We are always amazed at how IPM ESSEN improves from year to year and how the degree of professionalism continues to increase. 2018 has been the highlight so far - a great trade fair! The number and quality of the visitors at our stand was great and we were able to hold many promising discussions. We were particularly pleased that one of our interspecific hydrangeas became the talk of the fair. This underlines the importance of trade fairs for us. We will be taking part again next year. It's the only way there is.
Garry Grüber, Managing Partner, Cultivaris
As always, IPM ESSEN was very successful for us. Once again this year we have welcomed many international visitors to our stand – and our feeling is that the level of internationality has increased significantly once again. The fair appeals to a broad target group from all over the world. The Wednesday proved to be particularly strong this year. A great idea has been added with hortivation, which among other things is an ideal addition to Hall 1A. Our conclusion: there is no need to worry at IPM ESSEN.
Sonja Dümmen, Marketing Manager, Dümmen Orange
We were able to record a high number of visitors to our stand and had the impression that the trade fair was even more international than in previous years. The topic of water is still very much in demand and therefore there was strong interest in our fountains, especially those with classic motifs. IPM ESSEN is very important to us because this is where we meet new landscapers and florists.
Armin Hohlt, Managing Director of asiastyle
Three reasons are important to us when it comes to exhibiting at IPM ESSEN: here we can observe markets and trends, do business and show our presence. Nine firms from Costa Rica have exhibited together this year. There was great interest in our ornamental plants. We were particularly pleased that we were able to establish contacts in new markets such as Poland, Lebanon, Egypt and other Arab states.
Alexander Román, Director & Trade Commissioner North Europe, Procomer
IPM ESSEN is an important platform for us to present ourselves and our solutions for the industry. Here we are reaching new and existing customers - we are particularly pleased about the large number of garden centres and DIY stores that have become aware of our products and services here. There has been strong demand for our wax amaryllis, organically grown herbs and miniature plants. Due to the high level of interest, we expect to do good business after the fair.
Ronald Lamers, Managing Director of SierteeltSales
We are very satisfied with our positioning in the new Hall 9. The atmosphere at this IPM ESSEN has been extremely positive. The industry had a good last year and now all visitors want to continue in the same promising manner. Together with us, the trade visitors planned the next season and made advance arrangements for their Christmas trees. We had guests from all over the world at our stand: from China to Canada to Ireland.
IPM ESSEN 2018 is a very busy trade fair with a good atmosphere in the halls. There's a high level of intensity - and a lot going on! We welcomed many visitors to our stand and held some good discussions. One particularly striking aspect is the high level of internationality. We are pleased to see that the 'plant' product is being increasingly understood as a garden design object. We are very satisfied.
Our company has been taking part in IPM ESSEN for more than 20 years and we are very satisfied every year. The number of visitors to our stand increased again this year. For us, IPM ESSEN is the most important trade fair in the calendar because all of our customers come together here. As a result, we were once again able to hold many fruitful discussions at our stand. We'll be back next year!