September 25, 2013. The 32nd IPM ESSEN, which takes place between January 28 – 31, 2014 at Messe Essen, holds a lot of promise after renowned market leaders in the flower industry confirmed participation by beating the late July 2013 registration deadline. The IPM ESSEN, which is an international global fair for horticulture, registered 1,537 Exhibitors from 46 countries and close to 60,000 visitors during its 31stshow at the same venue early this year.
After companies from India showed their products for the first time last year, the number of exhibitors from the South Asian state will rise in 2014, with Taiwan, Hungary, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands planning to enlarge their cooperative booths. The technology section again proves a great attraction amongst exhibitors.
Trade visitors are expected from all over the world, with over 1,500 exhibitors set to present their innovative products and services in plants, technology, florist and equipment sections.
“The very good participation in the fair shows that the sector is looking into the future actively and optimistically,” says Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen. “For this purpose, IPM ESSEN will offer the right ideas and will give the essential stimuli for a successful horticultural year in 2014.”
Future initiative on low-energy greenhouses
The subject of the IPM Teaching Show has been finalized: In 2014, concentrated expert knowledge about the “Future Initiative on Low-Energy Greenhouses”, abbreviated as ZINEG, will be available in Hall 1A.
Initial results and tendencies of the joint project were already presented at IPM 2013. The objective is to keep the consumption of fossil energy and the carbon dioxide emissions as low as possible by utilizing innovative technologies such as solar energy or corresponding thermal insulation.
Energy savings of up to 90 percent in comparison with the current standard in production greenhouses are possible.