IPM ESSEN 2023 was once again the top meeting place for florists from all over the world. Lots of flowers, few leaves, colourful retro looks and powdery pastel brown tones in floral design were the predominant trends. "IPM ESSEN 2023 has presented itself green, ingenious and with a fantastic, innovative floriculture programme. The exhibitors in Hall 5 have reached their customers and in the FDF World we have incited the floricultural world. The sector is inspired, motivated and very well positioned. What is also particularly remarkable is the great interest and motivation of young people: a great many vocational school classes took part in our guided tours this year", says a delighted FDF President Klaus Götz. The rousing live shows on the unique revolving stage also included the preliminary competition for the international championship of young florists "Eurofleurs 2023" in Slovenia. Newcomer Anian Friedrich from Bavaria qualified as the German representative. The industry competition for the IPM Trade Fair Cup also enjoyed a large number of entries. Tanja Korsak, florist at Blumen Westerheide in Mettmann, was the overall winner in the combined bouquet and container planting category.