EuroTier exceeds 160,000 visitor barrier

21-11-2016 | | |
Photo: Vincent ter Beek
Photo: Vincent ter Beek

EuroTier 2016 has attracted 163,000 visitors, including 36,000 from outside Germany. The total number of exhibitors was 2,629 from 58 countries, said Dr Reinhard Grandke, CEO of the show’s organiser German Agricultural Society (DLG).

In a press release, the DLG stated that “EuroTier has impressively demonstrated its great appeal to animal producers and experts from all over the world, and has underlined its leading position as the leading global trade fair for modern animal production.”

“In addition, the EnergyDecentral exhibition, which took place alongside EuroTier, has established itself as the international meeting place for the innovative energy supply industry.”

Visitors from outside Germany

Nearly 1 in 4 visitors were from outside Germany. These 36,000 farming professionals represented 5 continents, with the leading countries represented including the Netherlands, Austria, Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland. The proportion of visitors originating from outside Europe increased by a large margin, with more visitors than ever before coming from North and South America, as well as the Middle and Far East.

With some 127,000 trade visitors from Germany, attendance remained at the same high level as 2 years ago.

Solutions for the pig sector

The press release goes on to indicate that “the solutions on show for the pig sector reflected the changing regulatory environment. Key drivers here included pressure to increase efficiency as well as a continued focus on growing legal and social demands.”

“One of the key features of EuroTier is its unique range of feed and animal health offerings. With this wide range of solutions, suppliers of these product segments directly meet the needs of the producers of all major livestock species at the event.”

Interest from political arenas

This year, interest from both the national and international political arenas at EuroTier increased noticeably, DLG reflected. At the invitation of DLG, a range of German members of parliament from both federal and state government, as well as a large number of high-ranking delegations from all over the world, have attended the event.

The focus was on animal welfare, especially among attendees from Germany, and this also played a central role in the ensuing discussions in EuroTier’s technical programme, according to the German Agricultural Society.

The next EuroTier, which will include the EnergyDecentral exhibition, will take place from 13 to 16 November 2018 in Hanover, Germany.

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