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19.05.2017 11:47

CaspianAgro 2017: global brands of the agricultural industry

On May 19 is the final day of the 11th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition, CaspianAgro 2017 which brought together 167 producers and distributors of agricultural products and equipment from 19 countries in Baku Expo Centre. The exhibition demonstrates a convincing growth, both in terms of the number of participants and the number of visitors.

An important event for all participants of CaspianAgro 2017 was the visit by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Ilham Aliyev and the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva. The head of state acquainted with the leading expositions, visited national stands of a number of foreign participants and talked with the leaders of large world companies.

According to the foreign visitors of the exhibition, CaspianAgro strengthens successful economic ties at international level and convincingly reflects the business interest in Azerbaijan of many players of the world market.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Asadov said that against the backdrop of globalization and the growing population of the planet, the worlds current challenge is food security and the provision of food for its population. Accordingly, the exhibition reflects the diversified economy and underlines the potential of expanding the local market to an international level.

It is no accident that this year the CaspianAgro exhibition received support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Attention of professional visitors attracted the most relevant spheres of the agricultural industry and a wide range of products, primarily equipment for poultry farms, greenhouse equipment and construction of turnkey greenhouses, equipment for livestock industry, substrates, animal and fish feeds, seeds, mineral fertilizers, agricultural machinery and much more.

The positive fact of the exhibition is that in these sectors, along with foreign producers, the "Made in Azerbaijan" brand is represented. Products from this brand are represented by companies from Azerbaijan, including permanent participants (Agrosell, Ganja Automobile Plant, Kaspi Yıldız and many others), as well as those who make the first steps in developing the agricultural market of the country and are looking for foreign partners at the exhibition to export their products.

Traditionally, CaspianAgro 2017 exhibits the latest innovations in the industry: a highly efficient complex mineral fertilizer (Russia), a heavy-duty engine with an exceptional lifting power (Azerbaijan), a BRT-134 Sormapack packaging machine for fresh fruits and vegetables (Italy), red coloured Gala clones (France), a number of drugs for the treatment of animals (Ukraine) and much more.

This year irrigation systems, agricultural machinery for cotton growing, laboratory equipment, and modern technology have also expanded. Dimensional machines and mechanisms are located both inside the Expo Centre and in the open area. Being one of the largest regional exhibitions, CaspianAgro annually brings together a number of producers of agricultural products and foodstuffs and thousands of visitors from different countries. Visiting the only specialized exhibition in the Caspian region is of fundamental importance for all companies whose business is related to the agricultural industry. Traditionally, business tours to each CaspianAgro exhibition are organized from the regions of the country in order to familiarize Azerbaijani entrepreneurs with new technologies and exchange of experience. This year, with the assistance of OJSC Agroleasing, the exhibition was visited by entrepreneurs and farmers from 45 regions of Azerbaijan. In conversation with journalists, many owners of private farms or joint ventures outlined the range of interests, business impressions received at the exhibition. So, a number of farmers expressed a desire to acquire modern machinery, machinery or tractors exhibited at the exhibition.

The business program, workshop and seminars that accompany the exhibition each year have become an eventful sign for a wide circle of participants and invited professionals of the industry. In this regard, a new interesting project from the Organizers for debutants and start-ups was the business breakfast that preceded the exhibition. The purpose of this exclusive event was the desire to help participants to benefit from the exhibition opportunities more effectively.

Along with CaspianAgro 2017, Baku Expo Centre also welcomed the 23rd Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition, WorldFood Azerbaijan 2017 and the Caspian International Packaging, Packaging, Label and Printing Exhibition, Ipack Caspian 2017. The successful integration of these events on one site adds the effect of professional attitude to the entire forum and attracts the of industry experts. Thus, 331 companies from 28 countries of the world participated in this joint event (among them are 6 national groups from Belarus, Hungary, Georgia, China, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka).

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