grugahalle
The old Hall 5, also known as the ’Danes’ Hall’, will not be available on the occasion of IPM ESSEN in 2018. With its almost 100 exhibitors, Floradania will therefore occupy the temporary Hall 14 and the foyer of the Grugahalle.
Poland and Spain move into New Hall, France in the Galeria Again
The Floristry area will remain in Hall 6, at the heart of the fair site. The old Hall 4 will no longer exist. The axis formed by Hall 3, the Galeria and Hall 7 will once more be occupied by horticultural technology. The consistent consolidation of this area of the range on offer already proved to be the right decision in 2017 and is to be retained in the future, too.
Halls 1 and 2 will be occupied by plant exhibitors, as will parts of Hall 7 in addition to Halls 8 and 9. The nurseries will be accommodated in Halls 10, 11 and 12. In the future, too, the visitors will find the Green City in Hall 1A in which the green associations, the competitions and the floristry shows as well as the creative shop situations of bloom’s and g&v will be found again.
Italians present themselves individually
For next year, firms and plant producers from Italy have decided not to be exhibitors together as until now but instead to be divided amongst the various fair halls according to the products. For 2019, there will be the option to be exhibitors together again.
Hortivation in Hall 13
Under the creative management of Romeo Sommers, a green stylist and trendwatcher from the Netherlands, hortivation will take place as a trend hotspot during IPM for the first time. The entire temporary Hall 13 will show ideas and high-volume sales concepts for garden centres. Under the motto of “Family Garden”, emphasis will be placed on innovative technology and the Outdoor Living area.
New: Trainees Lounge in Hall 6.1
On the occasion of IPM ESSEN, the Trainees Lounge will be set up in Hall 6.1 for the first time in cooperation with the Working Group of German Young Gardeners. As an interactive meeting place, attention will focus on the subject of training and further education here.