On the 14th-20th of May 2016, Novi Sad Fair will be hosting the 83rd International Agricultural Fair in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia.
The International Agricultural Fair is one of the five largest European events in the field, the event being one of the 15 annual fairs hosted in Novi Sad.
This Novi Sad International Fair stands out as a prestigious event, gathering over 1,500 exhibitors from more than 60 countries worldwide and is visited by a great number of experts and a general audience around innovation in the agricultural area. It’s the perfect display for products and services and a professional environment where numerous new contacts, deals and agreements can be made.
The International Agricultural Fair confirms and enlarges its reputation year after year, as one of the most important business events in the field of agriculture around the Western Balkans, and it’s easily among the top ten agricultural fairs in Europe.
It brings together the cutting edge and most important companies and the last achievements in the field of agricultural production, food and beverage production, agricultural machinery and equipment for the food industry, chemicals and pesticides, organic food and other products and services in the agribusiness sector. During the Fair, the city itself turns into a meeting point for farmers and business representatives.
The 2016 edition of the International Agricultural Fair outlines include:
- Italy will be present as the partner country for the 83rd International Agricultural Fair,
- Collective shows will be arranged, including exhibitors from Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, China, Hungary, Republika Srpska (one of two entities within Bosnia and Herzegovina), Turkey, etc.
- Several B2B meetings will be set up for startups and companies representatives.
- The organic food focus will include the presentation of organically grown products. Also, products with protected geographical indication will be in the spotlight.
- An agricultural machinery showcase will take place. Also the biggest National Cattle Show will connect with the latest deployments in technological advancement for the livestock.
- Representatives of state bodies in charge of agriculture, chambers of commerce and association will also be present at the event.
For the first time, the AGRO BIT exhibition will take place. It will be a unique opportunity for outstanding companies that are using IT solutions to empower their applications and services, to underline the disruptive value of such technologies and how they can, not only boost agricultural developments, but also make them sustainable over time.
FRACTALS is one of the 16 accelerators, part of the FIWARE Accelerator Programme. Its aim is to support the community of innovative ICT SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop FIWARE based applications with high market potential, addressing the needs of the agricultural sector. FRACTALS Call has been open to all European SMEs and web-entrepreneurs, additionally focusing on areas which are considered as “white spots” (Balkans, South East Europe).
FRACTALS has offered technological and business mentoring and up to 150,000€ to the selected SMEs and web-entrepreneurs, so that they can develop applications based on FIWARE technologies for the Agricultural Sector. FRACTALS accelerator has distributed a total amount of €5.52M among startups from 26 countries.
Agribusiness is one of the most vital domains where smart technologies are needed. Among the challenge of the smart agricultural area we can find: the rising global populations that require a larger and optimized food production; the more frequent extreme weather events that may destroy crops or affect livestock; the exodus of young people from farming and rural communities to cities; the high levels of waste in our food and energy systems from traditional industrial and agricultural practices.
An ample range of startups and business innovators are applying the FIWARE Open Source platform to create new technologies that address these challenges. Leveraging mobile, web and data technologies to disrupt current agricultural and food distribution systems is essential to enable a continuous and sustainable production after healthy food for our populations.
For more information, visit the official website: http://www.sajam.net/live/Events/Fairs/2016/Agricultural+Fair