IPM is the most beautiful trade fair in the world. Johannes B. Kerner, Landgard Award, new webshop solutions, picture database and new concepts at Landgard: For us, IPM has given the starting signal for Cooperative Marketing 4.0. After we had already had a very positive mood at the Landgard Spring Ordering Days, we can say with complete conviction after the successful days at the trade fair: We are looking into the new year optimistically and, together with our producer businesses and customers, are looking forward to the 2017 season.
Armin Rehberg, Chairman of the Board, Landgard eG
Bizz Communications is uniting the Dutch nurseries at IPM ESSEN. 60 companies have participated this year. That shows how important the trade fair is - not least because of its international character. IPM ESSEN makes it possible to look beyond the European borders, to meet new customers and to maintain existing trade relations. This year, we had a lot of activities on our booth because the Kingdom of the Netherlands was IPM's partner country. Furthermore, we have once again successfully organised the Show Your Colours Award.
Helma van der Louw, Bizz Communications
We are an absolute newcomer at IPM ESSEN. Apparently, we have struck the right chord with our Spargeligx, the asparagus to cultivate yourself. We have encountered an overwhelming demand. From the big DIY store chains right down to the smaller traders: All of them want to see the asparagus in their centres. IPM definitely does justice to its internationality. For example, customers from Israel and England were on our booth and we were able to establish good contacts with them. We have also reached the visitors who we wanted to reach. In the post-fair business, we are expecting more than twice as many orders as we have already been able to conclude here in situ.
Dipl.‑Ing. Christian Bornstein, Managing Director, ai-Solution
Our machines are in use on almost all continents. We are only missing Africa now. Particularly the second day of the trade fair was very strong for us. We had interested people from Chile and Pakistan and a lot of Eastern Europeans on our booth. South Africans were also interested in our machines. Next year, we definitely want to come again.
Martien van den Oever, Shop Foreman, Dutchman Industries Inc.
For Lechuza, this year's trade fair should be rated as absolutely positive, with regard not only to the customer frequency on the booth but also to the great interest of the trade visitors and the quality of the national and international contacts which we were able to establish on the distribution side.
Katja Schulte, Overall Management, Lechuza
For us, IPM ESSEN is the start into the spring. The mood was outstanding. We were able not only to hold good discussions with customers from Germany, France, England and Scandinavia but also to write a lot of orders. Conclusion: an all-round successful trade fair.
Sebastian Heinje, Management Board, Diderk Heinje Pflanzenhandelsges. mbH & Co. KG
At IPM ESSEN, we meet a lot of international customers from Poland, Russia and France. It is the suitable meeting place in order to look back on the Christmas tree season and plan the coming year. As a plant producer, we are not only an exhibitor but also a visitor. Here, we can find the available range relevant to us, e.g. soils.
Christian Mütherich, Managing Director, Mütherich Nadelholzkulturen
Our appearance at the trade has gone perfectly. The number of customers was high and we have greeted a lot of new customers on our booth. We were busy throughout and that is always a good sign. This year, there was a particularly strong demand for coloured pots. The public at the trade fair was very international and well-informed. This has had positive effects on the sales discussions. IPM ESSEN is a very important platform for us. Therefore, we will definitely be involved again in the coming year.
Dhr. Jos Beverborg, Commercieel Manager, IPP Holland
We are very satisfied with IPM ESSEN 2017. The visitor frequency and the quality of the discussions were okay. Our highlight at the trade fair was the high container called 'Vimmerby' with which we are reacting to the Scandinavian trend. Our outdoor POS concept has also gone down well. For us, IPM ESSEN is seeded as an international platform in the sector. We will be an exhibitor once again in 2018.
Björn Hansen, Managing Director, Soendgen Keramik
IPM 2017 was once again a total success for Syngenta FloriPro Services. A very good trade fair at which we had the possibilities of contacting our customers in a pleasant atmosphere and introducing our products and solutions.
Anika Wendorf, Event and Media Coordinator, Sygenta FloriPro Services
The mood at IPM ESSEN was very good and we are very satisfied with how the trade fair has gone. This year, we enlarged our booth. The inflow was extremely good and continuous. We have managed to place with the visitors in an outstanding way our new consumer campaign which we have introduced to the sector here for the first time.
Richard Petri, Marketing Manager, Selecta One
IPM ESSEN 2017 had sensible innovations. Hall 3 is being transformed and is raising its internationality - particularly in the exhibitor field. The new hall allocation should also be rated as positive: Thanks to the connection through the Galeria, Halls 3 and 7 are now being perceived as a coherent Technology area. Another important step is the focus on fruit and vegetables as a multifaceted main subject - a weighting which should be pursued and strengthened in the long term. This year's presentation of the INDEGA Innovation Award is also reflecting the high internationality of the sector and we are pleased that a Dutch cooperation venture consisting of four firms has won the award. It is in INDEGA's interest to support innovative work - beyond borders. In the role as an exhibitor, we from LOCK are satisfied, too. Thanks to our new product called 'EZD 52', we were able to enter into intensive dialogues with potential customers and to hold concrete sales discussions.
Frank F. Lock, President, Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry (INDEGA) & Managing Director, Lock Antriebstechnik GmbH
For us, IPM ESSEN is the most important trade fair in the world. It is the world's leading trade fair for horticulture. Therefore, we are focusing our activities and costs on this trade fair in January. There, I am speaking for other exhibitors, too. Without any hesitation, we will also participate in the next few years. The overall organisation is excellent. Thank you IPM ESSEN!
Aidan Campion, Business Development Manager Global, Bord na Móna Horticulture
IPM ESSEN always goes as well for us as it goes for our members and we have received positive feedback from them. As in the previous years, in the middle of the Nursery Hall 11, we were not only a contact for our BdB members and colleagues from the neighbouring European countries but have also offered them a platform in order to become networked with each other. We have spoken with many companies interested in federation membership and also with a lot of young people in training. We were approached by people responsible at the local authorities. All of them focused on: the subject of green spaces in cities. The particular initiative with which we are bringing our trees out of the specialist world of IPM and into the public is also appropriate for this: The City of Essen can be pleased about 53 new trees. Together with the Ehren, Ley and Reincke nurseries, we from the Federation of German Nurseries have presented this gift to the European Green Capital 2017: And as a 'Tree Parade', every Essener will be able to admire them in the city centre next week. Thanks to the landscape architect Andreas Kipar for the fantastic idea and to Simone Raskob, Head of Essen's Environmental Department, who is assuming responsibility for the further care of the trees.
Helmut Selders, President, Federation of German Nurseries (BdB)