Thailand to host first SIMA ASEAN

Impact Exhibition Center1The Impact Exhibition Center in Bangkok will host the first edition of SIMA ASEAN in September. (Image source: SIMA)International trade show organiser SIMA has joined hands with Thai trade show organiser IMPACT to present the first ever SIMA ASEAN in Bangkok from 17-19 September 2015

SIMA ASEAN will primarily cater to the demand for agricultural machinery and growth in mechanisation of agricultural practices in ASEAN countries that comprise Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

According to the organisers, there is a dynamic expansion in agriculture in these nations, which has also given rise to the growth in mechanisation/modernisation of agricultural practices. Taking the new revolution further, there is a pressing need to improve agriculture inputs, introduce better equipment and enhance first food processes.

SIMA show manager Martine Degremont said, “I’m very proud to bring SIMA to Bangkok for its first edition abroad and to partner with IMPACT. Being in Thailand will enable SIMA to shine all around ASEAN countries, bringing experience from well-established agricultural companies and provide Asian professionals with strong and efficient solutions to meet their needs.”

Degremont added that Thailand has been chosen as the host country in a bid to position it as an agribusiness hub in Southeast Asia.

Thailand agricultural expo manager Sirapat Kettarn said, “As Thailand is an agricultural country, and also the hub for ASEAN’s agriculture industry, joining together with SIMA for SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015, we can bring in technologies, innovations and create a place where all agribusinesses in Southeast Asia come together.”

Through the show, a range of complete products that suit the region’s needs will be presented to attendees. The products include inputs, traction, soil working equipment, plant treatment, harvesting, irrigation, storage, breeding equipment, spare parts, new technologies and first food process among others. In addition, the latest innovations pertaining to regional crops as well as conferences will be presented that would assist ASEAN farmers and breeders in the development of their businesses.

Currently, 117 exhibitors have registered for the event but event organisers say that more than 300 exhibitors will be present at the show. They also expect more than 15,000 delegates to attend the show. Among them, 40 per cent are expected to be farmers, while 14 per cent are likely to be florists and horticulturists. Other attendees will comprise rice mill owners, sugar mill owners, machinery manufacturers, farm contractors, distributors, agents, buyers, traders, importers, exporters, agriculture trade counsellors, research scientists, certifying agencies and government bodies.

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