Novelties show

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.

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INDEGA IPM Innovation Award

The international INDEGA IPM Innovation Award 2018 will be given to a product or system, which represents an important innovation in horticulture and which is showcased for the first time in Germany at IPM ESSEN 2018.

All exhibitors are entitled to participate if they present horticultural product ranges being displayed as below. The application deadline is January 11, 2018.

		INDEGA IPM Innovation Award 2017

All exhibitors at IPM ESSEN 2018 are entitled to participate if they present horticultural product ranges being displayed as followed:

  • Greenhouses and technical equipment for greenhouses
  • Technical equipment for heating, irrigation, fertilization and plant protection
  • Store construction and equipment
  • Machines and tools for horticultural production
  • Technical equipment and requisites
  • Fertilizer, peat substrates, growing media

International Grower of the Year Awards

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites the ornamentals horticulture industry to join the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018, where we recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the world. This is a unique opportunity for growers, traders, suppliers, retailers, business leaders and all those linked to the ornamental industry to benefit from international networking across the ornamentals horticulture industry. With two new categories this year there are now even more ways to be a winner.

The 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.
  • NEW - SUSTAINABILITY AWARD - Best practice and innovation in improving sustainability.
  • NEW - 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.

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Awards ceremony

Time: Tuesday 23 January 2018, 6 p.m.

Venue: Hall Essen, Congress Center East

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