From October 6 to 9, Crocus Expo IEC hosted the VIII International specialized exhibition of agricultural machinery and equipment - AGROSALON 2020, which is rightfully considered the main Russian industry event!
The exhibition was organized by the professional associations of machine builders from Russia and Germany - the Rosspetsmash Association and VDMA Landtecknik, the Agroreport magazine was the strategic sponsor of the event.
The organizers of the exhibition have followed all the recommendations of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare.
For four days of work AGROSALON was visited by 22 people from 912 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Traditionally, this year agricultural producers could come in a group. This year the exhibition was held in the closed borders of the Russian Federation, which reduced the number of foreign delegates. AGROSALON was visited by delegations of ambassadors and diplomats of 72 countries, as well as governors and ministers of agriculture from 29 regions of Russia.
AGROSALON 2020 was attended by 233 companies, including 73 foreign companies from 10 countries of the world: Belarus, Brazil, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, the United States of America and the Czech Republic. Due to the high interest of foreign partners, national pavilions of Germany and Italy were organized. Italy was represented by 18 companies and Germany by 17.
The exposition covered all areas of agricultural machinery and presented more than a thousand exhibits, including 379 models of machinery and equipment. Guests of AGROSALON saw not only completely new models of agricultural machinery, but also improved modifications of existing machines.
The business program of AGROSALON 2020 included more than 20 events, which were attended by heads of government bodies, equipment manufacturers, owners of agricultural holdings, heads of service and dealer organizations, industry experts and the media.
On October 5, on the eve of the exhibition, the Russian Agrotechnical Forum was traditionally held, the key topic of which was “Agro-industrial complex and the covid crisis: consequences, development scenarios, the future”. The Forum was attended by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexander Morozov, Director of the Department of Crop Production, Mechanization, Chemicalization and Plant Protection of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Roman Nekrasov, General Director of Rosagroleasing JSC Pavel Kosov, Director of Pegas-Agro Svetlana Linnik and Group Manager BSP-Agro Sergey Brovkov from Rostov-on-Don.
The first day of AGROSALON started with a press conference on the occasion of the exhibition opening, at which the Chairman of the Exhibition Committee Andrey Efimov, President of the Rosspetsmash Association Konstantin Babkin and General Director of the VDMA Russia Association Sven Flasshoff made speeches. The members of the exhibition committee spoke about the development trends of the world agricultural machinery industry and announced the main figures of the exhibition.
Round tables, seminars and conferences were other important events of the AGROSALON business program.
The most numerous and lively conference was “The Way to Big Milk: Forage Procurement Without Mistakes”. The moderator was Tatiana Nagaeva, Director General of the Milk Institute, expert. The pool of speakers included representatives of well-known companies with serious experience in this area: Agronout, Agrostat, Barenbrug, VMT Agro, Golovkovo, EuroChem Trading Rus, KVS RUS, Krasnokamsky RMZ », Rostselmash, Kverneland, Kuhn, Krone and Pöttinger. The speakers shared their secrets to help domestic farmers become more efficient and successful.
Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, FSUE NAMI and Rosselkhozbank took part in the events of the Agrocomponent zone.
Among the important events of AGROSALON is the signing of agreements. For example, Rosagroleasing held meetings of the management with agricultural machine builders and representatives of the regions. General Director of the company Pavel Kosov signed cooperation agreements with three regions, and his deputy Alexander Suchkov signed 5 agreements with equipment manufacturers.
During the exhibition, General Director of Gomselmash Alexander Novikov signed three cooperation agreements: with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture Sergei Artamonov, with Deputy Prime Minister of the Ryazan Region Dmitry Filippov and with the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Ryazan Region Boris Shemyakin.
Petersburg Tractor Plant signed an agreement with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic for the supply of modern machines on optimal conditions for purchase.
The work of the Rostselmash company with the regions was intense and productive. At the exhibition, the plant signed four agreements on cooperation with the Orenburg and Kursk regions, with the republics of Chuvashia and Bashkortostan.
On October 8, at the AGROSALON 2020 exhibition, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov got acquainted with the latest developments of the domestic agricultural machinery industry. The Deputy Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Alexander Morozov, President of the Rosspetsmash Association Konstantin Babkin and Director of the Rosspetsmash Association Alla Elizarova.
The companies Altai Agricultural Engineering Plant, Almaz, Voronezhselmash, Evrotekhnika, Claas, Navigator-New Machine Building, Pegas-Agro, Petersburg Tractor Plant and Rostselmash demonstrated their equipment to Yuri Borisov. At the stands were presented modern tractors, combines, sprayers, balers, seeders, harrows, grain dryers and other machines.
The Deputy Prime Minister also got acquainted with the works of artists participating in the Festival of Positive Ideological Art "Time Forward!"
At the end of the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister took part in a test drive of the Rostselmash smart combine, during which he was able to personally verify the operation of electronic systems.
The special attention of the guests of AGROSALON was won by the equipment that won the independent professional competition of innovations AGROSALON. In total, 47 developments from all over the world were presented for the competition, of which the best ones were chosen by the international jury. 19 new products were awarded medals, 5 of which received gold and 14 silver. The gold medals of the AGROSALON 2020 Innovative Technology Competition were awarded to the developments of Rostselmash, Amazone, Claas, Rauch and Väderstad. All awarded models were presented in the halls of the exhibition. The solemn ceremony of awarding medals and honorary diplomas of the Competition took place in a solemn atmosphere on October 7 on the stage of the exhibition.
The last day of the exhibition was traditionally devoted to youth. Students from 11 leading agricultural universities of Russia came to plunge into the world of agricultural machinery of the future. Young specialists were able not only to raise the level of knowledge, but also to find future employers among the participants.
AGROSALON has become an event widely covered by the media. Information partners were 58 leading industry publications and Internet portals, including the magazine "Potato System".
AGROSALON is held in a pan-European format - once every two years. The next exhibition will be held from 4 to 7 October 2022 and will not only delight visitors and participants with industry novelties, but also reunite all industry participants!