IPM ESSEN postponed to 2023
Alex Muchnik

IPM ESSEN postponed to 2023

The IPM Summer Edition will be held June 13-14, 2022, as an additional two-day exhibition and networking event prior to IPM ESSEN 2023.


German exhibitioner Messe Essen announced on Dec. 8 that IPM ESSEN, previously scheduled for Jan. 25-28, 2022, cannot take place due to the ongoing pandemic. In close consultation with the partner associations, Messe Essen also shared that exhibitors who were scheduled to participate may transfer their registration to IPM ESSEN 2023. The event has been rescheduled from Jan. 24-27, 2023. In addition, a two-day IPM Summer Edition will be held June 13-14, 2022, which will offer a mix of performance exhibition and network meeting.

“While we have been working flat out for IPM ESSEN 2022, the situation of the corona pandemic has deteriorated significantly in terms of planning and implementation in recent days. Despite all the anticipation for the most important platform in the green industry, there is now great uncertainty among exhibitors and visitors. We are therefore giving all previously registered companies the opportunity to carry over their registration to the 2023 edition,” says Oliver P. Kuhrt, managing director of Messe Essen.

In order to meet the urgent need for a communication platform in the next year, the IPM Summer Edition June 13-14, 2022, gives the green industry the opportunity to exchange ideas. The summer meeting will offer a showroom that presents innovative products both on site and online.

“The IPM Summer Edition will be held as a two-day exhibition with a network character. We want to give market participants the opportunity to meet and present new products. Experience has shown that the pandemic situation eases in summer, so that this format can in all likelihood be implemented. The IPM Summer Edition is not to be understood as a replacement for the IPM ESSEN. The industry needs its usual appointment at the beginning of the year,” says Sabina Großkreuz, head of marketing at Messe Essen.

Long-standing IPM exhibitor Sebastian Heinje is also in favor of the two-day IPM Summer Edition: “Messe Essen made the right decision to postpone IPM ESSEN 2022 by one year. In addition, the IPM Summer Edition will also offer the industry a platform in 2022 to present its products and innovations. The date in the summer has been perfectly chosen — we at Diderk Heinje Pflanzenhandel will definitely be there.”

For more information, visit https://www.messe-essen.de/essen-fairground/