EuroTier reports record number of visitors
EuroTier has impressively demonstrated its strong pulling power for animal farmers and
experts from all over the world, concluded organiser DLG at the close of
the exhibition for animal husbandry and management.
Some 130,000 visitors came to the Exhibition Grounds
in Hanover from 11 to 14 November 2008 to gather information about
machinery and equipment, genetics, farm inputs and services for modern animal
husbandry as well as potentials in the field of bioenergy and local energy
supply. As a result DLG has recorded a record number of visitors – eleven
percent up on the figure for the last exhibition.
has further consolidated its position as the world's leading exhibition for
professional animal husbandry. BioEnergy Europe has become established as key
exhibition for bioenergy and local energy supply.
individual conclusions can be drawn:
• The number of exhibitors has grown
by 15 percent. 1,764 direct exhibitors and 44 additionally represented
firms from 46 countries presented their programmes and innovations. The very
high proportion of foreign exhibitors (42 percent) clearly proclaims the
international status of EuroTier.
• With some 130,000 visitors, EuroTier
2008 was the information forum for forward-looking investors. This high level of
interest reflects confidence in the medium and long-term potential of the
branch. Discussions on the stands regarding the short-term outlook were coloured
by the impacts of the general economic uncertainty.
• More than 22,000
visitors came from abroad – from over 80 countries. The largest contingents came
from the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark. Against the
backdrop of the current financial crisis the investors from Central and Eastern
Europe sought above all orientation to help them steer their farms and
businesses in the short term. The high numbers of visitors from the Near, Middle
and Far East is particularly encouraging.
• The pig sector is the mirror
of the entrepreneurial and professional development of the branch. Pig
production is becoming increasingly more global, and division of labour is
rising. In this segment Germany with its strong position acts as a pacemaker in
The next EuroTier will be held in Hanover from 16 to 19
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