Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia are all set to open on August

AGRI HOrtiLatest agriculture machinery and equipments will ne on display during the event. (Image source: VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.)Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia are all set to be held in Bangkok from 22-24 August 2018, focusing on the region’s increasing demand for agricultural and horticultural technology, which has registered significant market growth in recent years

Thailand, which is one of the world’s largest rice producers, is considered a major hub for farming and food production technologies in Asia, and according to an Indian government report, the agricultural machinery market in the country was valued at US$805.10mn in 2014.

With the agricultural workforce ageing and young people migrating towards the cities where the industry is prevalent, Thailand’s agricultural and horticultural businesses are approaching a crossroads between the practices of the past and the new technologies employed by modern agribusiness.

This is the reason why Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia are set to adopt the theme “Solutions for Horticulture and Agricultural Industries,” to provide powerful platforms where global experts from manufacturing, research and academia will share knowledge and provide advice on new techniques and technology aimed at increasing productivity in Asian agribusiness. The event is organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.

Visitors will be able to meet more than 200 exhibiting companies from Asia-Pacific and Europe, which will explore new opportunities to do business.

The event is in line with Thailand government’s stated aim to improve agricultural production and promote agricultural mechanisation to reduce labour requirement and increase efficiency in the sector. Although the country currently boasts a robust agriculture sector and remains highly competitive in global export markets, demographic shifts will require more efficient and streamlined production methods going forward to keep Thai farmers profitable.

Systems and Components

Taking place for the second time, Agritechnica Asia has established itself as the trade fair for agricultural machinery in the Asian-Pacific region. This year it will include the Systems and Components Asia exhibition – an international platform for the latest developments in engines, hydraulics, axles, gearboxes, cabins, electronics and other components for agricultural machinery and related industries – for the first time.

Horti Asia is the region’s leading event for horticultural professionals involved in growing fruit, flowers, vegetables, and plant production and greenhouse technology. This event is returning to Bangkok for the sixth time, and for 2018, the organisers have joined forces with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) to pave the way for collaborative education and to provide a knowledge platform for the horticultural sector in Asia.

International governments and associations that have already confirmed as participants in the exhibitions this year include the Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering (TSAE), Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific (ReCAMA), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Horticulture Science Society of Thailand, South Korea’s Foundation of Agriculture Technology Commercialisation and Transfer, Embassy of The Netherlands and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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