EIMA Agrimach India: seventh edition kicks off
The international exhibition of agricultural machinery, promoted by FICCI and FederUnacoma, opens tomorrow morning in Bangalore. Static exhibition and field trials for a three-day event that aims to strengthen Italian-Indian technical and commercial cooperation.
The seventh edition of EIMA Agrimach India, the international exhibition of machinery, equipment and components for agriculture, opens tomorrow morning at the University of Agricultural Sciences Campus in Bangalore. A solemn inauguration ceremony - starting at 11:00 with the participation of all the major authorities of both the Indian government and the state of Karnataka where the event takes place, as well as the organising bodies, i.e. the Indian Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry FICCI and the Italian Federation of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers FederUnacoma - will open a three-day programme of promotional and informative activities. From Thursday 1 September to Saturday 3, the exhibition area will be open to the public, consisting of businesspeople, farmers and agri-mechanics technicians. It will offer a static display of models produced by more than one hundred manufacturers, and a series of field tests that will enable visitors to see the mechanical equipment at work and test its technical characteristics.
After six editions held in New Delhi - the organisers note - the EIMA Agrimach exhibition will be held for the first time in Bangalore, with an audience particularly interested in the technologies for fruit and vegetable production that constitute one of Karnataka's production excellences. The seventh edition was supposed to take place in December 2021 but had to be postponed to September this year due to the health emergency that effectively brought the entire exhibition calendar to a standstill, on the understanding that the event will return to its normal biennial schedule from December 2023.
EIMA Agrimach India - concluded the representatives of FICCI and FederUnacoma - intends to promote international cooperation in the field of agricultural machinery, and in particular industrial and commercial relations between Italy and the Subcontinent. Numerous Italian industries have already set up production facilities in India, bringing functional technologies to the specific needs of local agriculture.
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