Visitor registration now open for China’s Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai
by Ron van der Ploeg

SHANGHAI, China: Visitor registration for Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai is now live. The event is due to take place from April 20-22, 2019 at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre.

Endorsed by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and the Bureau of State Forestry and organised by Shanghai Intex Exhibition and the country’s sole industry body for ornamental horticulture, the China Flower Association, the Hortiflorexpo IPM trade show is the fundamental point of reference for the Chinese market as well as Asia’s leading business platform in ornamental horticulture.

Held in odd-numbered years in Shanghai and even years in Beijing, Hortiflorexpo IPM has been is powered by IPM Essen since 2012. Last year, the Beijing show attracted 35,196 trade visitors from 46 countries and 796 exhibitors from home and abroad, showcasing their latest products and services on a 40,000m² exhibit space.

Now in its 21th year, the 2019 Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai is expected to welcome nearly 900 exhibitors from 30 countries. Visitors will be treated to a much expanded exhibition (50,000m²) and conference and workshop programme, very closely focused on key issues affecting the ornamental horticulture and gardening industry.

With Hortiflorexpo Shanghai around the corner, anticipation is running high for China’s premier horticultural trade exhibition as demand for lifestyle horticulture products continues to be strong. Now that sustainable development has become one of the top policy issues of the country’s leaders, China invests a lot in the creation of sustainable urban green spaces and afforestation projects.

“China is and will remain a market with growth chances for the future. With the China Flower Association, we have a competent partner at our side. Not least, this is also the reason why Hortiflorexpo IPM has once again grown even further and is registering an even stronger international demand,” said Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen GmbH.

Hortiflorexpo IPM continues to grow in size each year. Bookings for the 21st Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai are flying in with visitor registration now open http://reg.hfexpo.org/en.