ESSEN, Germany: From Plants via Technology right up to Floristry and Garden Features – IPM ESSEN swill show the entire value added chain in horticulture. At no other plant fair does the trade public find such a comprehensive overview of the market and diverse new products and services. From January 24 to 27, 2017, around 1,600 exhibitors from the entire world will once more present their innovations to a top-class trade public at Messe Essen.
In this respect, a large number of services and a lot of information relating to all aspects of the 35th world’s leading fair for horticulture will facilitate your visit to the fair.
Before and during the fair, the trade visitors will be able to rely on a tested infrastructure and profit from new features on the occasion of next year’s event:
Because of the comprehensive modernisation of the fair site in Essen, Hall 9 and the upper-storey halls will be dispensed with on the occasion of IPM ESSEN 2017. The temporary Halls 13 and 14 as well as the Grugahalle directly connected to the East Fair Building will be available as replacements. This will result in new, clearly structured hall allocation for the Plants, Technology and Floristry exhibition areas.
The temporary Halls 13 and 14 as well as the Grugahalle will be occupied by the Italian plant exhibitors who could previously be found in the whole of Hall 6.
In 2017, the Floristry exhibitors from Hall 7 and the upper-storey halls will move into the former Italy hall (Hall 6) – directly connected to Hall 4. This will lead to a large, interconnected Floristry area at the heart of the fair site.
The eastern part of Hall 7 will be assigned to the Plants area. In 2017, it will be possible to find here exhibitors from Hall 9, including the Spanish, Portuguese and Polish joint booths. The western half will be occupied by Technology exhibitors as an extension to the Galeria and Hall 3.
At IPM ESSEN 2017, it will be possible to find plants, particularly flowering pot plants, flower bulbs and cut flowers, in the Galeria in addition. The exhibitors will also include the French joint booth which has presented itself in Hall 2 until now.
From the east, you will be able to enter the fair directly through the temporary foyer on Hall 14. All the visitors walking into the fair from the east will be guided through Halls 13 and 14 when entering and leaving IPM ESSEN. From there, the direct connection to the other fair halls, as accustomed via Hall 12, will also be guaranteed by clear path guidance. In addition, the South entrances at Halls 1 and 1A as well as the West entrance at Hall 3 will be open as accustomed.
Purchasing an admission ticket in the online shop in advance as a print-at-home ticket will save time on the way into the fair halls. In the online shop, payments can be made by credit card (Visa, American Express and MasterCard), giropay or immediate transfer. Furthermore, the ticket office will be available to visitors.
One-day ticket for adults: Euro 23 Two-day ticket: Euro 34 Four-day ticket: Euro 59 Groups of 20+ people: Euro 13 per person Trainees/schoolchildren/students: Euro 13
Free-of-Charge App as Support for Your Visit to the Fair
With a large number of functions, the free-of-charge app for IPM ESSEN 2017 will facilitate your visit to the fair. The app includes thorough directories of exhibitors and products as well as the representation of all the occupied halls and all the locations of the exhibitors. A personal visit planner can be compiled by selecting your favourites. The display of the exhibitor positions will serve to improve your orientation at the fair. The fair app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the iTunes Store.
Messe Essen will offer all the visitors free WLAN access in the fair halls. Exhibitors will find their access codes on the exhibitor passes. For visitors, hotspots in selected areas, e.g. the foyers and the congress centres, will also be available free of charge after registration.
The city of Essen offers a wide diversity of overnight accommodation possibilities. The Atlantic Congress Hotel directly adjacent to the fair site will permit short paths. Furthermore, the Tourist Information Centre of the City of Essen will help you with advice in relation to the planning of your stay and will deal with any inquiries about offers and reservations.
On behalf of Messe Essen, the external service provider “Intercultural Consulting” will support any visitors applying for visas. After receiving the order, Intercultural Consulting will assume responsibility for the processing of the invitation formalities.
Online form as well as further information at www.ipm-essen.de