The international horticultureal industry meets at IPM ESSEN to present its innovations and novelties to the specialist public. The world's leading trade fair for horticulture is the platform for numerous awards ceremonies.

Novelties Show Show Your Colours Award International Grower of the Year Awards IPM Fair Trade Cup

Novelties show

		Leuchtende Pflanzen

The Novelties show in Hall 1A will focus on new and unknown breeds - since 2008, a permanent constituent of IPM ESSEN.

On the day before the opening of the fair, a knowledgeable jury will choose the best innovations from international plant breeders in the following categories, "Flowering and Green House Plants", "Spring-Flowering Plants", "Bedding and Balcony Plants", "Cut Flowers", "Perennial Plants", "Woody Plants" as well as "Tub Plants". All the innovations will be exhibited throughout the period of the fair.

Show Your Colours Award

		Show your colours

The Show Your Colours Award will be presented for the fifth time during the International Pfanzenmesse (IPM) 2020 in Essen (Germany). All IPM exhibitors with woody plants and perennials can submit plants or plant concepts for this award. The Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 is organised by Messe Essen, in cooperation with BIZZ Communications.

Show Your Colours 2020 is all about the added value of the plant, which is expressed in the story behind it, in other words storytelling. Both plants and plant concepts can be submitted.

A sole plant on the shelves sometimes does not suffice to tempt a consumer to buy. A garden plant can be very pretty by itself, but that is not always the case. With added value in the shape of a label, nice pot, well-thought-out concept, or simply by providing more information about the plant, a plant can generate additional attention. These days, companies make good use of this by giving their plant this 'something extra'. In order to motivate participants at the trade fair to put their products with something extra in the spotlight, the Show Your Colours Award IPM was introduced.

Participation in the Show Your Colours Award is free of charge. All exhibitors of IPM Essen with woody plants and perennials are requested to enter their plant and/or concept via the digital registration form . Registration closes on December 20th, 2019. The professional jury will nominate 10 plants from all those submitted.

The nominated plants, one specimen per entry, will be exhibited in Hall 8 during the trade fair. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite plant. On Thursday afternoon January 30th, 2020, the entries will be judged by the professional jury. Following this, the result will be announced in the BIZZ Holland stand, Hall 8, stand number A40 at 3.00 pm.

AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards

		Grower of the Year

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites the ornamental horticulture industry to join the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2020, where we recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamentals production nurseries from around the world. This is a unique opportunity for growers, traders, suppliers, retailers, business leaders and all those linked to the ornamentals industry to enjoy an evening of delightful dining, high-class entertainment and international networking.

The IGOTY 2020 Awards categories are:

  • FINISHED PLANTS AND TREES - Plants and trees ready for final sale.
  • YOUNG PLANTS - Cuttings, plugs, liners, seedlings, etc, sold for growing on.
  • CUT FLOWERS AND BULBS - Flowers and foliage cut for indoor decorative use and bulbs.
  • SUSTAINABILITY AWARD - Best practice and innovation in improving sustainability.
  • INSPIRING BUSINESS AWARD - Small businesses (less than ten employees) that demonstrate unique qualities and innovation.

Growers, horticultural businesses and industry peers can all get involved by either entering the competition, sponsoring the event or attending the gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Awards ceremony

Time: Tuesday, January 28th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Venue: Hall Essen, Congress Center East

Early Bird ticket offer and Corporate Hospitality packages available until 1st December 2019.

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IPM Tade Fair Cup

		Blumen in Vasen

At the end of the IPM ESSEN, the traditional award ceremony for the IPM Trade Fair Cup will take place again in the FDF World; the 2019 title is “Wild Thing".

On Friday, 25 January 2019, at 11 p.m., visitors will not only learn who won in the three division competitions “Gefäßpflanzung” (container planting), “Deko-Topfpflanze” (decorative potted plants) and “Strauß” (bouquets), but also who will take home the coveted IPM Trade Fair Cup.

In addition, the best trainees for each of the division competitions will also receive a trophy. The horticultural and floral pieces can be seen during the entire trade fair in Hall 1A.

Enabled to participate: apprentices, gardeners, florists, foremen, technicians, engineers as well as pupils of trade schools in the sectors floristry and horticulture.

Call for tenders (German)

Application (German)