The IPM Dubai and the WOP Dubai will be brought forward by three weeks and will now take place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The month of November is traditionally one of the most enterprising periods for trade and tourism in the Middle East. The event organisers, Messe Essen and Planetfair Dubai, state that they are reacting to the wishes of the sector with the rescheduling. Dates during mid-November have been targeted for a long time already. According to event organisers, however, it has not been possible to fulfil this wish in the last few years because the capacities of the event site were always utilised to the full in this period. IPM Dubai is the only fair within the Gulf region to unite the exhibition areas Plants, Technology, Floristry, Garden Features, Logistics, Plant Maintenance as well as Garden and Landscaping. WOP Dubai (World of Perishables), which takes place at the same time, focuses on the marketing of fresh products such as fruit and vegetables as well as on their logistics.