Expanding Hungarian agriculture, growing exhibition
On 28th January 2017, Hungexpo concluded its most successful agricultural exhibition of all time. More visitors and exhibitors attended the 35th AGROmashEXPO hosted at the Budapest Fair Center from 25-28 of January and the 7th AgrárgépShow as well as the simultaneously hosted Hungarian Garden and Viticulture and Viniculture professional fairs than last year.
The most significant Hungarian agricultural exhibition was attended by 45,000 visitors. 350 exhibitors (including 36 from foreign countries) yet again occupied the entire area of the Fair Center: presenting their machines and innovations in 9 pavilions and the accompanying open air space across nearly 40 thousand square meters.
The Hungarian agriculture has been continuously expanding since 2010, producing a 55% growth rate over six years with an output of 2620 billion HUF in 2016, said Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas at the exhibition’s opening ceremony. The minister highlighted the fact that the agriculture is the driving force of the Hungarian economy - not just figuratively, but literally as well, since its mechanization has expanded in recent years, along with its technical standards and level of technology. He added that the agricultural machine manufacturing sector played a major role in this development, which is one of the most important pillars of the agriculture. Sándor Fazekas felt that this year’s prospects for the agricultural machine industry and machine trade are rather favourable as 2017 will be a year of growth for manufacturers and traders alike. Furthermore, he added that the consistent work of the last six years serves as the foundation for the conditions of the further development of the agriculture.
Zsolt Harsányi, president of the Hungarian Association of Agricultural Tools and Machinery Distributors (MEGFOSZ) stated at the opening ceremony: for years, the agricultural machine manufacturing and trade has been a 160 billion HUF market, which is set to increase by an additional 5 billion HUF this year.
Gábor Ganczer, CEO of Hungexpo C.Co.Ltd. had the following to say: the challenges of domestic agriculture put a growing professional demand on farmers, thus increasing the timeliness of the concept of the “reasonable - caring farmer” whilst the generation shift in agriculture is becoming increasingly apparent.
The only hungarian trade exhibition of technology in viticulture and winery offers yet another opportunity for introducing market operators in the sector at the end of January in 2017. Bring along your new offers and launch the new year with a number of good deals!
The associated co-exhibitions of Viticulture and Viniculture in the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Centre shall be the same this year as well: the most important domestically organised agrarian exhibition, AGROmashEXPO, AgrargepShow and Hungarian Garden, an event of gardening and park management.
The bunch of exhibition attracted 45.000 visitors in 2016, 11% of which was primarily interested in the Viticulture and Viniculture trade exhibition, while 18% of all visitors indicated that they are interested in vine growing and wine making.
FROM VINEYARD PLANTATION TO THE PRODUCTION OF WINE
The thematic covers the entire supply chain of wine making. Any product, technology and service associated with wines can be presented at the exhibition and from the past few years on wineries are also offered the opportunity to introduce themselves.
DISTILLATION OF SPIRITS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
In 2017 we would like to provide emphatically an opportunity to present equipment and devices used for distillation of spirits (“pálinka”), complementing the topics related to wineries.
Thus we reckon with the presence of all who deal with the manufacture and distribution or marketing of equipment and tools used for making pálinka.
An additional new feature is the appearance of sector related environmental and hygienic equipment, machinery or tools, and the introduction of the more and more widely spread information technology solutions.