Russia's leading agribusiness event: record-breaking AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech trade fairs set new standards
The co-located international trade fairs, AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech, once again proved to be the premier destination for the agricultural industry, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, innovations, and expertise across the entire supply chain aimed at enhancing animal and crop production efficiency. Held from 24 to 26 January 2024, at Crocus Expo, Russia's largest international exhibition center, the event witnessed unprecedented success, breaking previous records across various metrics.

AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech are organized in close collaboration with leading industry associations, ensuring that the content and discussions remain at the forefront of industry trends and developments. Strategically held in January, the most convenient time for agricultural specialists, the fairs attract more and more exhibitors and specialist visitors year after year.

With a remarkable increase of 60% compared to the 2023 edition, a total of 713 companies from 24 countries around the globe converged on a sprawling 38,600 square meters of exhibition space, representing a remarkable 90% growth compared to the previous year. This expansion allowed exhibitors to present the most modern solutions and advancements in agriculture to a record-breaking attendance of 18,640 professionals from the agricultural sector, marking a substantial 30% increase from 2023. These attendees hailed from across Russia and neighboring countries, emphasizing the event's significance as a regional hub for agricultural innovation.

Commenting on the success of the event, Gennady Mindru, the Managing Director of Agros Expo Grupp, stated, "We are thrilled to see AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech continue to grow and evolve, attracting more national and international exhibitors, investors, specialist visitors, and industry experts year after year. The remarkable increase in participation underscores the importance of these trade fairs as essential platforms for driving innovation, fostering collaboration, and addressing the evolving needs of the agricultural sector in Russia".

The event featured thematic sections covering various aspects of agriculture, including agricultural machinery, seeds, and other agricultural inputs, equipment for cattle, pig, and poultry production, feed mill and grain industry, feed and veterinary products, and modern genetics. All these fields demonstrated significant development compared to 2023, showcasing the latest advancements and solutions driving efficiency and productivity in agriculture.

Moreover, the processing of animal and plant-based products is increasingly coming into focus. Manufacturers and suppliers of solutions for meat processing, oil extraction, flour milling, vegetable, and fruit processing exhibited their latest innovations. These sections will continue to be actively developed for the next AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech, reflecting the growing importance of value-added processing in the agricultural industry and the ongoing innovation in these areas.

The business program, a hallmark of the event, showcased a record number of industry experts – 574 (+50% compared with 2023) – who spoke at 80 business events (+40%). This demonstrates the commitment of AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech to provide unparalleled opportunities for knowledge exchange and networking among attendees.

The significance of the event was noted at the official opening ceremony by Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Aleksey Gordeev, who remarked, "The exhibition is No. 1 in Russia and, most importantly, created for specialists, industry representatives, analysts, and experts." Gordeev also highlighted the wide participation of foreign companies in the event, which is key to the country's integration into global trends.

The success of AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech underscores their pivotal role in driving the advancement of the agricultural industry in Russia and beyond. As the demand for sustainable and efficient agricultural practices continues to rise, these trade fairs remain steadfast in their commitment to showcasing the latest technologies and solutions that will shape the future of farming.

The trade fairs offer an exceptional opportunity for international manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, equipment, and inputs across diverse sectors including crop, livestock, and poultry farming, as well as milling and grain industries. Additionally, it serves as a prime platform for exhibitors specializing in feedstuffs, animal health products, and genetics to showcase their latest offerings and engage with a diverse audience of industry professionals from Russia and neighboring countries.

The next AGROS and Potato Horti AgriTech will run on January 22-24, 2025 in Moscow, IEC Crocus Expo.

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