May 03, 2018

04/05/2018: Grain Tech Expo, Ukraine

by Tom Blacker, Milling and Grain

Milling and Grain magazine were again exhibiting and taking part as media partners of the International Exhibitions - Grain Tech Expo 2018, AgroAnimal Show 2018 and Fruit, Vegetables, Logistics 2018 from 21 to 23 February 2018.

With the British Pavilion hosting our exhibition and magazine distribution again, it was a successful and interesting conference for Tom from Milling and Grain. This pavilion was located with six other European national pavilions for Austria, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands and collective expositions of Turkey and China.

The combination of three themes in the title of the events was just one of the changes and expansions for this year. The new venue in Kyiv for 2018 was on the left bank of the Dnipro river at the International Exhibition Centre, which was the same venue for last May’s Eurovision Song Contest.

According to Serhii Vysotskyi, Director of Agroindustrial Exhibitions and event organisers, said in the event programme that over 550 companies were located on 28,000 square metres of floor space, including 150 companies from over 20 foreign countries and 18,000 visitors were expected over the three days. Over 30 conferences meant a focused set of discussions were feeding into an interesting week for all.

The three connected exhibition halls were all offering something for all in agriculture. There were machines and products on almost every stand which really gave the visitors interest in whatever hardware from field to processing for their needs. There were also a greater number of conference rooms than before hosting many meetings and industry forums for this, the largest gathering in Ukraine for the year.

The awards evening for exhibitors was popular again with around 150 attendees in the European Hall at the President Hotel in central Kyiv on the first evening, 21 February 2018. Awards were given to different exhibitors for industry awards regarding their place in the market - all chosen from a survey of Ukrainian manufacturers. The event was enjoyed by all as a great networking event with live music, food and drinks for a pleasant atmosphere.

Generally, the country of Ukraine and region is experiencing more stability than in the past. It is a breadbasket for grain production and is located with excellent crop-growing regions. Wheat is in abundance in the central and northern parts of Ukraine. By 2018’s fourth quarter is due to give Ukraine a bumper harvest on top of an annual economic growth figure of 3.5 percent, rising to four percent closing next year according to the World Bank’s latest spring update. General reforms and European alignment of regulations is set to help the agricultural industry gain further.

Read the full show report in Milling and Grain website, HERE.

Visit the Grain Tech Expo website, HERE.

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