The upcoming edition of EuroTier in November 2016 will showcase a record number of exhibitors and more than ever these exhibitors will come from abroad.
As of early September, 2,523 exhibitors from 57 countries had signed up for a place at the world’s largest animal husbandry show. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) aims for a total of 2,600 exhibitors when the show will kick off, on November 15.
The largest EuroTier edition, so far, was the 2012 edition, when 2,428 exhibitors made their way to Hanover. Like in previous years, the projected number of visitors will be around 160,000.
Growth could have been even bigger, if the number of companies exhibiting in the show’s ‘BioEnergy Decentral’ hadn’t come down. This section suffered from adverse market conditions, said Dr Karl Schlösser, the show’s project manager, on a press conference earlier this week in Göttingen, Germany.
Remarkable: for the first time the percentage of overseas exhibitors will exceed that of German exhibitors. In total 57.6% of exhibitors (1,453) come from abroad, in total 56 countries.
Of course, most exhibitors hail from Germany (1,070), although this means a reduction by 104 in comparison to 2014. Most prominent foreign country is the Netherlands with 231 exhibiting companies – an increase of 51 in comparison to the 2014 edition. The top-5 exhibiting countries is completed by China (179), France (148) and Italy (133).
Special attention during EuroTier will be given to the theme of ‘The Future of Pig Finishing’.
Themes include e.g. the management of different husbandry concepts, feeding concepts for pigs, alternatives to castration without anaesthesia, and data management and networking.
In total, 251 innovations have been submitted to the EuroTier jury this year. Of these, 25 were chosen to be a ‘winner’. Whether this will be a golden or a silver medal, shall be announced during the EuroTier.
The show shall be held at the Hanover Fairgrounds, 15-18 November, 2016.