Tomorrow’s infrastructure in focus at Elmia

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 16:50 BST

Sustainable transports, technological development and safety issues were the main themes at Elmia Future Transport, Elmia Nordic Rail and Elmia Nordic Road. With some 100 international exhibitors, the three fairs entrenched their position as the Nordic region’s largest and leading meeting place for transport and infrastructure.


Greener hydrogen can replace diesel

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 15:20 BST

Hydrogen trains or battery-powered ones? Both options can replace diesel trains in the future. But why is a change necessary? These issues were discussed during the seminar “Higher, longer, lighter hybrids – What is the look and feel of the future trains?”


The high-speed line – a good start to many problems

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:51 BST

Is building a high-speed rail line in Sweden the solution to every problem? That somewhat pointed question was discussed at the key seminar “High-speed railways – do they solve the problems?” The panel’s answer? They don’t solve everything but they help a lot.


Unique crash tests at the fair

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 12:21 BST

A good safety barrier can save lives. During Elmia Nordic Road you have the chance to watch unique crash tests live – right on the fairgrounds. “The maintenance of Sweden’s road safety barriers is in a neglected state,” says Anders Hamrin, sales manager at Nordic Road Safety.

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Trends in popular culture and society seen in gardens and interiors

News   •   Oct 09, 2017 09:27 BST

Inspiration, influences and social developments are just some of the ingredients considered when the Swedish Fashion Council (SFC) does the trendspotting that underlies next year’s garden trends. The trends for 2018 were presented at Elmia Garden.

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Bubbling with growth and excitement at Elmia Garden

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2017 16:22 BST

Exciting new garden trends, Perennial of the Year for 2018 plus the shortlisted entries for the Elmia Garden Award were some of the elements that attracted great interest at Elmia Garden in Jönköping, Sweden. The trade fair attracted a record number of exhibitors and confirmed its position as northern Europe’s biggest meeting place for the garden retail trade.

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Invasive survival experts are taking over

News   •   Oct 05, 2017 12:53 BST

The list of invasive alien plants is growing – plants whose growth habits enable them to rapidly out-compete other plants and negatively impact biological diversity. Nine new plants have been added to the EU’s list this year, including Himalayan or Indian balsam, giant hogweed and crimson fountaingrass. Several of them are already causing major problems.

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Can a 3D printer be used in a flower shop?

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 16:40 BST

Future Stories, which is about how to get your message out using VR technology, 3D printing and social media, was presented for the first time at Elmia Garden. Christoffer Wadman, a teaching assistant with the engineering programme at Jönköping University, demonstrated how this technology could be used in the future.

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The winning perennial is an elegant and stately gem

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 15:05 BST

The dark-leaved varieties of Actaea simplex, commonly known as Kamchatka bugbane, are Sweden’s Perennial of the Year for 2018. Selected by the perennial group of the garden section of the Federation of Swedish Farmers, and presented at Elmia Garden in Jönköping, Sweden, it is a plant for connoisseurs that combines a strong and stately presence with liveliness and grace.

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What will be next year’s best innovation for the garden?

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 12:51 BST

Five smart, innovative products have been shortlisted for the Elmia Garden Award for garden product of the year for 2018. They are being exhibited for the first time at Elmia Garden in Jönköping, Sweden.

About Elmia AB

Elmia - the trade show organizer in Jönköping

Elmia AB is a leading Nordic trade show organizer and arranges shows within a wide range of business areas. We also host conferences, congresses and events.

As a meeting-place, Elmia enjoys a powerful position – at the heart of the Nordic region where people and companies either have or are looking for new ideas, products and services.



  • Elmia AB
  • Box 6066
  • 55006 Jönköping
  • Sweden