Organizers Cancel IPM Essen ’21
The IPM Essen trade show, which was planned for Jan. 26-29, 2021, has been canceled.
Against the background of the increasingly dynamic situation and worldwide travel restrictions, there is currently a great deal of uncertainty in view of the recent occurrence of infections in important markets such as the Benelux countries or France.
The next IPM Essen will take place at Messe Essen from Jan. 25 to 28, 2022.
As one of the leading international trade fairs for horticulture, IPM Essen is the trend-setting showcase for plant trends and product innovations at the beginning of the season every year.
“The anticipation of the IPM Essen was great, especially after the past months of full renunciation by all those involved, the more difficult it was for us to decide to cancel the fair,” explains Oliver P. Kuhrt, managing director of Messe Essen. “However, it is our responsibility to enable our exhibitors to plan their participation in the fair seriously. Against the background that many of our customers come from abroad and are increasingly insecure due to the difficult travel conditions, however, this is not possible at present. We have therefore decided to cancel before the hot phase of stand planning begins”.
“The green industry agrees that it urgently needs IPM Essen in order to be able to experience plant innovations up close again. But the level-headed assessment of the current situation also shows how uncertain exhibitors and visitors are about the dynamic development of the coronavirus pandemic,” adds Eva KählerTheuerkauf, president of the North Rhine-Westphalia Horticultural Association and Chairwoman of the Advisory Board. “The cancellation of IPM ESSEN is therefore very sad, but for the international exhibitors it is a responsible signal at the right time.
For more information, please visit www.ipm-essen.de.