IPM ESSEN 2014 - 32nd Edition Comes to a Close

32nd Edition of the World's Premier Horticultural Fair

Aroused enthusiasm with internationality and a high tradevisitor quality 

1,554 exhibitors from 45 countries presented to around 57,000 trade visitors from over 100 nations products and services from the entire value added chain: from plants via technology, floristry and equipment right up to the point of sale.

Showcase for New Products and Innovations

As is tradition, innovative new plant breeds were honored at IPM ESSEN. The Pelargonium grandiflorum "pac Bermuda Pink, Regbepi" from Elsner pac from Dresden was distinguished in the "Bedding and Balcony Plants" category and the Erysimum Hybride "Winter Party" from Kientzler from Gensingen in the "Spring-Flowering Plants" category. Moerheim New Plant from the Netherlands won in the "Flowering House Plants" category with the poinsettia called Euphorbia pulcherrima willd. Ex Klotzsch Princettia ® Pearl and Plantipp also from the Netherlands won in the "Tub Plants" category with the Daniella revoluta Coolvista ® (Allyn-Citation). The Kalanchoe Interspecific Hybride Queen® from Knud Jepsen from Denmark was chosen in the "Cut Flowers" category and the Betula pendula "Magical Globe" from Kolster from the Netherlands in the "Woody Plants" category. The expert jury honored the Basil Tree from Global Plant from Israel with a special prize.

The "Colour Your life Award" - organized by Messe Essen and Holland Flower Office - the trophy was secured by Helleborus from the "King" collection of Special Plant from Zundert in the Netherlands.

The "INDEGA IPM Innovation Award 2014" presented by the "Association Representing the Interests of the German Horticultural Industry" went to the "FlowerPack" machine of Leidolt Maschinenbau from Singen.

Top-Quality Floristry on stage at the FDF Event Center

German master florists Jürgen Herold, Thomas Gröhbühl and Stefan Göttle presented trendy spring floristry and flowery designs for an urban target group. The master florist Manfred Hoffmann and his team showed new ideas and stimuli for designing with house plants. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the "International Teachers of Floristry" group, teacher personalities from all over the world gave insights into their views on floral design and showed the cultural diversity of one profession.

First-class accompanying program

One new feature was the information event which was entitled "Green Urban Development in Times of Change … and Tight Budgets" and was staged in cooperation with the foundation called "Die Grüne Stadt" ("The Green City"). In his speech during the opening ceremony for IPM, Hans-Peter Friedrich, Federal Minister of Agriculture, had thus also emphasized the great importance of urban greenery for an environment worth living in: "Cities would only remain inhabitable if there were enough greenery. Well-maintained green areas and parks raise the quality of life and increase the values of plots of land and properties."

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