IPM DUBAI News – January 2017

2017 dates are fixed

The most important horticultural trade show in the Gulf region, IPM DUBAI will continue its success from December 5 to 7, 2017 at DUBAI World Trade Centre.

Meet the IPM DUBAI team on the IPM Worldwide booth at IPM ESSEN in Germany

Really close to the exhibitors: The IPM DUBAI team will present itself at the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture IPM ESSEN, taking place from January 24 – 27, 2017 in Essen, Germany.

Meet the IPM DUBAI team on the IPM Worldwide booth (Hall 6, Booth 6C40)! Discuss with fair experts about your participation in the IPM DUBAI. We look forward to seeing you in Essen!

The Registration is open now! Register early to receive the special rate!

We are glad to offer you a special rate for your registration before January 27, 2017. Register Now!

IPM Dubai News - October 2016

Free horticultural tour for exhibitors and visitors

On 12th of November 2016 we invite you - international exhibitors and visitors of IPM DUBAI- to take part in the half-day sight-seeing tour.
This time we visit AL BARARI - Dubai, which is surrounded by greenery, beautiful themed gardens and naturally landscaped lakes, and have an exclusive insight.

We welcome you to join us and having an interesting insight into the East´s horticultural Industry!

Looking forward to your registration till 21st of October 2016.
Register here!

IPM Dubai News - April 2016

In less than seven months IPM DUBAI will take place again in the Dubai World Trade Center from 13 to 15 November 2016. Be there when the most important horticultural fair in the United Arab Emirates opens for the eleventh time.


We are very proud to announce that His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, agreed to extend his patronage for 2016.

High Demand

In the last few years, Dubai Municipality has extended its efforts to a variety of new park projects. Planting has already begun at the integrated theme park in preparation for its opening in October 2016. The Dh 10.5 billion project is spread across 25 million square feet of land and contains motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, Riverland Dubai and Lapita Hotel. Dubai Parks and Resorts has already acquired 15,860 trees, 6,100 palms and over 1.4 million shrubs and groundcovers locally and from overseas, such as Spain, Italy, Thailand, India and China.  An onside nursery has also been established which has a capacity to house over 15,000 trees and palms and more than 900,000 shrubs and groundcovers. It also has four greenhouses with a capacity of more than 100,000 pots each.

Apart from that Dubai Municipality is undertaking exhaustive efforts to set the city to bloom with more than 27 million seedlings, which were planted around buildings and junctions as well as over 750,000 seedlings for patching works.

Be there in 2016!

Around 3,505 trade visitors from 47 countries attended the IPM DUBAI 2015. This is an increase of 6 per cent compared to the previous year.

For IPM DUBAI 2016 exhibitor registrations have already been received from companies in China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Korea, Turkey and Costa Rica, which is participating for the first time. Secure your own stand space at the most important horticultural fair in the United Arab Emirates! Please note: IPM ESSEN exhibitors do not pay any registration fees. For full details of the fees payable and application forms, please see

We are here for you!

In case of any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are glad to assist you!

Meet us personally when IPM DUBAI will be present with a stand (W1A62) at Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing from 11 to 13 May in China. Make us of this opportunity to discuss with us personally your presentation at IPM DUBAI 2016!

IPM Dubai News - March 2016

Exhibitor registrations have already been received from companies in China, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Korea, Turkey and Costa Rica, which is participating for the first time. Secure your own stand space at the most important horticultural fair in the United Arab Emirates!

Please note: IPM ESSEN exhibitors do not pay any registration fees. The following rates per square metre of floor space have been set for IPM DUBAI 2016:

Space Rental: 295.00 € /m2 (Minimum space: 9 m²)

Turnkey stand package: 99.00 € /m²

Registration Fee per company (except exhibitors of IPM ESSEN): 350.00 €

Co-exhibitor charge: 350.00 €

REGISTER NOW for the eleventh edition of IPM DUBAI!

In less than five months IPM DUBAI will take place again in the Dubai World Trade Center from 13 to 15 November 2016. Be there when the most important horticultural fair in the United Arab Emirates opens for the eleventh time.

Exhibitor registrations have already been received from companies in Middle East, China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Costa Rica, which is participating for the first time. Secure your own stand space at the IPM DUBAI and register now!

New records were set for exhibitor and visitor numbers and exhibition space

The most important B2B trade fairs for horticulture and fresh produce in the Gulf region are booming. 

More exhibitors, more exhibition space and more visitors - IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI were on top form in 2015. In October, more than 300 exhibitors came into contact with top-class customers from the Middle East and Asia at the two most important B2B trade fairs for horticulture and fresh produce in the Gulf region. The unanimous conclusion was that it provided "an excellent opportunity to come together and do business." 


2015 also saw both B2B trade fairs continuing their growth trajectory - a great success, marking the ten year anniversary of IPM DUBAI. "The ever-increasing levels of interest show how attractive the location of Dubai is to the horticultural industry", summarised Oliver P. Kuhrt, Managing Director of Messe Essen, the event organiser. For us, it confirms the effectiveness of our strategy, which is to establish IPM ESSEN as a world-leading trade fair through affiliated events in important growth markets; thereby opening up new sales opportunities for our exhibitors." 

IPM DUBAI is on a growth trajectory: excellent visitor quality 

With 102 exhibitors, IPM DUBAI achieved a growth of 28 per cent and was even able to increase the exhibition area by 50 per cent. Once again, world-leading trade fair IPM ESSEN's overseas affiliated event managed to increase its allure to buyers too: 3,505 trade visitors travelled in from 47 countries - six per cent more than last year. The exhibitors praised the excellent quality of the visitors and their willingness to invest. 

This was also clear from the increase in internationality. For example, a larger number of Eastern European companies and cut flower producers from Africa and South America came to IPM DUBAI. China, Mauritius and Sri Lanka were represented in the international pavilions for the first time, alongside Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya and the USA. 

German companies were also represented under the banner "Made in Germany" at a pavilion organised by the trade association INDEGA (Representation of Interests of German Products for Horticulture). 

With its customised framework programme, IPM DUBAI scored particularly highly with exhibitors and visitors: highlights included talks delivered by international industry experts on trends in landscaping and horticultural engineering, as well as a guided tour through Middle Eastern horticultural facilities and also the vote on the "Middle East Floral Designer of the Year 2015". Florists from the United Arab Emirates were invited to create a gala table. Glen Lumaweg Gomex from Al Jowder Flowers & Landscaping was able to win over both the specialist trade jury and the trade fair visitors with his design. 


WOP DUBAI: the most important platform for the fruit and vegetable industry in the Gulf region 

WOP DUBAI also saw strong growth in 2015: with 205 exhibitors from 30 different countries, it saw an increase of 20 per cent and 25 per cent more exhibition space was rented out. In terms of visitors, eleven per cent more people attended the trade fair for fruit and vegetables, taking the total visitor numbers to 4,923. The visitors came from 76 countries. The exhibitor companies were very satisfied with the visitor response, and many registered as exhibitors for next year before the trade fair had even finished, some signing up for much larger exhibitor spaces. 

International interest in WOP DUBAI increased once again in 2015. 14 countries were represented in pavilions including Egypt, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Kenya, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Portugal and Rwanda - and Mauritius and Spain also celebrated their début. 

The framework programme was also greeted with considerable interest, as it also provided the Eurofruit Middle East Business Forum exhibitors and visitors with relevant specialist information.


The successful duo of trade fairs, organised by Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai LLC, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre next year from 13 to 15 November 2016. 

IPM DUBAI showcases the entire horticultural value chain and is the most important trade fair for the green economic sector in the Arabian Gulf. The focus is on products and services from the sectors of plants, horticultural technology, floristry, equipment, logistics, plant care and horticultural and landscaping equipment. 

WOP DUBAI - World of Perishables is the only platform in the entire Middle Eastern region for fruit & vegetables, product safety, technical equipment, transportation and trade and services for temperature-sensitive goods. Both trade fairs complement one another perfectly and offer visitors a high degree of added value. 


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Exhibitor opinions 


Daniel Gulliver, Business Development Director, AutoPot Global Ltd., Great Britain: 

"We are extremely satisfied with how the trade fair has gone. IPM DUBAI attracted more visitors in 2015 than it has ever known in its ten-year history. And the quality of the guests was excellent". 

Lane C. Yang, Board of Directors, Okidland Biotechnology Co., Ltd., France/Taiwan: 

"The Middle Eastern market offers great potential for orchids. We met a lot of top-class customers from the United Arab Emirates and neighbouring countries such as Kuwait. For us, IPM DUBAI is the B2B trade fair of choice."

Javier Palenque, Global Sales Director, Royal Flowers Ecuador: 

"This was the first time that we have participated in IPM DUBAI and our trade fair début went very well: we made some very good business contacts." 

David Borda, General Manager, Vivers Borda, Spain: 

"Over the course of the three days, we made many excellent contacts and we were able to welcome important customers right up to the last minute. In our view, the levels of interest in the region for high-quality trees and tree nursery products are growing, and more money will be spent in these areas in future. In all likelihood, we will therefore increase our presence at IPM DUBAI next year. 

Aidan Campion, Business Development Executive, Bord na Mona, Ireland: 

"This year, even more visitors came to our stand. Particularly on the first and third days of the trade fair, we received visits from many very well qualified buyers. We will definitely be coming back in 2016 as an exhibitor. 


Michal Coote, Export Development Manager, AUSVEG, Australia: 

"The trade fair has become very important to the international fruit and vegetable business. This can be seen from the high visitor numbers. Once again, this year we welcomed even more customers and prospects to our stand, and we are very satisfied." 

Fabian Infantes, Sales Executive, Hispalco, S.A., Spain: 

"Our début at WOP DUBAI exceeded our expectations by far. We will definitely be there in 2016, and in all likelihood with a larger stand." 

Daniel Soares, Responsible Marketing Expert, Interfel, France: 

"Since 2011, we have been present as an exhibitor at WOP DUBAI every single year. This year, the trade fair has definitely grown again in terms of visitor numbers. We certainly noticed that on our stand. For that reason, we will be coming back in 2016 without question."  

Leen Leus, Assistant Product Manager Fruit & Vegetables, VLAM, Belgium: 

"The trade fair opened up very good business opportunities for the Belgian potato industry in the Middle Eastern market. Our members were very satisfied. That's why WOP DUBAI is the only trade fair in the region that we participate in." 

Waldemar Żółcik, Trade Expert for the Fruit Union and Vice President of the Fruit Family Sp. z o. o., Poland: 

"For the second time, the Polish pavilion used WOP DUBAI as a platform for presenting Polish apples. The trade fair is very important to the Middle Eastern fruit and vegetable market. We are very satisfied with the quality and quantity of trade visitors. We are glad to be a part of it and we will be back again next year

IPM DUBAI with New Records: Over 100 Exhibitors at the Most Important Plant Show in the Arab Area

Supporting Programme Supplies Lucrative Information About the Target Region

The United Arab Emirates are becoming ever more attractive for international horticulture: The tenth IPM DUBAI from October 5 to 7, 2015 will register new records. Over 100 companies will present their products and services at the most important plant show in the Arab area - a plus of 20 percent in comparison with the preceding event. Exhibitors from all over Europe, South America, Africa and Asia will use this sectoral platform for gaining entry to a market for which an annual growth rate of 20 percent is predicted in the run-up to Expo 2020.

As the market leader, IPM DUBAI will also offer exhibitors and visitors a tailor-made programme with valuable information about Arab horticulture. Already on the day before the show, a guided tour will permit insights into the daily routine of production in the plant sector in Dubai. Participation will be free of charge for exhibitors and visitors; the website provides information about the programme.

Informative Supporting Programme with International Experts

On all the days of the show, sectoral experts active in the Gulf region will pass on their knowledge at first hand. At the start on October 5, attention will focus on garden and landscaping. In cooperation with Interessenvertretung der deutschen Industrie für den Gartenbau (INDEGA - "Representation of interests of the German horticulture industry"), the second day of the show (October 6) will concentrate on plant production and technology. All the seminars will take place in Hall 3 of the Dubai World Trade Center.
The "Middle East Floral Designer of the Year 2015" will be honoured on the third day of the show (October 7). Florists from the United Arab Emirates will be called upon to create a gala table. Not only a specialist jury but also the visitors to IPM DUBAI 2015 will make the decision about the winner.

Favourable Economic Situation for the Tenth Edition of the Most Important Plant Show in the Gulf Region


From October 5 to 7, 2015, IPM DUBAI will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center for the tenth time. The economic prerequisites for the anniversary edition of the most important plant show in the Arab area could not be better: Experts are confirming an annual increase of 20 percent for the green market in the United Arab Emirates. World of Perishables (WOP), the show for temperature-sensitive produce, will once more supplement the range on offer.
Already four months before IPM DUBAI, companies from Germany, China, Egypt, Ecuador, Ireland, France, Kenya, Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates confirmed to take part in the show. They will present their innovations from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Floristry, Garden Features, Logistics, Plant Maintenance as well as Garden and Landscaping. Last year, the trade show was able to clearly consolidate its position as the most important horticultural show in the region. The signs are indicating growth for the coming IPM DUBAI, too: The high demand for flowers and plants in the Gulf states has made the United Arab Emirates the trading centre of the plant market there. An annual growth rate of nine percent is predicted for the cut flower market alone.
The interest from the official side is great, too. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, has again agreed to become the patron of IPM DUBAI 2015.
World of Perishables
WOP DUBAI, International Perishables Expo Middle East, will again take place parallel to IPM DUBAI. At the only trade show for fruit and vegetables in the entire Middle East, attention will focus on produce safety, technical equipment as well as the transport, trading and service for temperature-sensitive produce. Both shows will complement each other in an optimum way and will offer the visitors a high value added.



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