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IPM ESSEN 2018 Lures Visitors with Attractive Supporting Programme

Future Congress on Horticulture and Landscaping Takes Place at Messe Essen for the Second Time
With its fully comprehensive range of products on offer along the entire value added chain in horticulture, IPM ESSEN will draw trade visitors from all continents into the Ruhr metropolis. Around 1,600 exhibitors will show their innovations. Moreover, the world’s leading fair will score points with an attractive supporting programme. These will be the highlights:

On Tuesday, January 23, no fewer than two first-rate evening events will be on the agenda: The Central Horticultural Association (ZVG) will invite visitors to the German Flowers Night. Here, importers will encounter exporters in order to bring German horticultural products together with the European market. In the same evening, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will present the International Grower of the Year Awards. Ornamental plant breeders from throughout the world will compete against each other in the contest for the coveted golden rose.

Sporty: Future Congress Entitled Horticulture and Landscaping Outlooks

For the second time, Messe Essen will be the venue for the future congress entitled “Horticulture and Landscaping Outlooks”. The North Rhine-Westphalia Association for Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Field Construction will invite visitors to this event on January 24 under the title of “Health as a Success Factor”. Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse, sports scientist and health expert, will be a top-class speaker.

Information Event for Local Authorities

Under the title of “Biological Diversity in the Private and Public Green Areas of Local Authorities”, IPM ESSEN 2018 will once more offer a first-rate information event for nursery gardeners, landscape gardeners and decision takers from local authorities in cooperation with the Federation of German Nurseries (BdB) and THE GREEN CITY foundation. The event with three short lectures and a discussion will take place in the Berlin Hall in the West Congress Centre from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon on the Wednesday of the fair (January 24, 2018).

“I LOVE GREEN – Training Day”

Together with Messe Essen, the “green associations” will continue their activities in the canvassing of young people for the occupations at IPM ESSEN in 2018, too. On Wednesday, January 24, “I LOVE GREEN – Training Day” will again be the motto in the South Congress Centre from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. In the Deutschland Hall, pupils from Classes 8, 9 and 10 at mainstream schools will be provided with extensive information about the gardener and florist occupations.

Time for Networking: European Nursery Reception

The European Nurserystock Association (ENA) and the Federation of German Nurseries (BdB) will invite visitors to the European Nursery Reception on the BdB booth in Hall 11 at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Nursery gardeners from all over the world will be given the possibilities of networking and exchanging ideas amongst colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

International Horticulture Forum with Denmark as the Partner Country

In 2018, the International Horticulture Forum will deal with the chances and challenges in Danish horticulture. A series of lectures with high-ranking speakers from Denmark and Germany will be offered in cooperation with the Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry (INDEGA) and the Ulmer Publishing House. It will all start in the Berlin Hall in the West Congress Centre at 2.00 p.m. on January 25.

A Look at Topical Trend Subjects: Lectures in the Speakers’ Corner

The Speakers’ Corner organised by hortivation in Hall 13 will be the central information and communication platform in the middle of the happenings at the fair. Here, decision takers from the green retail trade will learn how topical trends can be used for promoting the sales of green products. Exhibiting companies and external experts will illustrate innovative sales concepts in keynote lectures, best-practice examples and workshops taking place several times every day. The Thursday of the fair (January 25) will be totally characterised by the subject of fruit and vegetables.

Green Careers Wall

At IPM ESSEN, anybody looking for a new job or new employees will be supported with the “Green Careers” job exchange. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to place job requests and offers on a wall in the foyer of the Grugahalle free of charge.

Perspectives for Young Managers

In the “Occupation + Future” forum, experts will introduce occupational fields and qualification possibilities in horticulture in short lectures. Furthermore, the forum will promote contacts between qualified jobseekers and companies. In particular, it will address graduates from green vocational colleges and universities as well as young qualified people from horticulture. The event will take place in Room A in the East Congress Centre from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Teaching Show Places Its Faith in the Future Subject of Digitalisation

On all the days of IPM ESSEN, the teaching show on the booth of the Horticultural Info Centre in Hall 1A will display innovative and pioneering developments for the advancing digitalisation of horticulture from the fields of monitoring, autonomous machine technology, training and business management. From the trainee to the operations manager, the various projects will invite everybody who would like to obtain information about the digital world of the modern gardener on an interactive playing field.

Live Floristry par excellence

In the FDF World in Hall 1A, the Trade Association of German Florists – Federal Association (FDF) will present varied live shows with floral designers from throughout the world every day. The highlights will include the World Cup Shows. Alex Choi from Korea, the reigning World Champion of Florists, and Stein Are Hansen from Norway, the World Champion of Florists in 2010, will appear together in a first-rate floristry show on the Wednesday and the Thursday.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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