Enoliexpo: vines and olives in the spotlight
Machines and services for oil and wine production at the heart of Enoliexpo, the restart fair for the Levante exhibition centre after the pandemic. Organisers and exhibitors were satisfied with the success of the event. The next appointment is already scheduled for 2024
First edition in Bari, at the Nuova Fiera del Levante, for the Enolixpo exhibition, dedicated to machinery, equipment, products and services for the olive oil and wine sectors, organised by Globe Trotter.
From 10 to 12 March, 200 exhibitors enlivened the 16,000 square metres of the New Pavilion of the Bari exhibition centre, with equipment and devices for cultivation and full-cycle production of oil and wine, from nurseries to harvesting, from packaging to sales.
Inaugurated at the New Holland stand (main sponsor of the show together with Intesa San Paolo) by Nicola Zanardi, BolognaFiere representative for Fiera del Levante, Carla Palone, Councillor for Economic Development of the Municipality of Bari, Simona Rapastella, General Manager of FederUnacoma, and Sonia Villani, President of Enoliexpo, the three-day event was visited by 10,000 trade members and the general public, who were also able to take part in the numerous conferences and information activities that were organised: these included those dedicated to oil tasting techniques.
The list of bodies and institutions that have collaborated in the success of the event is extensive: Apulia Region, University of Bari, Assoenologi, Association of Oil Millers, Italia Olivicola, Unapol, Unaprol, Women of the Vine Association, Vinidea, Aifo and Mastri Oleari.
FederUnacoma also collaborated in the organisation of the exhibition with the participation of its companies and was present with an institutional stand, giving rise to two different meetings, both held on the opening day of the event. The first was the press conference to present the data and news of EIMA International 2022 to local businesses, held by Simona Rapastella, during which the trend of the Puglia agricultural machinery market was also illustrated. A total of 24,400 tractors were registered in the region in 2021, a 32% increase over the previous year. There were also increases of 50, 58.7% and 7.7% respectively for combine harvesters, lifters and trailers: tractors with loading platforms, on the other hand, remained at the same level as in 2020.
The second meeting involved a focus organised by FederUnacoma with Enoliexpo on "New CAP, NRRP, Transition 4.0: contributions and tax benefits for olive and wine producers".
It was moderated by journalist Sergio Rizzo, Biagio Bianchi and Pasquale Catalano from the Universities of Bari and Molise, who illustrated the most innovative technologies for the two sectors, while agricultural economist Ermanno Comegna gave an overview of the features of the new EU agricultural policy. Other speakers included Roberto Fuzio from the Consorzio Artemide, who described the resources available in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, Alberto Miotti from the Polo Tecnologico Alto Adriatico, who outlined the news and the situation of Italian Law 234/21 (Transition 4.0), and Maurice Sabatino and Matteo Germano from Intesa San Paolo, who gave an overview of the bank's financing for the agri-food sector.