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

Registration IPM novelties showcase 2020

In the "IPM-Neuheitenschaufenster" exhibitors can present their new plants. The Neuheitenschaufenster 2020 is located in Hall 1A. Prior registration is obligatory.

"Novelties" in the sense of this award are new breeds and new, previously unknown wild and growth forms (Cites certificate).

Only the plants exhibited in the novelty showcase window will be awarded. The awards bear the title "Plant Novelty of IPM 2020" and are awarded in the following categories:

  • Cut flowers
  • Green houseplants
  • Flowering houseplants
  • Groves
  • Spring flowering bedding and balcony plants, which have a considerable frost tolerance and are used long before the ice saints (e.g. primroses, violas, bellis, myosotis) or spring flowering shrubs
  • Summer-flowering bedding and balcony plants
  • Herbaceous perennials
  • Tub plants

The IPM plant novelty award is presented once per category.

A jury consisting of experienced horticultural experts is appointed for the evaluation. IPM exhibitors cannot be members of the jury.
Criteria and basis for the evaluation are:

  • Improvement and originality compared to the traditional assortment
  • Marketability
  • The exhibitor information on the novelty
  • Quality of the exhibited products

For further information please visit the website of Zentralverabdn Gartenbau e.V.

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.

Unfortunately, participation for 2020 is no longer possible. The registration deadline has already expired on December 20th, 2019.

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

Buy your tickets until January 17th, 2020 here .

IPM Tade Fair Cup

		Blumen in Vasen

IPM Messecup 2020

Effective staging, exciting creations and lots of creative fun - the IPM Messe Cup is always worth participating in. No matter whether florist or gardener, trainee or master - every competitor gets the chance to present himself, his skills and his workpieces at IPM Essen in the categories "bouquet", "green hero in a pot" and "pot planting".

The theme of the tripartite competition is "So leb' ich - Grüner wird's nicht" ("I live this way - it doesn't get greener"). The wake-up calls of the young generation to climate and environmental protection cannot be ignored. Let your imagination run free and show us, in a personal "statement", your love for the diverse and blooming nature. The IPM Messe-Cup focuses on the range of floristic and horticultural services - paired with a large portion of creativity. In each category, the work pieces that best implement the theme with free design will be awarded prizes. The competition is particularly worthwhile for the next generation of designers. This is because the jury also honours the best trainees in each category. In addition, the combination winner receives the coveted IPM Messe Cup.

For further information please visit the website of Fachverband Deutscher Floristen