IPM Essen

28. - 31. January 2025 | The world's leading trade fair for horticulture

The International Plant Fair, commonly known as IPM, in Essen is one of the world's leading horticultural trade fairs, held annually in January. Since its inception in 1983, IPM has evolved into a central meeting point for experts and enthusiasts in the horticulture industry. The fair is organized by Messe Essen GmbH, a renowned player in the trade fair sector..

IPM Essen is distinguished by its comprehensive representation of the entire horticultural value chain. It covers all aspects, from plant breeding and floristry to technical solutions and equipment. A particular highlight is the presentation of a complete variety of flowers and plants, showcased by exhibitors from around the world.

A unique feature of IPM Essen is the floristry highlights and the introduction of the latest technical trends in the industry. The fair also offers extensive information and services for horticulture, including equipment and technology. In the fringe program of IPM, top florists present innovative design and staging ideas, while nurseries and gardeners showcase their latest breeds.

The fair provides a platform for young companies to present themselves and find market access. In the horticulture forum, current economic situations and market opportunities are discussed with renowned experts. Another important aspect of IPM Essen is the Education Day, where students are informed about training professions in the industry. There is also a job fair for qualified personnel in the international horticulture sector.

IPM Essen takes place at Messe Essen, a modern and well-equipped venue, offering ideal conditions for this extensive trade fair. With its diverse offerings and significance as an international meeting point, IPM Essen has established itself as an indispensable event for professionals in the horticulture industry.

The IPM will take place on 4 days from Tuesday, 28. January to Friday, 31. January 2025 in Essen.

In 196 days
28.01.2025 - 31.01.2025*
Tuesday - Friday, 4 days
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Local time:
17:25 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Messe Essen GmbH
45131 Essen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)201 72440
Fax: +49 (0)201 7244248
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Past editions:
  • 23. - 26. January 2024
  • 24. - 27. January 2023
  • 28. - 31. January 2020
  • 22. - 25. January 2019
  • 23. - 26. January 2018
  • 24. - 27. January 2017
  • 26. - 29. January 2016
    • 1588 exhibitors from 49 countries
    • 57200 visitors
  • 27. - 30. January 2015
    • 1604 exhibitors from 49 countries
    • 56500 visitors
  • 28. - 31. January 2014
    • 1554 exhibitors from 45 countries
    • 57000 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: baskets, bonsai, bulbs, bushes, candles, commercial vehicles, control equipment, cooling equipment, crafts, cut flowers, decorating supplies, drainage systems, dry flowers, embossing machines, florist supplies, flower pots, fruit cultivation techniques, gardening equipment, gardening equipment, grave jewelry, greenhouses, greeting cards, handmade ceramics, heating systems, hydroponics, instrumentation, irrigation systems, landscaping equipment, lifting equipment, nursery plants, palm trees, peats, plant protection, planters, planters, plants, pots, potted plants, seeds, shop fitting, shrubs, silk flowers, soils, substrates, sympathy cards, technology for nurseries, trailers, transport equipment, vegetable cultivation technology, vegetables, young plants, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the IPM taking place?
The IPM fair takes place in Essen, at the Messe Essen.

When is the IPM taking place?
Visit the IPM from 28. - 31. January 2025.

How often does the IPM take place?
The IPM takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the IPM?
The IPM is an exhibition for Plants, Landscaping and Shopfitting.