EuroTier 2010, closed off last Friday, attracted a total of more than 140,000 visitors. The animal husbandry and bioenergy trade show, held 16-19 November in Hanover, Germany, also greeted 23,500 international visitors.
These figures were made public by Dr Reinhard Grandke, CEO of the German Agricultural Society (DLG). Dr Grandke said that the show’s record attendance had reflected ‘the optimistic mood in the sector’.
Some 23,500 international visitors from 78 countries came to the exhibition. This represents an increase of about 6%. The largest detachments of foreign visitors came from the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, the United Kingdom, Russia, France and Ireland.
Despite the absence of a World Poultry show, the number of exhibitors increased by 8%. Altogether 1,939 direct exhibitors and 28 additionally represented firms from 49 countries presented their programmes and innovations. Approximately 40% of exhibitors were of foreign origin.
The section BioEnergy Decentral presented 550 exhibitors from 20 countries and they met with exceptionally high interest, Grandke said. Some 42,000 specialists visited this exhibition, including nearly 7,000 international visitors.
Grandke said that livestock farmers are now setting their agenda for the future. “As a survey of visitors conducted by an impartial market research institute shows, around 60% of the visitors plan to invest. This high level shows that business farmers will continue to put every effort into developing their operating concepts. EuroTier 2010 with its comprehensive information programme has provided orientation and guidance for them here.”
The next EuroTier with the World Poultry Show and BioEnergy Decentral will be held in Hanover from 13 to 16 November 2012.