IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI, the most important trade fairs for the green sector and fresh goods in the Middle East were once more able to achieve substantial growth and, for the first time, filled three halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre. That corresponded to an increase of 18 percent.
Constant market cultivation pays off – that was the predominant opinion amongst the exhibitors. At 110, the number of them rose by nine percent in comparison with the previous year.
In total, 24 countries participated in the most important trade fair for horticulture by the Arabian Gulf. And at 3,890, the number of visitors also registered a handsome plus of eleven percent. Thus, the foreign subsidiary of IPM ESSEN 2016 was once more able to achieve a record result.
There were two reasons for the positive mood at IPM DUBAI: On the one hand, the world exhibition called Expo 2020 is already casting its shadow and is holding out the prospect of good chances for the exhibitors from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Garden and Landscaping, Plant Maintenance, Floristry, Garden Features and Logistics.
On the other hand, the Gulf region has a great need for horticultural products and horticultural technology due to large-scale urban construction projects and the implementation of new hotel complexes and resorts. Thus, it is not surprising that not only the number of exhibitors in general but also the number of official national participation booths increased.
In addition to China, Egypt, Germany, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the USA, Costa Rica and India were involved for the first time. On the German cooperative booth, twelve firms presented themselves with products such as young plants, peat soil, substrates, pots and shading fabrics ‘Made in Germany’.
IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI
Next time, the fair duo which is organised by Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai LLC will take place in the Dubai World Trade Centre in the autumn of 2017.
IPM DUBAI shows the entire value added chain in horticulture and is the most important trade fair for the green economic sector by the Arabian Gulf. It focuses on products and services from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Floristry, Garden Features, Logistics, Plant Maintenance as well as Garden and Landscaping.
In the entire Middle East region, WOP DUBAI – World of Perishables is the only platform for fruit and vegetables, goods security, technical equipment, transport, trading and service for temperature-sensitive goods.