German machinery show Agritechnica has announced the fair held in Hanover will not take place in November as originally planned, but will instead be held from February 27 to March 5, 2022.
Owner of the show, the DLG (German Agricultural Society) has announced its postponement as a result of the continuing coronavirus pandemic as well as the progress of vaccination programs, both in Germany and abroad, concluding that insufficient certainty for planning currently exists for the exhibition to be held in November. It adds the four-month postponement of the show will give participating companies the necessary certainty required for planning.
Dr. Reinhard Grandke, chief executive officer of the DLG says: “As a world-leading trade fair, Agritechnica is the meeting point for the entire agricultural machinery industry, as well as a leading international business platform.
“The essential requirements for exhibitors, visitors and business partners to be able to gather again at Agritechnica are vaccine and test strategies that have been put into practice in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Our top priority is to offer exhibitors and visitors certainty in planning but this is not currently the case.
“As a consequence, the decision to postpone Agritechnica was taken by the DLG in close cooperation with Agritechnica’s exhibitor advisory board and VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association as industry partner.
"We are convinced that by late summer, which is the deadline for exhibitors to register for Agritechnica 2022, we will be able to give our exhibitors and visitors the clarity necessary for certainty in their planning.”
Anthony van der Ley, chairman of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association says: “For our industry, Agritechnica is and will continue to remain the undisputed flagship in the world of international trade fairs.
“In close cooperation with the DLG, we have done everything we can to develop a trade fair concept for this autumn that is fit for the pandemic. The third wave of the pandemic is currently in full force.
“But above all it is the disappointing vaccination policies in the German federal and regional governments, which have unfortunately slowed us down for the time being. We are now looking to spring 2022 with fresh momentum and renewed energy so that we can celebrate an Agritechnica together as we know it and love it.”