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Be there when the IPM DUBAI – International Plants Expo Middle East - opens its door for the twelfth time.

In two months the leading trade fair for the horticulture in the United Arab Emirates - IPM DUBAI - will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center from December 5 to 7, 2017. Be there when the IPM DUBAI – International Plants Expo Middle East - opens its door for the twelfth time.

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IPM DUBAI is expected to welcome about 100 exhibitors this year!
This year 7 different countries present their products in a special pavilion. These are China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, the Netherlands, India and Sri Lanka. They have already confirmed their participation, of which the Netherlands will be attending for the first time with a pavilion.

Free horticultural tour
TraditionallyIPM DUBAIis accompanied by a qualified supporting program. This comprises also a free tour to interesting horticultural hotspots in Dubai, which gives especially international exhibitors valuable insights into the Middle East`s horticultural industry. The tour will take place on the day before IPM DUBAI 2017 starts, which is on Monday, December 4, 2017.

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UAE Market Development

Expo 2020 Dubai becomes the driving force behind new developments.
Many major horticultural projects are under progress in Dubai momentarily that will give a powerful impetus to IPM DUBAI. For example, Dubai Municipality undertakes exhaustive efforts to beautify the city’s highways and byways and sets the city to bloom with more than 37 million flowers. The flower seeds for this project are mainly imported from Italy, USA and Japan. Moreover, Dubai Parks and Resorts has acquired 15,860 trees, 6,100 palms and over 1,4 million shrubs and groundcovers locally and from overseas to keep landscaping in progress at Dubai theme parks.
Also in Abu Dhabi, the municipality has implemented landscaping projects worth Dh 23 million in order to push its green drive to double the number of trees and preserve environment.

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Be there at IPM DUBAI 2017!

3,890 trade visitors attended the IPM DUBAI 2016. This is an increase of 11 per cent compared to the previous year.

For IPM DUBAI 2017 exhibitor registrations have already been received from companies in France, Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Turkey and USA. Official country pavilions from Egypt, Ethiopia, China, Germany, the Netherland, Spain and Sri Lanka have already confirmed  their participation! 

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New Projects - High Demand

In less than five months the leading trade fair for the horticulture in the United Arab Emirates - IPM DUBAI - will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center from December 5 to 7, 2017. Be there when the IPM DUBAI – International Plants Expo Middle East - opens its door for the twelfth time.

New Projects - High Demand

Since last few years, city governments continue putting efforts into new park and landscaping projects.

Dubai municipality plants to develop city’s largest public park in Dubailand, stretching across an area of 1,430,000 sqm. The construction of the first phase of the park, covering 318,000 sqm, is scheduled to start later this year, and will offer a 4km jogging track, 7km of pedestrian pathways and a 2km cycling track.

Abu Dhabi city municipality has announced completion of landscaping projects worth Dh23 million including landscaping and city works.

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FINAL REPORT IPM DUBAI WOP DUBAI

Record Growth Once More:
IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI Convince Exhibitors and Visitors

18-Percent Increase in the Exhibition Area
A new year and a new record - IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI seem to follow this motto. The most important trade fairs for the green sector and fresh goods in the Middle East were once more able to achieve substantial growth and, for the first time, filled three halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre. That corresponded to an increase of 18 percent. Here, exhibitors and trade visitors found the ideal setting for promising business deals.

Constant market cultivation pays off - that was the predominant opinion amongst the exhibitors. At 110, the number of them rose by nine percent in comparison with the previous year. In total, 24 countries participated in the most important trade fair for horticulture by the Arabian Gulf. And at 3,890, the number of visitors also registered a handsome plus of eleven percent. Thus, the foreign subsidiary of IPM ESSEN 2016 was once more able to achieve a record result.

IPM DUBAI: Great Need for Horticultural Products
Above all, there were two reasons for the positive mood at IPM DUBAI: On the one hand, the world exhibition called Expo 2020 is already casting its shadow and is holding out the prospect of good chances for the exhibitors from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Garden and Landscaping, Plant Maintenance, Floristry, Garden Features and Logistics. On the other hand, the Gulf region has a great need for horticultur...


IPM DUBAI With New Exhibitor Record

Most Important Horticultural Fair in the Arabian Gulf Region Grows by Nine Percent

IPM DUBAI will continue its success story: Ever more entrepreneurs in the green sector will use the most significant B2B fair in the Gulf region in order to initiate business with important purchasers from the Middle East. For the first time, over 110 exhibitors will be present in the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 13 to 15, 2016 - once again, nine percent more than in the previous year.

With a view to Expo 2020, IPM DUBAI will once more offer very good business prospects to exhibitors from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Garden and Landscaping, Plant Maintenance, Floristry, Garden Features and Logistics. The need for horticultural products and horticultural technology in Dubai is rising due to large-scale urban construction projects, the creation of new public parks as well as the implementation of new hotels and resorts. His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Emirates Group, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai World (the state investment company), has therefore personally agreed to become the patron of the joint venture between Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai LLC.

IPM DUBAI is Becoming Even More International

In 2016, more cut flower producers from Africa will present themselves at IPM DUBAI and the number of official national participation booths will rise once more, too. In addition to China, Egypt, Germany, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and the USA, entrepreneurs fro...


IPM Dubai 2016 - The Registration is open now!

Register early to receive the special rate!

After the successful IPM Dubai 2015, the most important plant fair in the Gulf region offers you the best platform for your business from 13 - 15 November 2016. We are glad to offer you a special rate for your registration before 29th January 2016.

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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 la...


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 www.ipm-dubai.net 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 technol...


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 DUB...


IPM and WOP DUBAI 2014 with More Visitors

Green Sector is Profiting from the Economic Upswing by the Persian Gulf 

More visitors and an excellent supporting programme characterised IPM DUBAI and World of Perishables (WOP) DUBAI 2014 which took place in parallel. A total of 6,733 visitors from 94 nations came to the most important plant fair in the Gulf region and to the fair for temperature-sensitive goods - a substantial plus of 26 percent in comparison with the preceding year. The growth may primarily be attributed to the general economic upswing in the region and, in particular, to the touristic upswing there. Future large-scale events will make additional contributions to the good market situation. 

"The green sector is profiting especially from the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Gigantic areas must be provided with greenery. This enormous need for investment has exerted very positive influences on IPM and WOP DUBAI 2014. The increasing tourism is raising the demand for fruit and vegetables as well as for flowers," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen GmbH, was pleased about the success of the events. "The combination of both fairs resulted in valuable synergetic effects for our visitors," continued Kuhrt. 

At IPM DUBAI, 80 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their wide available ranges - starting with plants and horticultural technology via floristry right up to garden features. Quality products "Made in Germany" received a platform with the cooperative booth organised by INDEGA ("Representation of interests of the German horticult...


H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah leads WOP & IPM Middle East 2014 kickoff at Dubai World Trade Center

Simultaneous events to showcase latest trends, emerging technologies & best practices in fresh food & plant industries

His Excellency Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, today (Sunday, November 9, 2014) led the official opening of the 6th International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP), the GCC’s only dedicated exhibition for fresh edible food, and the 9th International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM), the region’s only dedicated horticultural trade show running until November 11, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

The sixth edition of WOP, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality is taking place in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Central Fruit and Vegetable Market, the region's largest market for fruits and vegetables. It gathers under one roof leading local, regional and international businessmen and industry leaders to explore emerging opportunities and discuss the latest technological and market trends. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the holding of the Eurofruit Business Forum, a series of 60-minute sessions on the Middle East’s fresh produce business. The forum will discuss carefully chosen topics designed for participants who are planning to bring their operations to the region.

Tarek Sibai, Project Manager, planetfair, said: “The Middle East’s fresh flower and food industries are rapidly fl...


International perishables expo & International plant expo Middle East 2014 to kick off tomorrow to highlight regional perishable and plant sectors

The 6th International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP), the GCC’s only dedicated exhibition for fresh edible food, and the 9th International Plants Expo (IPM) Middle East, the region’s only dedicated horticultural trade show, are set to kick off tomorrow on November 9, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The two simultaneous high-level events will run until November 11, 2014 and will host over a hundred exhibitors from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. 

Organized by planetfair LLC, both exhibitions will provide a platform for professionals, decision makers and industry leaders to exchange best practices, learn from and network with each other, and create business. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, WOP 2014 will attract leading local and regional companies looking to expand in the region. IPM Middle East 2014, on the other hand, will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, and with the support of the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and is expected to draw in more than 3,000 guests.  

H.E Eng. Saif Al-Shara’, Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs and Animal Sector, Ministry of Environment and Water, said that the participation of the ministry in this exhibition comes in the framework of strengthening efforts in achieving the strategic objectives of the prevention of agricult...


UAE imports AED 60 million worth of plants in H1 2014

9th International Plants Expo Middle East in November to unveil growth strategies for Gulf’s budding AED 970 million horticultural trade

The UAE currently holds an estimated 14 per cent of the Gulf’s blossoming AED 970 million flowers and plants business and is reported to have imported AED 60 million worth of plants in the first half of 2014 alone, according to the latest 2014 UN Comtrade Report. The recent study further reveals that factors such as the upsurge in real estate and tourism activities, a reenergized economy and the positive multi-sectoral impact of Dubai’s successful World Expo 2020 bid are driving a rapid rise in local demand for flowers and plants.  

The numerous local and regional opportunities offered by the blossoming horticultural trade will be extensively displayed and discussed at the upcoming 9th IPM Middle East: International Plants Expo Middle East taking place from November 9 to 11, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The region’s only dedicated horticultural exhibition will center on the themes of Plants and Flowers; Technology; Plants Maintenance; Floristry; Plants Logistics; and Promotions, Shop Designs and Services. Participants will have access to a host of plants, trees, palms, landscape equipment, hardscape products, irrigation and production equipment, business services and garden center supplies.

IPM Middle East 2013 gathered 80 exhibitors from 17 countries and welcomed 5,338 trade visitors fr...


IPM Dubai with a Diverse Programme of Lectures

As a particular highlight for experts and decision takers in the green sector, IPM Dubai 2014 will this year offer a more comprehensive programme of lectures integrated into the happenings at the fair. It will deal with three selected aspects exactly tailored to the market conditions and demand structures in the booming Gulf region. There, the market for plants, cut flowers, horticulture and landscaping has picked up speed once again since 2012.

The first day of the fair will bear the motto of horticulture and landscaping. In this respect, experts will provide interesting insights into particular requirements of local projects in various orders of magnitude. Horticultural production and technology will form the main focal point on the second day of the fair. On this subject, it was possible to win over a competent partner in Interessenvertretung der deutschen Industrie für den Gartenbau (INDEGA - "Association Representing the Interests of the German Horticultural Industry"). On the third day of the fair, the programme of lectures will focus on bridal bouquets and wedding floristry. The stage presentation will supplement the IPM Dubai Floristry Award which will be handed over on the same day. On all the days, not only an expert jury but also the visitors will have the possibility of casting their votes.

The IPM Dubai International Plants Expo Middle East is one of IPM ESSEN's four satellite fairs abroad and will take place in Halls 7 and 8 in the Dubai World Trade Centre on November 9 ‑ 11, 2014. It will encompass the ...


IPM Dubai Will Profit from the Upcurrent of the World Expo 2020

 

The Expo will take place in Dubai from October 10, 2020 to April 10, 2021. Even if there is still quite some time to go before the World Expo opens its doors:

The business world is making a positive assessment of the decision in favour of the venue by the Gulf. It is being predicted that the Expo might crank up the local economy by two to three percent in the coming years. This will result in new sales markets and the strengthening of Dubai as a fair location.

Particularly fairs such as IPM Dubai are providing the decision takers for the Expo with new stimuli and ideas. The most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region is the ideal meeting place in order to obtain information about innovative products and services from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics directly in situ. Because there is a great demand for flowers, plants, landscape gardening and horticulture. After all, new green areas are to be created on the Expo site encompassing 4.38 square kilometres.


However, there will also be great demands on the green sector when the numbers of guest beds and hotels in the emirate rise. The hotel and catering sectors are planning to extend their capacities considerably and, by 2020, to at least double the figure of 80,000 rooms at present.


Successful Duo of Fairs Consisting of IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI 2013

For the First Time,
Over 5,000 Visitors to the Dubai World Trade Centre

On the occasion of the eighth IPM DUBAI and the fifth WOP (World of Perishables) DUBAI on November 17 ‑ 19, a total of 5,338 trade visitors from 77 nations came into the Dubai World Trade Centre. That corresponded to a growth rate of over ten percent in the numbers of visitors. The mutual venue at the heart of Dubai created ideal outline conditions for exhibitors and trade visitors.

At IPM DUBAI (the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region), 80 exhibitors from 17 countries presented the newest products, services and technologies from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. For the eighth time already, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum agreed to become the patron of IPM DUBAI.

WOP DUBAI on a related subject focused on products and services from the sectors of fresh goods, goods security, technical equipment, transport, trading and service. With 155 exhibiting companies from 23 countries, the fair for temperature-sensitive goods was able to clearly consolidate its position as the trendsetting event in the field of fruit and vegetables in the Middle East.

With a total exhibition area of over 7,500 square metres, IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI also managed to increase their area by 13 percent compared with the preceding event in 2012. "The good figures emphasise the strong synergetic effects of both fairs," Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, was pleased abo...


4,829 Trade Visitors From 23 Nations in the Dubai World Trade Centre

New Location and Staging Date Are Going Down Well in the Sector A total of 4,829 trade visitors from 23 nations were counted at the seventh IPM Dubai and the fifth WOP Dubai after three successful days at the fairs in the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. With an around twelve-percent growth in the number of visitors, the fairs were able to strengthen their leading position by the Persian Gulf. Over 95 percent of the exhibitors were very satisfied with the course of the events. Some exhibitors were able to achieve turnovers in the six-figure range. "Particularly at the foreign fairs of Messe Essen and its partners, the decisive factor is the quality of the visitors. We are consistently intensifying our efforts in this direction," Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, explains one important part of the success of the joint venture. The new venue in the most important economic district of Dubai as well as the new staging date in November have created ideal outline conditions for exhibitors and trade visitors. For the seventh time already, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum agreed to become the patron of IPM Dubai. Exhibitors from 17 nations participated in the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region and showed a comprehensive range available from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. The diverse supporting programme with horticultural seminars, floristic demonstrations and workshops offered the visitors an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and for networkin...


IPM DUBAI in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 to 21 November 2012

Most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region is presenting a comprehensive range for the high-growth market for horticulture and landscape gardening The IPM Dubai is involved in the high-growth landscape gardening sector in Dubai. The trade fair, which is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 to 21 November, is offering a comprehensive range from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion, plant maintenance and logistics. Trade visitors will gain a complete overview of current developments and trends in the horticultural industry in the Persian Gulf at the most important plant fair in the Middle East. A diverse supporting programme with horticultural seminars, floristry demonstrations and workshops will round off the offering. In addition to the growing interest in floristry, the IPM DUBAI is becoming increasingly important especially for horticulture and landscape gardening. Numerous construction projects in the region require horticulture and landscaping in tremendous orders of magnitude. Estimates assume that some 60 billion dirham (about EUR 13 billion) will be invested in landscaping over the next five years in projects such as "Dubai Land", the Palm Islands as well as golf courses and parks. The IPM Dubai combines supply and demand in these sectors to create a "perfect fit". The IPM Dubai offers companies an optimum platform to win new customers and look after existing business relationships. The IPM DUBAI is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre for the first time. The new location provides ideal conditions for ex...


IPM DUBAI for the first time in the Dubai World Trade Centre in the autumn

Ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors The IPM DUBAI 2012 is being held for the first time in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 to 21 November. The fair will have the following categories: plants, technology, floristry, equipment, plant maintenance and logistics. The IPM DUBAI is the most important horticultural fair in the Middle East and offers a comprehensive overview of the market as well as trends and developments in the horticultural industry in the Persian Gulf. Mediterranean plants and horticultural technology continue to be in strong demand. In the wake of the development of the hotel and gastronomy industries, the interest in trendy and high-quality floral decorations is now also rising in the region. As a result, Dubai is becoming increasingly interesting for floristry suppliers. The IPM DUBAI 2012 is a global networking platform for exhibitors from all over the world: companies from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have already confirmed their participation. The strong interest of potential exhibitors shows that both the new autumn dates in November as well as the new location in the most important business district of Dubai will create ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors.


International and Economically Strong at a New Location:
IPM DUBAI in the Dubai World Trade Center on November 19 21, 2012

The Most Important Horticultural Fair in the Gulf Region Will Present a Comprehensive Range on Offer Interest in Floristry is Growing Further IPM DUBAI will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center on November 19 21. The most important plant fair in the Middle East will present a comprehensive range available from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. In this respect, the fair will offer a complete overview of the latest developments and trends in the green sector by the Persian Gulf. The available range will be supplemented by a diverse supporting programme with seminars about horticultural technology, floristic demonstrations and workshops. For the first time, IPM DUBAI will take place in the Dubai World Trade Center. The leading fair site in the region is situated in the middle of the most important economic district of the city and thus creates ideal outline conditions for exhibitors and trade visitors. Another new feature will be the staging date in November. The strong interest on the part of potential exhibitors shows: Not only the relocation but also the time-related reorientation of the fair will offer maximum chances. Particular importance will be attached to the internationality of IPM DUBAI in 2012 too: As the impetus provider and meeting place of the sector by the Persian Gulf, the fair will be an ideal networking platform for exhibitors from all over the world. Until now, companies from Egypt, Thailand, Turkey and Germany as well as plant producers from Spain and Italy have confirmed their...


IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI Successful: Exhibitors Very Satisfied with the Public and the Course of the Fair

4,321 Trade Visitors from 54 Nations Came to the Airport Expo Dubai International and Economically Strong: Fair Venue of Dubai Once Again Confirmed Its Significance for the Green Sector The sixth IPM DUBAI and the third WOP DUBAI came to an end with a total of 4,321 trade visitors from 54 countries. The 21-percent growth in the number of visitors confirms the significance of the fairs by the Persian Gulf: "We had a first-rate trade public," was the unanimous opinion of the surveyed exhibitors. The fairs were opened by Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Dubai Municipality. At the same time, the Dubai Municipality is the most important partner as far as the organisation of both events is concerned. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum agreed to become the patron of IPM DUBAI already for the sixth time in succession. At the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region, 119 exhibitors presented products and services from the fields of plants, technology, sales promotion, plant care and logistics as well as floristry. The internationality of IPM DUBAI at the economically strongest fair venue in the emirate has once again proven its worth: The exhibitors came from 20 nations. In this respect, firms from Japan and South Africa were represented for the first time. As the only established horticultural fair in the region, IPM DUBAI attracted a foreign visitor proportion of 29.4 percent. Companies from Egypt, Germany, the USA and Thailand were involved on cooperative booths. The German booth was once again supported by the Federal Ministry of F...


Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 26-28 September 2011

IMPORT OF FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND PLANTS CONTINUES TO GROW IN REGION Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 26-28 September 2011 Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2011: Growth of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers continues to grow in the region says the organisers of the World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI). Both trade shows, which hosted over 3,500 visitors last year, will take place side by side at the Dubai Airport Expo from September 26-28, 2011. Organisers are expecting an increase of visitors by 25 per cent compared to last year’s events. WOP DUBAI, held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, is the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for fruits and vegetables and is growing strong for the third consecutive year. It’s sister event, IPM DUBAI held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, has consistently been regarded as the region’s largest plants and flowers trade fair and features international exhibitors for six years. WOP DUBAI 2010 brought more than 130 companies from 17 countries representing fresh products, goods safety, technical equipment, transport, trade and services. The show also had eight country pavilions from France, China, Lebanon, Rwanda, Egypt, Kenya, Turkey and Italy. The event has strengthened Dubai as...


110 exhibitors from 20 countries will be presenting their products and services at the Airport Expo Center

International and economically powerful: Trade fair offers excellent prospects for success Growing interest in floristry Preparations for IPM DUBAI 2011 are at full speed ahead: The most important horticultural fair in the entire Gulf region is being held from 26 to 28 September at the Airport Expo Dubai. More than 110 exhibitors from 20 countries will be presenting products and services in everything to do with plants, technology, sales promotion, plant care and plant logistics, as well as floristry. With regard to the latter, trend is emerging for growing numbers of floristry providers to take advantage of the platform in Dubai. This is because throughout the region, the demand for trendsetting, high-quality floral decorations is strongly increasing. Dubai as a trade fair venue is of major interest for international business as a whole. And the Green Industry, too, is able to benefit from the excellent transport infrastructure to be found in the Emirate, which is renowned the most important key trading hub on the Persian Gulf. IPM DUBAI is becoming increasingly international. While the exhibitors at the last event came from 17 different countries, this time 20 nations will be represented. In 2011, companies from Bangladesh, Lithuania, Greece and Japan will be exhibiting at IPM DUBAI for the first time. Businesses from Egypt, Germany, the USA, Thailand and Turkey will be represented at joint stands. An attractive event programme will provide insight into a range of different topics and working environments, e.g. with the top-class floristry shows presented by the...


New Dates: IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI at Airport Expo Dubai on September 26 - 28

IPM DUBAI Will Remain the Most Important Horticultural Fair in the Gulf Region WOP DUBAI Established as the Leading Event for Fruit and Vegetables in the Middle East In 2011, IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI will once more take place in parallel. Not in March (as in the past years) but instead on September 26 28, companies will have the possibility of presenting their products and services to a first-rate trade public at Airport Expo Dubai. The economic location of Dubai is playing a major role in this respect. Experts are rating the growth of the emirate as positive. The transport node by the Persian Gulf remains a significant trading centre for merchandise - also including fruit, vegetables and plants. IPM DUBAI is the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region. In 2011, it will once again present a comprehensive range from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. Already for the sixth time in succession, the fair is being endorsed under the High Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. For the third time, WOP DUBAI, the leading event for fruit and vegetables in the Middle East, will take place parallel to IPM DUBAI. Here, companies will show products and services for the fresh goods trade and will portray the complete production chain while doing so, from the producer via the processing right up to the ultimate consumer. WOP DUBAI is being supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who has once more agreed to become the patron. The Al Aweer Central Fruit and Vegetable Mark...


Exhibitors Satisfied with the Course of IPM DUBAI 2010 and WOP DUBAI 2010

3,565 Visitors from 66 Nations Came to the Airport Expo Dubai The fifth IPM DUBAI and the second WOP DUBAI have now come to an end with a total of 3,565 trade visitors from 66 countries. Both events were once again staged in parallel on the Airport Expo Dubai fair site in the immediate vicinity of the Airport Dubai and the Dubai Flower Centre. Exhibitors and visitors showed that they were satisfied with the results also in view of the economic crisis. "We had very good contacts and the right visitors were here. The quality has risen once more," was the opinion of the exhibitors. The fairs were opened by Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Dubai Municipality which, at the same time, is an important partner as far as the staging of the events is concerned. H.H. Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was the patron of IPM DUBAI this year too. 120 exhibitors from 17 nations showed the trade visitors their ranges available from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. Companies from Egypt, Great Britain, Kenya and the USA presented themselves on cooperative booths. The German pavilion was once again supported by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. The demonstrations of the experts from the German Florist Association were very popular. The floral designers Manfred Hoffmann, Kathrin Göllner and Elisabeth Schoenemann presented bouquets and floral decorations for weddings. The lectures about products for horticulture and about the status of the development with regard to measuring pr...


Fruit, veg, flowers and plant business remains fresh despite global downturn

Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 8-10 March 2010 at Dubai Airport Expo Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2010: The region’s appetite for fresh fruits and vegetables and love of plants and flowers has remained strong despite the global downturn, says the organisers of the World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) trade shows that will take place side by side at the Dubai Airport Expo between 8-10 March 2010. The World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality and is the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for fruits and vegetables. This year the show has grown by 30 per cent in area with 120 exhibitors from 18 countries and will have seven country pavilions: China, Malaysia, Mexico, Tanzania, Egypt, Jordan and Kenya. The International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports and is the region’s largest plants and flowers trade fair. It will feature 160 international exhibitors from the fields of flowers, plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion, plant maintenance and logistics. The show is now in its fifth year. This year as well, the programme of the florists will again be one highlight at IPM DUBAI. Experts from Fachverband Deutscher Floristen are presenting the floristic trends live. B...


Innovative new crop growing system debuts in Middle East

Innovative new crop growing system debuts in Middle East A revolutionary growing system is being launched to Middle Eastern markets at this year’s IPM Dubai exhibition (3-5 March 2009). VertiCrop High Density Vertical Growing System (HDVGS) is a plant growing unit designed to overcome the increasing demands on agriculture and horticulture throughout the world. As it uses considerably less water than conventional agriculture, it is ideally suited to the climatic growing conditions of the Middle East. VertiCrop was launched in the UK last July at the Royal Show in Warwickshire and Valcent Products (EU) Ltd www.valcent.eu is now rolling out the system to global markets. The growing unit, which can be installed virtually anywhere, cultivates plants in vertically hung trays which rotate on an overhead closed loop conveyor allowing crops to gain equal exposure to light, water and nutrients. A demonstration model is available to view on Stand 27, Row D08 in the British National Pavilion. VertiCrop offers a cost effective solution for crop production with significant operating and capital cost savings over field agriculture. It also increases returns by using only a fraction of the resources required for traditional agriculture. In trials the unit increased some crop yields by up to 20 times the normal production volume and only required 5% of the average water used in conventional growing conditions. There are also geographical benefits as VertiCrop can be installed in virtually any location and therefore adjacent to local communities and markets. Tailor made to growers&r...


DUBAI’S GREENIFICATION PROJECTS AND STRATEGIC LOCATION BOOST PERISHABLES INDUSTRY

DUBAI’S GREENIFICATION PROJECTS AND STRATEGIC LOCATION BOOST PERISHABLES INDUSTRY Twin shows capitalise on continued demand for plant, flowers, fruits and vegetables Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2009: The UAE’s drive to improve the quality of life for its residents, along with the city’s strategic location as an import and re-export hub, has helped sustain the growth potential for perishables across the region. The fertile environment has enabled this year’s International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM) to bloom, increasing tenancy by eight per cent, whilst also facilitating the debut of a dedicated World of Perishables (WOP) show. This inaugural exhibition has capitalised on the trade in fresh fruit and vegetables across the GCC – valued between $US3-4 billion, based on 2007-2008 data provided by the Dubai Customs’ statistics department. “The sustained growth in the regional perishables market can be attributed to two significant factors,” revealed Michael Müller, Managing Director for planetfair, organisers of the two shows, which take place from March 3-5 at Dubai Airport Expo. “Firstly, the UAE government’s plans to increase its parks and recreation areas have buoyed demand for plants and horticultural products and services along with real estate developments that are underway. Secondly, the city’s location has enabled it to cement its position on the map as an import and export hub for the region,” he added. Throughout the emirates, a number of new parks are being completed with the aim of improvi...


IPM DUBAI TRIPLES IN SIZE IN THREE YEARS

IPM DUBAI TRIPLES IN SIZE IN THREE YEARS British, French, Italian, Kenyan, Spanish, Tanzanian and United States companies debut at region’s largest horticultural exhibition Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2009: This year’s International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) has grown to include over 240 tenants, tripling the exhibition’s size since its inaugural event three years ago. Organisers believe that the increasing popularity of the annual trade show, which opens from March 3-5 at Dubai’s Airport Expo, is a clear indication of the health of the regional plant and flower industries and one that underscores the rising activity in the import and export of horticultural products. IPM DUBAI was first staged as an industry platform in 2006 and featured 90 exhibitors demonstrating the latest developments in horticulture and industry related technology, maintenance, logistics and sales and promotion. Last year’s show attracted over 2,500 trade guests from 50 countries, all keen to visit the plethora of pavilions showcasing a wide variety of flora; including cut flowers, indoor and outdoor plants, ornamental plants and tree nursery goods. “We are expecting visitor footfall at this year’s IPM expo to exceed 3,000 over the three days, as it is clear that the demand for flowers and plants and their related products and services is booming across the region, despite the global financial conditions,” said Michael Müller, Managing Director of planetfair Dubai LLC, joint organisers of the exhibition. For IPM DUBAI 2009, a number of new...


Greenhouse Technology Made in Germany as a Turn Key Project at IPM Dubai 2009

There is a demand for turn key projects with complete greenhouses and the interieur equipment in horticulture all over the world For the first time German companies will present at IPM Dubai (3. -5.03.2009) a Venlo style greenhouse. The greenhouse companies Kräss GlasCon and conflora will sign for this project. Kräss shows a greenhouse for production with 9.60 m width and 8 m length covered with glass and with acrylic double skin sheets from Evonik Röhm. The power drives for vents and screens are made by Lock Drives and the climate computer system by RAM. Tables with irrigation systems are made by Knecht. Assimilation lighting is presented by Professional Lighting. Shading and energy screen systems are demonstrated by Reimann Emsdetten and Plantechnik Hartmann.. Professional discussions will be held by experts during the show. The project is coordinated by INDEGA - German Association for Horticultural Industries. Contact: www.indega.de


UK Pavilion at IPM Dubai for First Time

UK Pavilion at IPM Dubai for First Time Following a successful group visit to the event in 2007, the Commercial Horticultural Association in the UK are pleased to announce they will be leading a British National Pavilion at IPM Dubai for the first time in 2009. Amongst the UK exhibitors, The Cambridge Glasshouse Company has been at the forefront of the manufacture and construction of specialist glasshouses, containment systems, M & E services, water/irrigation equipment for experimental, research facilities, Botanic Gardens etc for over 50 years. Cambridge Glasshouse can provide a complete technical package from design to full turn key project and will be available at IPM Dubai to discuss your requirements. First-time exhibitor Valcent Products (EU) Ltd will be displaying their hi-technology vertical growing systems for use in polytunnels and greenhouses. Visit the UK Pavilion to find out more about this innovative system. The Commercial Horticultural Association is the UK Trade Association for manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers throughout the world, providing access to a wide range of horticultural supply products and services from the UK’s leading exporters. Contact: www.cha-hort.com or email info@cha-hort.com for more details


Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Has Once Again Agreed to be the Patron

Even now, companies from italy, france and england have already announced their participation IPM DUBAI, the international trade fair for plant, technology, floriculture, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics, is continuing to grow. On over 6.000 square metres at Airport Expo Dubai, international companies will show their products and services at the most important plant fair in the Gulf region on March 3 - 5, 2009. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has once again agreed to be patron of IPM DUBAI. Even now, companies from a few new countries have already announced their participation: Italy, France and England. Moreover, the USA will be amongst the exhibitor nations for the first time. The organisers Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai are expecting to surpass the record results of this year. 230 companies from 28 countries will present their ranges on offer to over 2.500 trade visitors. The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection will once again support German companies which would like to present themselves at IPM DUBAI in a very promising market. A German cooperative booth will allow the exhibitors to participate at favourable costs. WOP Dubai World of Perishables, the new fair for temperature-sensitive goods which is also being organised by Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai, will take place parallel to IPM DUBAI. At Airport Expo Dubai, companies will present their products and services from the fields of production, goods security, technical equipment, transport, trading and services for fruit and vegetables.




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