New Dates
25 Jan 2022 - 28 Jan 2022
Germany , Essen

General Information


Messe Essen GmbH

Event website



1 year


Past Editions

26 - 29 Jan IPM ESSEN 2021

28 - 31 Jan IPM ESSEN 2020

22 - 25 Jan IPM ESSEN 2019

23 - 26 Jan IPM ESSEN 2018

Organisers had to make the tough decision to cancel IPM ESSEN 2021 as a result of event restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, not all is lost, because the trade fair will exist as a digital platform. Digital content will be available for registrants from February 19th and onwards. 


IPM ESSEN presents the most innovative ideas and practices in horticulture with a laser focus on gardening tools and services. The international trade show exists in a position as a leader not just by always representing the entire value chain, but because it functions as an incredible procurement platform that’s been steadily growing since its launch in 1983.

IPM ESSEN (sometimes referred to as IPM Germany) has put down its roots all over Europe, which has then prompted the creation of satellite events in Moscow, Beijing, Dubai and Bangalore. Visitors are treated to a full lineup of products, which cover fruit cultivation techniques, lifting equipment, commercial vehicles, shop fittings, irrigation systems and a lot of plant species presented from seeds and bulbs to fully grown plants.


Because IPM ESSEN acts as a trend setter it always arrives first thin on the calendar year with the second half of January customarily being the time editions take place. The trade show happens on an annual basis at Messe Essen, which is also the official organiser for the event, and admission is strictly for trade visitors.

Over the course of four days in total, doors are open from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon. Zentralverband Gartenbau e.V. ZVG functions as an official partner and supporter of the event.

Messe Essen enjoys a central location in the city, which makes it easy to reach through service from the airport, a car or a taxi, or the city rail system that has a station right next door to the exhibition grounds.

What Are People Saying?

  • “We reached our target groups and had very good discussions with high acquisition potential for the 2019 financial year. We are also very pleased with the exhibition centre itself and its new and modernised halls. We are already looking forward to the next IPM ESSEN.” - KLAUS MAYER - Executive Manager, Mayer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim;
  • “IPM ESSEN is our most important event. The trade fair is becoming increasingly international. This is entirely in our interest, as Patzer is expanding its export business. In addition to visitors from neighbouring European countries, we also welcomed guests from Australia, New Zealand, South America and India.” - CHRISTIAN GÜNTHER - Sales Manager Export/Product Management, Gebr. Patzer GmbH & Co. KG, Sinntal
  • “The Belgian exhibitors praised the internationality and quality of the trade visitors. IPM ESSEN is the ideal platform to meet existing contacts as well as customers from more distant destinations. My countrymen are confident that client acquisition will expand their trade radius. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!” - KOEN VANSWIJGENHOVEN - Managing Director Germany, Flanderns Agrar-Marketing-Büro VLAM, Belgien

Audience & Statistics

The combination of full product folio and a high international profile places IPM ESSEN on the top of the list of industry events for you to exhibit at. Do you need more proof? How about we look at the numbers, which reveal well over 1500 international exhibitors showcasing to more than 53,000 trade visitors. That should be enough to entice you to exhibit.

Each year has a focus on a specific country, which means that each year there’s an influx of first-time exhibitors and buyers. IPM ESSEN predominantly targets garden centres, engineers, nurseries, retailers, florists, growers and other retail.


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