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.

Innovation Showcase


Since 2008, the latest plant innovations have been exhibited and honoured in the Innovation Showcase at IPM ESSEN. All the plant exhibitors at IPM ESSEN will have the possibility of presenting their innovations in Hall 1A.

"Innovations" in the terms of the exhibition regulations will include new breeds and new wild and growth forms which have not been known until now and have not been exhibited at any other German fair. The exhibited plants will be assessed by a knowledgeable jury on the day before the opening. The most attractive plant in each category from the ranges of "Flowering and Green House Plants", "Spring-Flowering Plants", "Bedding and Balcony Plants", "Cut Flowers", "Bushes and Shrubs", "Woody Plants" as well as "Tub Plants" will be chosen as the "IPM Innovation 2019" and will be presented in Hall 1A on the opening day.

The IPM Innovation Showcase will be jointly staged by Zentralverband Gartenbau e. V. (ZVG - "Central Horticultural Association") and Messe Essen GmbH.

Show Your Colours Award

		Show your colours

At this year's IPM ESSEN, the Show Your Colours Award will be presented for the sixth time. The award is organised by Messe Essen in cooperation with BIZZ Communications.

Show Your Colours 2023 is about the added value of the plant expressed through the story behind the plant, i.e. storytelling. Both plants and plant concepts can be submitted. Often it is not enough to simply put a plant on the shelf to encourage the consumer to buy it. A garden plant alone may look beautiful, but that is not always the case. With added value in the form of a label, a beautiful pot, a clever concept or simply by giving information about the plant, it can attract more attention. Nowadays, companies are well prepared for this and give their plants that little bit extra. To encourage trade fair participants* to put their products in the right light with that certain something extra, the Show Your Colours Award IPM was created.


Participation in the Show Your Colours Award is free of charge. All exhibitors presenting woody plants and perennials at IPM Essen are invited to submit their plant and/or concept via the digital entry form . The deadline for entries is 15 December 2022. The expert jury will nominate 10 plants from all entries.

Evaluation by the jury:

The nominated plants (1 specimen per entry) will be presented during the fair in Hall 8. Visitors can vote for their favourite plant here. On Thursday, 26 January 2023, the entries will be judged by a panel of experts in the afternoon. Afterwards, the result will be announced at 15:00 at the BIZZ Holland stand (Hall 8, Stand A40).

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IPM Trade Fair Cup

		Blumen in Vasen

For further information and the invitation please visit the website of Fachverband Deutscher Floristen