Dirk Röse

Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in IPM 2021 cancelled

Dear cus­to­mers and busi­ness partners,

In the Coro­na cri­sis, com­mer­cial hor­ti­cul­tu­re has pro­ven that it remains agi­le and capa­ble of deli­vering without restric­tions. We are plea­sed to recei­ve many good news from our sec­tor, which can­not be taken for gran­ted in view of the glo­bal eco­no­mic and social deve­lo­p­ments. Our hope is that your com­pa­ny has also made it through the­se chal­len­ging times well so far and that you have remai­ned healthy.

Against this back­ground, some weeks ago we star­ted our pre­pa­ra­ti­ons for the Inter­na­tio­nal Plant Fair 2021 (IPM) in Essen. In view of the ongo­ing pan­de­mic, cri­ti­cal ques­ti­ons quick­ly aro­se as to whe­ther we should account for a regu­lar par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on with a lar­ge num­ber of visi­tors as well as our own staff at our stand.

After care­ful con­si­de­ra­ti­on, we have now can­cel­led Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH’s par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in IPM 2021. The main rea­sons for this are:

  • We do not want to expo­se you as our cus­to­mers and busi­ness part­ners as well as our own team to the incre­a­sed risk of infec­tion with the coronavirus.
  • Feed­back from home and abroad alrea­dy indi­ca­tes that many cus­to­mers and busi­ness part­ners will not visit the tra­de fair.
  • We would like to con­ti­nue to sup­ply and advi­se our cus­to­mers with substrates without restric­tion. The pre­re­qui­si­te for this is that our team remains healt­hy. Against this back­ground, we are not only renoun­cing IPM 2021, but are also can­cel­ling nume­rous other inter­nal and exter­nal events.

Sin­ce we still value IPM, we are making a soli­da­ry con­tri­bu­ti­on to the pre­ser­va­ti­on of the worl­d’s lea­ding tra­de fair for hor­ti­cul­tu­re by trans­fer­ring the stand fee. Our hope is that in Janu­a­ry 2022 we will be able to build on past suc­ces­ses together.

Alrea­dy today, we would like to invi­te you, dear cus­to­mers and busi­ness part­ners, to an alter­na­ti­ve event. We are in the pro­cess of pre­pa­ring an inno­va­ti­ve online for­mat with exci­ting and use­ful con­tent for you. You can par­ti­ci­pa­te in this event at the end of Janu­a­ry from your screen via the Inter­net. We will inform you about the details in good time.

We ask for your under­stan­ding for this decisi­on and hope to see you again soon. Plea­se stay healthy.


Kind regards,

Moritz Böcking                       Dr. Horst Kupschus

Mana­ging Direc­tor                  Mana­ging Director

Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH     Klasmann-Deilmann Euro­pe GmbH