FOR a week in November the German city of Hanover will host 2,900 of the worlds most innovative agricultural manufacturers, service providers and conferences at Agritechnia.
The biennial machinery trade fair is organised by the German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft or DLG) and boasted almost half a million attendees in 2015 from across the globe.
DLG said exhibitors from 53 countries have already registered for what is styled as the worlds number one trade fair for agriculture machinery.
The theme for this years event "Green Future – Smart Technology" will include international specialist program.
Organiser DLG said Agritechnia will also play host to a series of conferences such as the 75th international “Land.Technik – AgEng”.
The two day conference is a showcase of current developments in agricultural engineering and the latest research findings, said the DLG.
Participants interested in emerging markets and economies can attend “Ag Machinery International 2017.”
The series of conferences focus on Europe, Africa and Asia with regard to current challenges and opportunities for mechanisation.
The DLG said current technologies and trends on display will ensure a sustainable productivity increase in agriculture.
“These include the latest developments in the field of plant protection including predictive models, nozzle technology and GPS section control,” they said.
“Drone and robot technology will help to produce healthy and sufficient foodstuffs and agricultural raw materials,” said the DLG.
“It will lift the curtain for you on the future of crop production,” they said.
“High-calibre manufacturers and service providers will fascinate an international audience with brand new concepts and spearheading innovations in as many as 23 halls,” said the DLG.
Agritechnica is a truly global fair with about 60 percent of participants being foreign exhibitors.
DLG said the high level of foreign participation is a clear signal of agricultural companies further increasing their global orientation by developing global links.
“They want to use the platform of Agritechnica in a targeted way to open up new markets,” they said.
The event has a focus on innovation with manufacturers planning development cycles and launches around the event, ensuring that attendees see technologies at Agritechnica first.
“More than 300 new products applications have been submitted for judging in the innovation awards at this year's fair” said the DLG.
DLG said a special feature of this years program would be the "Future Crop Protection – Responsibility Needs Ideas" hall which will provide a platform for manufacturers, institutions and specialist partners to present their latest technologies and systems.
“This will create a unique opportunity for visitors to compare systems and offers in one place” they said.
To further enhance the international visitors experience a tailored “match and meet” contact exchange is provided by organised to those who register online.
A young farmers forum and networking event is also on the agenda, though tickets are limited.
Agritechnica will be held in Hanover from 12 to 18 November 2017. Information on tickets, tours and agendas can be found on the Agritechnica website.