IPM ESSEN

The world's leading trade fair for horticulture

The current key figures are FKM-certified.

Statistics

figures1/20161/20171/2018
FKM certification
Space (m²)
space (gross)105.00087.90082.100
space (net)46.79246.01945.683
domestic26.70321.56820.964
foreign20.08924.45124.719
Special show space4.5594.1174.410
domestic4.4314.0974.410
foreign128200
Exhibitor stand space42.23341.90241.273
hall space42.23341.90241.273
domestic22.27217.47116.554
foreign19.96124.43124.719
open air000
Exhibitor figures
Exhibitors1.5871.5661.562
domestic573545561
foreign1.0141.0211.001
Visitor figures
Visitors (number of admissions)41.84139.86841.008
domestic25.732*25.635*25.712*
foreign16.109*14.233*15.296*
* = determined by a representative survey
Exhibitors profile

Origin of exhibitors 2018 from 45 countries
Australia: 2; Austria: 18; Belgium: 70; Canada: 1; China, People's Republic: 14; Colombia: 1; Costa Rica: 7; Czechia: 3; Denmark: 82; Ecuador: 2; Estonia: 1; Ethiopia: 1; Finland: 3; France: 44; Germany: 561; Greece: 1; Guatemala: 1; Hungary: 10; India: 32; Ireland: 5; Israel: 9; Italy: 101; Japan: 6; Korea, Republic: 5; Latvia: 6; Lithuania: 4; Mexico: 1; Netherlands: 388; Norway: 1; Poland: 39; Portugal: 7; Romania: 2; Russia: 1; Serbia: 2; Slovakia: 1; Slovenia: 1; Spain: 53; Sri Lanka: 13; Sweden: 4; Switzerland: 7; Taiwan: 5; Turkey: 6; United Arab Emirates: 1; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 24; United States of America: 16

FKM Trade visitors profile 2018
Visitors total (number of entries)41.008Proportion of trade visitors96 %
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Origin according to federal states
Total Germany (%)62of which
Nielsen 120
  • Bremen1
  • Hamburg1
  • Lower Saxony17
  • Schleswig-Holstein1
Nielsen 242
  • North Rhine-Westphalia42
Nielsen 3a11
  • Hesse7
  • Rhineland-Palatinate3
  • Saarland1
Nielsen 3b10
  • Baden-Württemberg10
Nielsen 48
  • Bavaria8
Nielsen 5+64
  • Berlin2
  • Brandenburg1
  • Mecklenburg-West Pommerania0
  • Saxony-Anhalt1
Nielsen 73
  • Saxony1
  • Thuringia2
Economic sector
Economic sector (%)
  • Devorative plants, shrubs26
  • Nursery12
  • Horticulture and landscape gardening12
  • Fruit and vegetable growing3
  • Cemetry gardeners2
  • Garding shop, nursery3
  • Florist, specialist retailer8
  • Garden centre4
  • Florist wholesale trade2
  • Seed trade2
  • Other wholesale trade3
  • Public authority, municipal garden department1
  • Landscape designer2
  • Home improvement centre1
  • Mail order1
  • Other sectors10
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Professional position
Professional position (%)
  • Entrepreneur, co-owner, freelancer29
  • Managing director, board member, head of an authority etc.6
  • Area manager, works manager, plant manager, branch manager, head of public office7
  • Department head, group head, team leader9
  • Other salaried staff, civil servant, skilled worker17
  • Lecturer, teacher2
  • Trainee18
  • Other position3
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Area of responsibility
Area of responsibility (%)
  • Management26
  • Research/development/design6
  • Manufacturing, production, quality control16
  • Buying/procurement6
  • Finance/accounting, controlling1
  • Information and communication technology1
  • Personnel administration, administration1
  • Sales18
  • Marketing, advertising, PR2
  • Logistics: storage, material management, transport1
  • Maintenance/repairs3
  • Other area12
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Origin by km
Distance to home (%)
  • up to 50 km12
  • up to 100 km11
  • more than 100 km up to 300 km29
  • over 300 km48
Origin by continents
Foreign origin total (%)38of which
  • EU71
  • Other european countries10
  • North America3
  • Middle East3
  • South-, East-, Central Asia10
  • Australia2
  • Other countries2
Origin by countries
Countries with the highest visitor shares (%)
  • Netherlands24
  • Italy8
  • China, People's Republic4
  • France4
  • Poland4
Size of company/organization
Size of company/organization (%)
  • 1 - 422
  • 5 - 918
  • 10 - 4930
  • 50 - 19912
  • 200 - 4993
  • 500 - 9992
  • 1 000 and more5
  • Student8
  • Other not employed1
Purchasing/ Procurement powers
Influence on purchasing/procurement decisions (%)
  • decisively31
  • collectively23
  • in an advisory capacity/organization17
  • no21
  • Student8
  • Other not gainfully employed1
Frequency of trade fair visits
Frequency of trade fair visits (%)
  • Previous event33
  • Earlier events42
  • First visit36
Length of stay
Average length of stay (days)

1.40

Survey conducted by: Gelszus Messe- Marktforschung GmbH

Industry sectorAgriculture and Forestry, Landscape Gardening, Fisheries, Livestock Farming (industry 49)
Main product groupPotflowers, Green Plants, Hydroculture, Vegetables, Nursery Products, Cut Flowers, Grounds, Seeds, Flower-bulbs, Green Houses, Measuring Systems, Machinery, Plant Protection, Pottery, Irrigation Plants, Drainage, Refrigeration, Transport Equipment, Utility Vehicles, Trailers, Florists' Articles, Industrial Crafts, Applied Arts, Decorations, Greeting Cards, Dried Flowers, Basketwork Goods, Grave Arrangements, Shop Construction, Shop Fittings, Packaging Material, Special-Purpose Clothing, Protective Clothing, Tools, Services
Opening hourstrade visitors:
daily 09:00-18:00 h
Admission chargeday ticket EUR 33.00, 2-day ticket EUR 46.00, season ticket EUR 75.00
Hotel serviceFon: +49 201 8872-333
Fax: +49 201 8872-044touristikzentrale@essen.dehttp://www.visitessen.de
Exhibitor data baseon-line available / access via home page of the trade fair
Space rentalone open front from EUR 156.00/m²

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