IPM ESSEN 2016: International joint booths at the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture

Countless nations are represented


Around 40 Flemish companies are participating in the Belgian joint
exhibition, which includes three stands again in Halls 2 and 12. In Hall
2, the focus is on ornamental plants, laurels, azaleas, rhododendrons and
young plants. In addition, there are local businesses specialising in
young house plants, chrysanthemums, garden plants and perennials. The six
companies in Hall 12 are displaying trees, woodland and hedge plants,
roses and ornamental bushes. Flemish exhibitors have been well
represented at the trade fair with a joint booth since the first IPM

(Hall 2, booth 2B25 and 2D30; Hall 12, booth 12C15)


The Chinese joint booth is organised by China Great Wall Exhibition.
Compared to 2015, visitors can expect far more offerings: The size has
doubled and exhibitors have significantly more opportunities to present
their extensive range of plants, seeds, flower pots and much more. For
participants in the joint Chinese booth, the world’s leading trade fair
for horticulture is a good opportunity to have discussions with
customers, develop business contacts and deepen long-term cooperation.

(Hall 7, booth 7A09)

Costa Rica

Ornamental plants such as dragon trees, aglaonema, palms, ferns, crotons
and ficus will be at the centre in a 50-square-metre booth with ten
companies. For exhibitors, the fair is an important platform to attract
new customers and maintain existing business contacts. The exhibition
will take place under the “esencial Costa Rica” brand and offer a glimpse
into the country’s exotic and varied plants. Costa Rica has great natural
biodiversity and offers a lot of high-quality exotic products.

(Hall 1, booth 1B17)


Around 50 exhibitors are showcasing the entire diverse spectrum of potted
plants from their country in the Danish joint exhibit. Breeders,
producers and distributors are presenting ornamental plants, room and
garden plants and plant concepts. The trend here is toward functional and
practical solutions. Special new products will be presented in their own

(Hall 5, booth 5A17)


The French joint exhibition includes three booths with a total of 20
exhibitors, including four new exhibitors. They are bringing a variety of
novelties to the IPM ESSEN 2016 including photinia, witch hazel, sweet
mini peppers and cucumbers for the terrace, cyclamen and dahlias. The
breeders see white cyclamen in all sizes as well as dwarf dahlias as
trends. The French joint exhibition will be organised by the Val’hor
Horticulture Organisation with support from the Vegepolys innovation
cluster and the SPPL Agency.

(Hall 2, booth 2B17; Hall 10, booth 11B11; Hall 10, booth 10B14)

United Kingdom

The British joint exhibition offers more exhibitors, new varieties and
innovative technologies. Under the umbrella of the Commercial
Horticultural Association, companies are presenting their products at a
total of three booths. Among them are many first-time exhibitors who are
bringing new products to Essen – including new carnation varieties,
clematis for small gardens and planting bags for tree breeders. They are
also presenting solutions for greenhouse construction, heating and air
circulation. As the partner country of the International Horticulture
Forum, British experts will also discuss challenges and opportunities in
the horticulture industry in the United Kingdom.

(Hall 10, booth 10C13 and 10C17; Hall 3, booth 3B37)


Guatemalan exhibitors are keeping their joint booth very close to nature
and emphasising the beauty of their plants and flowers. Thanks to varied
and special climates, the country grows about 500 plant species and
around 3,000 native plants as well as many others, which are exported in
a variety of forms. Ten or so companies from all over Guatemala are
presenting tropical plants, palms, bromeliads, cut flowers and cut
foliage among other things. New products include succulents and large

(Hall 1, booth 1C37)


The Indian joint booth is operated by the State Coconut Association
"Coir Board". Exhibitors are offering information about
products made from coconut fibres.

(Hall 3, booth 3A17)


Around 100 exhibitors from Italy will be represented at the IPM ESSEN
2016. The focal point, as in previous years, is Hall 6, the "Italian
Hall", where primarily nurseries from all regions of Italy are
presenting their products. There will be Mediterranean plants and trees
in all sizes. A great deal of nurseries are from southern Italy in
particular. The Italian Hall is rounded out with pots and decorative
terra-cotta goods.

Other Italian companies are presenting the latest developments in
greenhouse construction and agricultural technology in the technology
area in Halls 3, 7 and 8 Visitors can find young plants "made in
Italy” in Hall 2.

(Hall 6)


Flora Holland and BIZZ Holland are organising both Dutch booths. Under
the auspices of BIZZ Holland, companies from Boskoop, Opheusden, Venlo
and Zundert among others are exhibiting the latest decorative hedges,
water plants and street trees. The plants submitted for the Show Your
Colours Award 2016, which is organised by BIZZ Holland together with
Messe Essen, are prominently displayed at the entrance of Hall 12 and the
BIZZ Holland booth.

(Flora Holland: Hall 1, booth 1B10; BIZZ Holland: Hall 12, booth


There is strong participation again by Polish companies at the IPM ESSEN.
19 companies are exhibiting at the joint booth, which is organized by the
Polish Nursery Association and the Agencja Promocji Zieleni. Exhibitors
are displaying a large variety of plants – trees cultivated in fields or
grown in containers, bushes, perennials, vines and fruit plants of
different sizes. Poland’s transitional climate is ideal for the
production of hardy plants. Polish producers export their plants to
several European countries as well as many distant countries such as the
United States and Japan.

(Hall 9.0, booth 9A55 and 9B42)


The Spanish joint booth occupies over 1,100 square metres, where 34
member companies are exhibiting their products under the umbrella of the
FEPEX (Spanish Federation of Associations of Exporting Producers of
Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Plants). They come from the regions of
Valencia, Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia and the Canary Islands and
specialise in the production and export of ornamental plants. All
exhibitors use a system for ensuring the quality production of flowers
and ornamental plants – including PPQS (Plant Production Quality System).

(Hall 9, booth 9A17)

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Coconut Development Authority organised the joint booth.
Various products made of coconut fibre for the green industry can be
found here.

(Hall 8.0, booth 8B13)


The main role at the joint booth for Taiwan is played by plants, blooming
potted flowers, miniature orchids and fresh-cut flowers. Visitors can
also expect oncidium orchids, which are typical for the area and are one
of Taiwan’s greatest floral exports. The booth where member companies are
exhibiting their floral products is organised by the Taiwan Floriculture
Exports Association.

(Hall 1.0, booth 1B36)


The Ornamental Plant Growers Association SÜSBIR is participating in the
IPM ESSEN for the first time. It represents some 400 members and is the
only organisation with public institutional status, representing the
ornamental plant growers in Turkey. Ornamental plants and ornamental
plant growers will be presented at the fair.

(Hall 8, booth 8B45)


The Southern U. S. Trade Association (SUSTA) supports plants producers
from southern states participating in trade fairs. In 2016, the booth
will be fully occupied again with companies from Florida, California,
Puerto Rico, Louisiana and Tennessee.

(Hall 2, booth 2A31)

There are also additional joint exhibitions from Israel (Hall 2, booth
2B15), Portugal (Hall 9.0, booth 9B61), South Korea (Hall 3.0, booth
3E74) and Hungary (Hall 10, booth 10D10 and 10D11).