October 31 – November 2, 2017 were the days, when the main agricultural event of autumn – The International Exhibition of Effective Solutions for Agribusiness “AgroComplex 2017” – welcomed its participants and visitors.
The exhibition was supported by Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation, Association “Ukrainian Agribusiness Club”, National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany, German Agricultural Society DLG and Economic Office at Embassy of France to Ukraine.
The governmental authorities, who were present at the ceremony of the official opening, pointed out that the exhibition “AgroComplex 2017” reflected modern agro-technological situation and had its individual concept idea.
“It is very logical that the exhibition “AgroComplex” goes under the name “Search for Effective Solutions for Agribusiness”, because the world is changing extremely fast today, due to global warming, tendency of changing consumers’ preferences and structural alteration of global food market. All these factors greatly influence agriculture and agro-food sector of our country. I am confident, that at this exhibition today you will definitely find what you are looking for, because the structure of the exhibition is well-designed. You will find all the necessary elements starting from manufacture up to the final consumer: economic market information, seeds and gardening, inner logistics, machinery, technologies and equipment – in a nutshell, everything a modern manufacturer needs.”
LeonidKozachenko, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, President of All-Ukrainian Public Association “Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation”:
“Today is a big festival for Ukrainian agrarians. All of them have come here today in order to share their experience, as well as to get the information about world trends of development of advanced agrarian technologies and implement them in their own manufacture for even better results. I wish every visitor of this exhibition to get the things he lacks for maximum realization of his business potential in agricultural sphere, and consequently to contribute to the increase of gross agricultural output by three times, which our sector can provide.”
HermannIntemann, Head of Department for Food, Agriculture, Consumers’ Rights Protection and Environmental Protection atEmbassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine:
«Dear ladies and gentlemen! This day is very significant, because the exhibition “AgroComplex”, which will highlight modern technological achievements in the sphere of agriculture, opens today. The exhibition offers a powerful platform, which unites farmers on the one hand, and the people, who provide these new technologies, on the other hand.”
“I would like to thank the organizers for their efforts to hold agricultural exhibitions regularly and to find new concept ideas for the exhibition itself, as well as for different meetings and exchange of ideas. I believe that it is very useful for manufacturers. We are very glad to cooperate, exchange experience and provide goods and services to improve manufacture.”
Volodymyr Ivanov, Chairman of “Kyiv International Contract Fair” LLC:
“Unlike other exhibitions, “AgroComplex” has a vivid idea to promote innovative technological and organizational solutions for different types of agrarian households. Achievements of domestic and foreign manufacturers in the fields of selection and seeds, agro-chemistry and means of plant protection, biological preparations, inner logistics presented here are aimed at increasing economic efficiency of agricultural manufacturing.”
Main statistic data:
- Exhibition area – 20 000 m2
- Over 250 participating companies
- 13countries-participants:China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA.
- National exposition of Germany
- Collective exposition of France
- 25 business events with participation of the leading experts of agricultural industry and governmental authorities: conferences, round tables, seminars, presentations, workshops.
Officially the exhibition was visited by 13 561 specialists
The scope of participating companies also proves technological direction of the exhibition and its large scale. Among the participants of the exhibition there are such world-famous seed companies as Limagrain, Maisadour Semences, DSV (Deutsche Saatveredelung AG), RAGT Semences, as well as Ukrainian companies Rost Agro, MAIS Company, APK Mais LLC, Selecta, VNIS and others.
The companies, which offered complex technological solutions for horticulture, include Agrimatco, Himagromarketing, Dnipro Association-K, Agro Marketing Group, APK-Group, BTU-Center.
Undoubtedly, it is impossible to imagine effective technologies without highly productive modern machinery. Visitors of the exhibition had a chance to get technical expert consultations from a range of renowned companies, for instance, KUHN, Vaderstad, Berthoud, Gaspardo, Agrimatco, ROPA, MZURI, Trimble, KMZ, Big Dutchman, Grimme, Frank Lemex, Agrokhim, Agrarian Industrial Company and others.
The exposition of domestic manufacturers of trailers and sprayers was unprecedentedly huge. Such companies as Veles Agro, Ltd. joint venture Krasnyansky “Agromash”, Agromash-Kalina, Lvivahromashproekt, OZSM Agrotech, Orikhivsilmash, LLC “Vinmashpostach”, Technopol, Soroka I.F. and many others presented at the exhibition not only their traditional lines of products, but also many interesting new inventions.
A rich business program of events with participation of famous Ukrainian and foreign experts of agrarian sector took place at the exhibition, which allowed operators of domestic market to find optimal solutions for the actual problems.
This year “AgroComplex” for the first time has exceeded the framework of an exhibition project, in 2017 the managing team of the exhibition created a special project named “Agro Test Field 2017”.
What is “Agro Test Field 2017”?
From March till November 2017 the organizer together with seed and resource companies in real conditions of households in steppe and forest steppe zones of Ukraine tested 63 corn hybrids. From the beginning of the sowing campaign to the crop harvesting, the team of the project monitored key technological operations, consequences of force majeure situations and efficiency of the decisions the specialists of these households made.
Results of “Agro Test Field” were highlighted and discussed during the final agrotechnological forum “Corn. Architecture of Cost. Test 2017”, which was held on November 1 at the exhibition.
The following questions were in the focus of participants of the Agrotechnlgical Forum:
- analysis and prospects of corn market development;
- peculiarities of the use of No-Till technology in corn growing;
- application of anhydrous ammonia and poultry manure as non-ballast fertilizers;
- programs of anti-stress protection for plants (against frost, drop of temperature at night, droughts);
- methods to control weeds;
- application of Trichogramma by UAVs and control of efficiency.
Round table: “Agrarian Ukraine. Concept of the world’s leadership”
Goal: to attain a holistic understanding of the concept and way how Ukraine can gain the positon of the world’s leader as a developed agrarian and industrial country.
Main topics of the round table:
- What type of country should Ukraine become on the international arena: export oriented economy that produces raw materials or highly industrial country with technologically developed agriculture, manufacturing of material and technical resources and food industry?
- What agricultural model does Ukraine follow: large-scale production with maximum concentration of land resources in the hands of one household owner or the model of family farm corporation with middle-sized land bank?
- How to find common points for the subjects of all chains of agro-industrial complex in order to provide synergic development of agricultural economy with related industries and development of rural areas?
International conference: “From survival to development. Successful experience of the use of cooperation tools and financial and credit institutions”
The main goal of the conference was to help small and medium agricultural manufacturers to choose effective organizational models of cooperation and schemes of attraction resources, which will ensure growth of economic indicators of the business and stable development of rural areas. The event was aimed at small and medium-sized agribusiness, as well as everyone who is willing to develop innovative approach and is looking for additional opportunities to realize his own and collective business ideas.
The day of a young specialist: “Your professional start”
Where can one find a young specialist? Surely, at “AgroComplex 2017”!
Around 400 students of agricultural universities took part in the Day of a young specialist: “Your professional start”, which was held on November 2 as a part of the exhibition. It was the third time when the event was organized and it was expected to help students and graduates to find their first cherished job!
This year the number of leading agro-industrial companies and agroholdings, which participated in the job fair, was a record: KERNEL, ІМК, Cygnet Agrocompany, ED&F Man Ukraine, Nibulon, High Field, Agrosem, Svarog West Group, Agro Legion, Group of companies VITAGRO, Timac Agro Ukraine, Jupiter 9 Agroservice, Danone Ukraine.
The event was organized and held by the portal “Agrocareer” together with “Kyiv International Contract Fair” LLC and State Agency Research Guidance Center “Agroosvita” with the support of Association “Ukrainian Agribusiness Club”.
Thanks to the participation of the leading international and domestic companies, rich and powerful business program and cooperation with the leading organizations of the branch, the exhibition “AgroComplex” has become the main intellectual and effective marketing platform, which helps to estimate prospects of development and promotion of companies on Ukrainian and international markets. ІМК, Cygnet Agrocompany, ED&F Man Ukraine, ТОВ СП "Нібулон", ТОВ "Хай Філд", ТОВ "Агросем", Корпорація «Сварог Вест Груп», ТОВ "Агро Легіон", Група компаній VITAGRO, Timac AgroУкраїна, ТОВ «Юпітер 9 Агросервіс», ТОВ "Данон Україна".
The organizer of “AgroComplex 2017” – the company “Kyiv International Contract Fair” – is truly grateful to all the companies, which participated in the exhibition and its business program and wishes everyone success in their business endeavors!
Contacts of the organizer:
Phone: +38 044 461-9368, 490-64-69,