THE WORLD’S LARGEST EXHIBITION WORKING FOR THREE FARMING SECTORS
With 1,100 exhibitors from 25 countries (up 10% on the 2015 show) and a 19% increase in international exhibitors, SITEVI 2017 offered visitors a meeting featuring a wealth of innovation (more than 300 new products presented), dialogue and encounters, thus providing tangible responses to the concerns of the three sectors. There was a noticeable increase in the number of international visitors who hailed from 60 countries (versus 52 in 2015), offering proof of the exhibition’s appeal and wide-ranging offering.
For its 40th anniversary, SITEVI gave centre stage to services and special features to support and assist visitors in a pragmatic and efficient way:
- The Job dating operation allowed employers and applicants to come together, with 402 applications studied and 105 interviews conducted.
- The 40 talks and workshops attracted a great many visitors, with a total of nearly 2,000 people taking part. Among the most popular themes: Robotics, a lever for winegrowing – Productivity of olive orchards – Disease resistant grape varieties.
- The tasting forum enabled some 600 visitors to become acquainted with the aromatic profiles of wines and olive oils from the South of France.
- Finally, the International Hub this year deployed an array of services for international visitors. In addition to farm visits, there was an international producers zone including tasting sessions of products from around the world, and networking sessions.
LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE!
During his visit to the show on Thursday 30 November, Mr. Stéphane Travert, Minister of Agriculture and Food, reasserted his support for these farming sectors. Meanwhile, the Chairwoman of the Occitanie Regional Council, Ms. Carole Delga, announced an investment programme in favour of the Montpellier Exhibition Centre, to be implemented in time for the next edition of SITEVI, scheduled for 26 - 28 November 2019.