12 August 2022
100th anniversary of trade show fast approaching
WITH less than three months to go before its 100th-anniversary edition (November 6th to 10th at Paris Nord Villepinte), more than 80% of the display area has already been sold at SIMA, the international exhibition of solutions and technologies for high-performance and sustainable agriculture.
There are 112 new exhibitors who are new to the show this year and organisers say there is a strong international contingent, with exhibitors coming from France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia; Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
At the centre of the exhibition will be an area devoted to technology - SIMA TECH.
Located in hall 6, this will include 50 start-ups who will present their latest innovations in the Start-up Village, and 15 exhibitors in the Robotics Village which will focus on the development of robotics in agriculture, with talks and discussions.
The SIMA Innovation Awards have been championed by a new chairman, Christian Huyghe, Scientific Director for Agriculture at INRAE. This year, the judging panel comprises 20 French and international specialists.
Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, September 27th and the winners will be revealed at the show on November 6th.
In partnership with AXEMA and Nuffield France, SIMA is organising a new competition: the SIMA Farming Awards. Following on from the profiles of innovative farmers displayed at previous shows, the aim is to promote novel initiatives by French and European farmers. For this first edition, the competition is open to farmers from the following countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. They must be involved in a sustainable transition process and be able to demonstrate results with social, economic or environmental impact.
Registrations are open until August 26th.
To tie in with the 100th anniversary, 100 profiles of people that have made a noteworthy contribution to the trade show will be showcased through their testimonies on social media, the SIMA website, newsletters and throughout the show.
For details on how to register or enter the competition, please visit our events page here.