2024 Edition, preparing a successful event
In just one and a half months, registrations have jumped over 1330, with already 412 foreign companies booked. The number of exhibitors is expected to grow and the entire exhibition centre is expected to be sold out. Mariateresa Maschio: "there is great confidence but also great expectations from the operators". Simona Rapastella: "EIMA is an ‘innovation factory’ where the agriculture of the future is built"
The 46th edition of EIMA International, the world exhibition of agricultural mechanics that will be held from 6 to 10 November 2024 and which began the organizational phase on 30 November last year with the opening of registrations for the exhibiting industries, starts in a dazzling way. In just a month and a half – announces FederUnacoma, the federation of Italian manufacturers that has always been the direct organizer of the exhibition – 1,330 registrations have been formalised, of which 918 by Italian industries and 412 by foreign manufacturers. With this rate of adhesions – explains the Events Office of FederUnacoma – it is likely that it will soon be possible to reach and exceed the number of 1,530 exhibitors of the 2022 edition, occupying in each order of place the 140 thousand net square meters (350 gross) of the Bologna exhibition centre. Significant is the fact – reported by the Events Office – that together with the confirmations of the companies that are traditionally present at EIMA International, numerous requests have been received from new companies, demonstrating a growing interest in the Bologna event. This first booking phase will be followed by careful work on the allocation of exhibition spaces, divided by product sectors – says the FederUnacoma Events Office – with the aim of placing the participating industries in the best way and guaranteeing each of them the right visibility. "The speed with which the manufacturers are signing up is a sign of great confidence towards this exhibition – observes the President of FederUnacoma Mariateresa Maschio – but it is also indicative of the very high expectations that the agromechanical world has towards EIMA". "We have the responsibility to offer an exhibition of the highest level - says the President - both in terms of technical content and in terms of cultural aspects and political reflections, since this exhibition addresses the great challenges of global agriculture, first of all, those of food security and environmental sustainability". EIMA International is an event of great appeal for economic operators, agricultural entrepreneurs and agricultural mechanization technicians from all over the world, but it is also the place where the sector's development strategies are outlined and where you learn about the new models of agriculture and the transformations that robotics, advanced electronics and artificial intelligence are bringing to field cultivation. "This exhibition, which in the last edition reached a record number of 327 thousand visitors from 150 countries, offering over 50 thousand models of machines, equipment and components and a program of over 150 conferences and meetings on technical, economic and political topics – explains the general director of FederUnacoma Simona Rapastella – is a true ‘factory of innovation’, as the slogan of the campaign chosen for this edition says, where everyone, from manufacturers to universities, from agricultural companies to professional organizations, work to give agriculture a future, the best possible".