The crisis Covid – 19  has made it clearer than ever how important exchange within the green industry is in the office to drive the business forward. The next IPM Essen (26th to 29th January 2021) will offer this all this. In addition to an extensive range of exhibits in the fields of plants, technology, floristry, and garden features, a top-class supporting program with trend shows, workshops, forums, and competitions will accompany the fair.
The prerequisites for a safe and orderly course of events in times of the Covid 19 pandemic are right: With the holding of the first trade fair (European Bridal Week) in Germany after the contact ban, Messe Essen has proved that trade events with appropriate hygiene requirements function successfully. Not only the coronavirus is occupying the green-sector. Climate change and sustainability as well as the shortage of skilled workers are still decisive topics. «The corona pandemic has a global impact on the green industry. The market has to sort itself out again. Fortunately, gardening products such as fruit and vegetable plants, but also bedding and balcony plants are more popular than ever.

Many other aspects, such as environmentally friendly packaging solutions and energy-efficient production, are still topical in horticulture. IPM Essen is therefore a motor and platform to discuss future questions and find answers.
Messe Essen is guided by the current infection protection ordinance of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. At the present time, it provides, among other things, for a clearly defined maximum permissible density of persons on the fairgrounds, the wearing of mouth-and-nose protection, the registration of all fair participants, the exclusive sale of online tickets, generous aisles as well as a maximum of hygiene measures. Conversations in a seated position and at a distance at the exhibition stand are permitted without a mask.