The first edition of the EIMA Digital Preview concluded its inaugural day with a positive balance in terms of accesses and online events, in spite of technical problems due to causes external to the EDP digital platform. The Italian police ordered the blocking of a large number of computer servers as part of a vast operation to combat computer piracy and illegal streaming. The action was conducted by the Italian Financial Police to protect intellectual property in 19 countries, leading to the seizure and blackout of over 5,500 IT resources. These included transmission servers, platforms and live-streaming sites, as well as the blocking of 350 Telegram channels in Italy and abroad. It was an unfortunate coincidence - the organizers of FederUnacoma declare - because the action had serious repercussions on network traffic, causing slowdowns and malfunctions also fror EIMA Digitale's activities. In spite of this, the number of accesses to the platform was significant and 30 online conferences and seminars were held during the day. The organizers hope that tomorrow the network traffic will go back to normal and that the platform's many activities can take place without technical problems. Beyond the programme defined for the five official exhibition days, the digital EIMA will remain active after the scheduled period, to host events and initiatives and to support agricultural machinery companies in their promotion to markets around the world.
The digital platform will be perfected quickly, to support the promotional activities of agricultural machinery companies. Over 59 thousand accesses were recorded in the five days of the EDP review, and about 10 thousand users participated in on-line seminars and conferences on salient issues of agricultural mechanization. President Malavolti extended his special thanks to the Minister of Agriculture Teresa Bellanova, and to the representatives of the government and institutions who took part in the EDP event.
EIMA Digital Preview, the first virtual exhibition of agricultural machinery, dedicated Saturday 14 November to the issues of safety, ergonomics, and the prevention of accidents at work in the primary sector. The prevention of accidents with tractors and the devices aimed at improving the well-being of the operator on board the self-propelled machines.
The fourth day of the digital review of agricultural mechanics featured many events centred on cultivation techniques and on the topic of safety, but also on aspects related to information in the sector. A Yearbook brings together all the professionals who deal with communication in the sector's companies, in the competent bodies, and in the specialized media.
The competition between agricultural institutes to develop new agricultural machinery "concepts", promoted by Agia (CIA) and FederUnacoma, was presented as part of the EDP. The projects will have to refer to specific mechanical means for internal areas, useful for revitalizing the range of activities that are possible in a rural environment. The award ceremony will be held at EIMA in Bologna in 2021.