Expanding Hungarian agriculture, growing exhibition
On 28th January, Hungexpo concluded its most successful agricultural exhibition of all time. More visitors and exhibitors attended the 35th AGROmashEXPO hosted at the Budapest Fair Center from 25-28 of January and the 7th AgrárgépShow as well as the simultaneously hosted Hungarian Garden and Viticulture and Viniculture professional fairs than last year.
The most significant Hungarian agricultural exhibition was attended by 45,000 visitors. 350 exhibitors (including 36 from foreign countries) yet again occupied the entire area of the Fair Center: presenting their machines and innovations in 9 pavilions and the accompanying open air space across nearly 40 thousand square meters.
The Hungarian agriculture has been continuously expanding since 2010, producing a 55% growth rate over six years with an output of 2620 billion HUF in 2016, said Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas at the exhibition’s opening ceremony. The minister highlighted the fact that the agriculture is the driving force of the Hungarian economy - not just figuratively, but literally as well, since its mechanization has expanded in recent years, along with its technical standards and level of technology. He added that the agricultural machine manufacturing sector played a major role in this development, which is one of the most important pillars of the agriculture. Sándor Fazekas felt that this year’s prospects for the agricultural machine industry and machine trade are rather favourable as 2017 will be a year of growth for manufacturers and traders alike. Furthermore, he added that the consistent work of the last six years serves as the foundation for the conditions of the further development of the agriculture.
Zsolt Harsányi, president of the Hungarian Association of Agricultural Tools and Machinery Distributors (MEGFOSZ) stated at the opening ceremony: for years, the agricultural machine manufacturing and trade has been a 160 billion HUF market, which is set to increase by an additional 5 billion HUF this year.
Gábor Ganczer, CEO of Hungexpo C.Co.Ltd. had the following to say: the challenges of domestic agriculture put a growing professional demand on farmers, thus increasing the timeliness of the concept of the “reasonable - caring farmer” whilst the generation shift in agriculture is becoming increasingly apparent.
The trade exhibition Hungarian Garden presenting machinery and equipment dedicated for the maintenance of parks and gardens.
The associated co-exhibitions of Hungarian Garden in the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Centre was the same this year as usual: Viticulture and Viniculture, demonstrating the background technology of vine growing and wine making, and the most important domestically organised agrarian exhibition, AGROmashEXPO and AgrárgepShow.
The biggest Hungarian agricultural bunch had 45 000 visitors in 2016. 12% of them arrived primarily for visiting Hungarian Garden.
THE REALM OF GARDENERS AND PARK MANAGERS
The HUNGARIAN GARDEN trade exhibition lists a storehouse of equipment and technology necessary for the purposes of designing, maintaining and working of gardens, parks, communal green areas.
The exhibition thematic covers the professional sector as a whole.