Latest news on AgroTech Russia and Golden Autumn

The ‘Golden Autumn 2011’ will take place from 6 to 16 October 2011 at its traditional venue, the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVC), and will include the following events:

6 - 9 October
‘AgroTech Russia’  – the international exhibition for agricultural machinery.
A range of expert events focusing on current topics in arable farming such as application of modern agricultural equipment and machinery,  plant protection and fertilization will be held within the scope of this exhibition.

6 - 16 October
The agricultural products fair - in the outdoor area of the All-Russian Exhibition Centre numerous stands will be offering regional specialities and agricultural products from all over Russia.

13 - 16 October
‘Animal Production and Animal show’  (halls 20,32) and  ‘Food’ (Hall 57) - from regions of Russia and foreign community stands from the food sector.
The opening ceremony will take place on 6 October 2011. Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov,   Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik and other official representatives are expected to attend.

AgroTech Russia 2011 - Dynamic and international

The opening ceremony will take place on 6 October 2011. Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov, Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik and other official representatives are expected to attend.  With around 500 exhibitors having registered, AgroTech Russia 2011 has already achieved a good result. The organizers have noted a substantial increase in the volume of space required, so that a second hall has now been added. Thus AgroTech Russia 2011 will take place in halls 75 and 69 and in the open air area.
The number of exhibitors has risen in several sectors, but the  ‘soil cultivation, seeding and plant care technology’ sector has shown the strongest growth with companies such as Berthoud Agricole, Sulky Burel, Gregoire-Besson, Tecnoma, Bargam, Horsch, Amazone, Monosem, Strom Export s.r.o., SMS, Caruelle, Farmet etc. all taking part. ‘Spare parts and components’, ‘plant protection, fertilizer and seed breeding’ as well as ‘harvest storage and processing’ also exhibit a strong growth impetus.    Forage harvesting machinery is being presented by firms such as Krone, AG Bag and Kuhn whilst potato and sugar beet technology is represented by Grimme, Holmer, Ropa, Gomselmash, Double L etc. Foreign participation also looks to be good this year. Germany still leads the way with 50 companies exhibiting, but the Netherlands are not far behind with 38 and Italy will have 32 companies on site.  However French (11), Chinese (14) and Turkish (9) companies are also demonstrating noticeably greater interest in AgroTech Russia. The strongest Eastern European countries are Belarus with 27 exhibitors and the Ukraine with 12.  In addition to the exhibitors with their individual stands, AgroTech Russia also offers some joint stands.

In the case of Germany, the joint stand has been organised by the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV).  The Dutch Ministry for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality is also backing companies from the Netherlands in their business endeavours in Russia by organising a joint stand at AgroTech Russia. The Italian agri-machinery association UNACOMA will be presenting another 14 companies. Denmark also takes part in the exhibition with its own Country Pavilion, which is being supported by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Click here for the latest list of exhibitors at AgroTech Russia.

AgroTech Russia 2011 - Technical Programme: Focus on innovative developments

Every year the technical programme that accompanies the AgroTech Russia exhibition offers visitors a platform where they can discuss key issues. The experts that take part in the technical programme have the chance to learn about the latest developments and technologies in the field of production and agricultural machinery.  Furthermore, they can make new contacts here and exchange experience as well as expand their own specialist knowledge. The official opening ceremony, including a tour of the exhibition by the Agriculture Minister, will take place on 6 October 2011. On 7 October, the Agriculture Ministers from the Black Sea countries are scheduled to meet for a high-profile meeting and a subsequent tour of  the exhibition, too.  

The technical programme includes the following conferences:

  • Innovative Technologies and New Generation Technology – The Basis for Modernizing Agriculture’
  • International Conference on ‘Empirical Experience and Development Perspectives for Bioenergy Projects in Russian Agriculture’
  • ‘Machinery Test Stations and Their Role in the Technical and Technological Modernization of Agricultural Production’.

AgroTech 2011 will also include panel discussions on ‘Technical regulations and renewal of agricultural machinery’  as well as ‘Problems in seed breeding and seed propagation under free market conditions.’  Furthermore, visitors will have the chance to take part in events showcasing the leasing companies' latest activities. Leading companies from the agricultural machinery sector will be showcasing their latest products and holding a series of workshops, including live demonstrations such as ‘Practical approaches for efficient agricultural machinery use’.

The agrochemical sector will feature in a series of events, including conferences such as ‘Guaranteeing the phytosanitary status of utilizable agricultural areas through the application of integrated plant protection’ and ‘Preserving and restoring the fertility of utilizable agricultural areas through appropriate fertilization’. The major highlight for younger professionals will be the All-Russian Forum which has become somewhat of a tradition at AgroTech Russia. This year it will look at ‘Youth in agribusiness – importance for the innovative development of Russian agriculture’. AgroTech Russia 2011 is also planning to hold a round of talks on the theme of ‘Problems in crop selection under free market conditions’. Also, as part of the expansion of Russian-Dutch cooperation, there will be a series of Special Events organised by the agricultural division of the Dutch Embassy. Here market leaders from the mechanical engineering sector will be showcasing their latest innovations and carrying out a variety of special interest sessions. Live demonstrations on the theme of ‘How effectively can our technology be applied’ round off the broad spectrum of conferences, discussions and seminars that make up this year’s technical programme at AgroTech Russia. Participation in the technical programme is free of charge. All events will be in Russian. It is necessary register in advance.

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