International experts from the fields of animal production and feed cultivation gathered in Moscow from 29 to 31 January for AGROS 2020 expo, a realignment of the DLG’s forerunner AgroFarm, organised by DLG RUS. The event, which attracted 320 exhibitors and took place at the city’s IEC Crocus Expo exhibition centre, was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, as well as many other professional associations.
During the official opening ceremony, the first Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Dzhambulat Khatuov, read a greeting from the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Dmitri Patrushev, welcoming participants and guests to the exhibition. He described the AGROS expo trade fair as a reliable platform that would enable representatives of Russian and international industrial companies to establish new business relationships and mutually beneficial cooperation.
The new event organiser DLG RUS is the Russian subsidiary of DLG International GmbH which itself is a subsidiary of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and best known for the AGRITECHNICA and EuroTier trade fairs that take place in Hanover, Germany, in alternate years. As well as attracting an extensive range of Russian manufacturers and suppliers to AGROS expo, DLG RUS was able to bring technologies from a further 27 countries to Moscow, including joint stands from Germany, France, The Netherlands, China and New Zealand.
This year’s inaugural event took place under the guiding theme “Traceability. Quality. Safety. Trust.” and numerous conferences and seminars took place at AGROS expo exploring these aspects of livestock and feed production. The technical programme included 62 specialist events that dealt with modern approaches in these areas.
The programme included the annual meeting of the National Union of Milk Producers, where delegates from across Russia discussed the strategic course of the milk industry; the annual meeting of the National Union of Beef Producers; and an All-Russian agronomic and agro-engineering meeting that also attracted participants from all across the country.
Also taking place at AGROS expo was an international panel discussion “Russia in the global poultry market. Current situation and future prospects”, organised by the National Poultry Union of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the DLG RUS; and the international conference "Ensuring traceability in pig farming as a guarantee for the successful development of domestic and foreign pork markets", organised by the National Union of Pig Producers of the Russian Federation and the European Pig Producers club (EPP).
Innovation was rewarded at the trade fair with the announcement of 17 winners in the "AGROS’ BEST" competition. Awards were presented in categories including “The best product – AGROS 2020", "The best scientific development – AGROS 2020" and "The best service – AGROS-2020".
DLG RUS noted the high quality of 8,086 visitors to AGROS 2020 expo, which included experts from all over Russia and the rest of the world, as well as official delegations and representatives of embassies and trade missions from Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and many other countries.
The next AGROS expo will take place at the IEC Crocus Expo in Moscow from 27 to 29 January 2021.