SITEVI, the world epicentre for three major farming sectors
With 1,100 exhibitors from 25 countries (including 186 newcomers compared with 2017) and a 23% increase in the number of international exhibitors, SITEVI 2019 further reinforced its international reach. The same trend was observed regarding visitors. This year’s show welcomed people from 73 foreign countries (as against 65 in 2017), providing evidence of the appeal and variety of the show’s product and service offering.
Business development and job specialities
Professionals from the three crop sectors congregated at SITEVI with an array of projects to develop. The Business Meetings service, which made its debut this year, proved a hit with attendees, with more than 600 appointments arranged. These enabled visitors to save time, meet new suppliers and find concrete solutions to bring their projects to fruition.
In parallel, the job specialities and recruitment needs were also highlighted throughout the exhibition through Job Dating sessions. These employment speed dates, organised in partnership with APECITA and Vitijob.com, helped to put employers and candidates in contact with one another, with 110 interviews conducted.
High quality content to provide tangible answers
Once again this year, SITEVI offered centre stage to services and special features to provide visitors with pragmatic and efficient support.
- The 55 talks and workshops, organised by IFV, by the show’s partners and by France Olive, drew substantial audiences and a total of 6,000 participants
- The Tasting forum, thanks to its 22 masterclasses and its Tasting corner, gave many visitors precious insight into the changing face of wine and olive growing
- Finally, the Start-up Village, a venue for expression and exchange, acted as a springboard for young and innovative firms working in agriculture, including Agroptima, Clic parcelle, #Cofarming, Visca, Restons en vigne, Wizifarm, Local Art…
A reference tradeshow at the centre of the latest developments
The innovation capabilities of players from all three sectors was showcased during the show through the SITEVI Innovation Awards, the Innovation Trail and the 300 new products presented by exhibitors. Moreover, SITEVI was at the centre of the latest developments with the launch of the European project Up2DIVA by Agri Sud Ouest Innovation (a programme to accelerate innovation processes and the deployment of digital solutions developed by SMEs) and the Mas Numérique, by Montpellier SupAgro and INRA.
Looking to the future!
At the exhibition’s gala evening, Mr. Jean-Pierre Van Ruyskensvelde, Co-chairman of the SITEVI Innovation Awards judging panel and Chief Executive of Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin, applauded “the extraordinarily diverse range of solutions presented and the vitality of the companies who help the sector to develop and adapt, in a context in which everyone must necessarily draw on innovation to address strategic challenges: climate change (frost, hail, drought, heatwave, etc.), agroecology (with a ‘historical’ commitment by French wine sector stakeholders), market adaptation (disrupted export business, changes in consumer tastes) and access to qualified labour.”
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See you again in 2021, from 30 November to 2 December