Internationales Gartenbauforum

International Horticulture Forum

Belgium will also be the partner country of the International Horticulture Forum. In cooperation with the Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry (INDEGA) and the Eugen Ulmer Publishing House, experts will provide information about the chances and challenges of horticulture.

In 2019, Belgium will take up the subject of "Sustainability in the Horticulture of the Future". The speakers will include high-ranking experts from the "Ornamental Plant Cultivation Technopool" which the two Belgian research institutes, the "Proefcentrum voor Sierteelt" (PCS - Ornamental Plant Research) and the "Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en Voedingsonderzoek" (ILVO - Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), founded together with the Ghent University and the University College Ghent.

The International Horticultural Forum will be staged as an open podium discussion during which the listeners will, after brief statements made by the speakers, be able to ask questions and play their own part.


  • Innovative Belgian ornamental horticulture driven by the technology pool for ornamental plants, Pascal Braekman (Flanders Government)
  • Integrated Pest Management, Joachim Moens (HOGent)
  • Nutrient Management, Els Pauwels (PCS)
  • Steering growth processes, Annelies Christiaens (PCS)
  • Plant breeding and in vitro, Johan Van Huylenbroek (ILVO)

Venue: IPM ESSEN 2019, Congress Centre West, Hall Berlin

Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019
2.00 p.m. to approx. 4.00 p.m. - admission from 1.45 p.m.

Languages: English

We are looking forward to your participation!

Please register via mail to ipm@messe-essen.de .