Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia 2018, which took place in Thailand from August 22-24, 2018, have been hailed a success.
The shows, which were co-organized by DLG, the German Agricultural Society, and the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, hosted more than 300 exhibitors and 10,677 visitors from 29 countries – a 30% increase on the 2017 shows.
“The growth in the number of exhibitors that attended this year’s event is an excellent indication of how highly they value Agritechnica Asia as a platform to reach Southeast Asia’s farming professionals,” said Peter Grothues, chairman of the supervisory board of DLG International.
“Farmers were able to come and see the latest solutions for their businesses. Many of these innovations were introduced for the first time just nine months ago at Agritechnica 2017 in Germany.”
While Horti Asia focused on showcasing smart horticultural technology to suit the needs of all types of growers, Agritechnica Asia presented a wide range of tractors, farm machinery and equipment, as well as spare parts and accessories that are expected to make a major contribution in the mechanization of new-generation farms in the region
A significant highlight of the trade shows was a series of guided tours conducted for more than 1,000 of Thailand’s most forward-thinking farmers and agricultural government officers. Organized by the Thai Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE) and DLG, the tours offered farmers the opportunity to meet selected exhibitors, and to attend workshops and discussions with international agricultural and horticultural experts.
In addition, a comprehensive conference program saw experts from across the world leading conferences, seminars and workshops for visitors.
Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia will return to Bangkok from May 7-9, 2020.