55th International Fair Of Agriculture And Food
The Jubilee, 55th AGRA Fair, the largest and most important agricultural-food fair in Central Europe, will again this year serve numerous exhibitors innovations in the field of agriculture and the food industry, attractive exhibitions of farm animals and specimen crop plantations.
In Gornja Radgona from Saturday 26th to Thursday 31st August 2017, more than 1700 exhibitors from 30 countries around the world will be presented under the slogan "Traditionally fresh!" The key event to mark the 2017 fair will be the meeting of Central and Eastern European countries and the People’s Republic of China 16 + 1. An important mission of the mechanism, which in the field of forestry is leading precisely Slovenia, is to promote sustainable and multifunctional management of forests, green economy development and ecological culture, which will also receive important emphasis in the exhibition and professional fair program. At the AGRA Fair special attention will be paid to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, food from our proximity, sustainable farming and forest management, and agricultural techniques for highly efficient and sustainable farming. The partner country will be China, with state and provincial presentations being given by numero0us other countries and regions.
Along with the above mentioned AGRA will, of course, present the world's leading brands of agricultural and forestry machinery, novelties in the field of equipment and means for the production of human and environmentally friendly foodstuffs and top-quality produce, nutritional products, meals, wines and products of the Slovenian food processing industry as well as supplementary activities of farms. At the exhibition venues, exhibitions, consultations and professional events, the most prominent state, chambers, economic and professional institutions will be presented.
The fair will be lively with presentations of indigenous animals, cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats in stables and arenas, as well as presentations of beekeeping, small animals and pond fish. There will be interesting workshops and guided tours of the central exhibition ground garden, the permacultural and demonstration garden, and the permanent hop plantation, Slovenian vine selection, and old varieties of apple trees and in the forest park garden. Agra will be accompanied by valuable professional consultations, important business gatherings, professional and social meetings as well as markets, tastings, competitions and entertaining events.
- International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
- food from our proximity
- sustainable farming
- sustainable forest management
- agricultural technology for highly effient and sustainable farming
PARTNER COUNTRY - CHINA
With the presentation of Chinese agricultural and food companies, the AGRA Fair will offer an excellent business environment for networking and concluding new businesses. On the opening day, the partner country will also be included in the opening protocol with a cultural program. Presence has already been confirmed by the Chinese Minister of Agriculture.
CEEC 16+1 MEETING AND EVENT
The Fair will be marked by the appearance of participating countries in the coordination mechanism between the People's Republic of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (16 + 1) - APAC - the Association for the Promotion of Agricultural Cooperation between China and CEEC countries. The coordination mechanism refers to the field of agriculture and nutrition. At the presentation at Agra 2017, will be all members of the mechanism: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. Slovenia, as the president of the group 16 + 1 for the field of forestry, this year hosts the 12th Agriculture and Trade Forum between the People's Republic of China and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This will be one of the most important events in Slovenia this year, at which political and economic delegations from 16 countries are expected. Visits by important ministerial and economic delegations bring acceleration of cooperation in the fields of agriculture, food business and education among all seventeen countries.
MEET4BUSINESS B2B EVENT
The Maribor Development Agency / Enterprise Europe Network are organizing the cooperation meeting MEET4BUSINESS AGRA 2017 on August 29, 2017. The meeting represents a unique opportunity for businesses, craftsmen, organizations and interested individuals to establish contacts and exchange experience with potential business partners from Slovenia and European countries. The program enables individual meetings with potential partners based on pre-selected meetings. The thematic areas will be: nutrition, agriculture and agricultural technology, sustainable tourism, forestry, packaging and packaging techniques. More information: http://meet4businessagra2017.talkb2b.net