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The World’s Best Agricultural Shows of 2020


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Just like we did each year, we picked some of the best agricultural shows that are organized in the year of 2020 all over the world, which will help get an idea of which events to choose depending on your interests and on the themes or industry sectors they are focused on. It’s difficult to establish which are the biggest agricultural shows or which are the most important, but we considered the impact these events have in their respective regions, their international presence and the number of visitors they attract each year.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in Europe

Agroexpo 2020

Agroexpo 2020

Location: Fair Izmir Doğançay Mahallesi, İzmir Çevre Yolu, Bayraklı/İzmir, Turkey

Date: 6 – 9 February 2020

Official website: https://en.agroexpo.com.tr/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/oCUk5BF13g1Q73th6

One of the biggest agricultural shows in Europe, this Turkish event attracts approximately 350,000 visitors and more than 1,000 exhibitors. It’s one of the best shows for companies activating in the agricultural sector to showcase their products and services, as well as to present the latest innovations on the field. The show’s schedule includes business conferences and an international forum consisting of corporate decision-makers, politicians and strategists.

Getting to Agroexpo: International visitors can fly out to Izmir via the Adnan Menderes Airport, or they can also travel by train.

Agro Animal Show 2020

Agro Animal Show 2020

Location: International Exhibition Center, Kiev, Ukraine

Date: 18 – 20 February 2020

Official website: http://www.animal-show.kiev.ua/en/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zuQSs1TCDY2aFmAT9

200 exhibition companies from 23 countries and 10 specialized events are in store for the approximately 20,000 industry professionals who will attend this event aimed at promoting modern technologies for animal husbandry, machinery, equipment and advanced technical and scientific developments for farms no matter how small or big. The thematic sections include technologies for animal and poultry breeding, processing and storage of products, waste recycling and veterinary products. This year will be the 10th edition of the Agro Animal Show.

Getting to Agro Animal Show: International visitors can reach Kiev by plane, usually by flying to the biggest international airport, which is the Boryspil International Airport.

Paris International Agriculture Show 2020

Paris International Agricultural Show 2020

Location: Paris Expo, Portes de Versailles, Paris France

Date: 22 February – 1 March 2020

Official website:  https://en.salon-agriculture.com/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ccoawxarnQKcHpoE9

This is considered the biggest indoor farming show in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Each year, more than 650,000 visitors are attending this important event, consisting both of industry professionals and consumers. More than 1,000 exhibitors are ready to share their products, services and technologies with hobby farmers and professional farmers from all over the world. The show is divided into 4 sections: the crop and plant sector, the agricultural services and profession sector, the livestock sector and the products sector. In addition, there is also an animal competition, conferences and workshops focused on various agricultural-related themes.

Getting to the Paris International Agricultural Show:  The organizers advice visitors to fly out with Air France & KLM because the show benefits from preferential ticket prices that can be accessed through the Global Meeting program.

Vinitaly 2020

Vinitaly 2020

Location: Verona, Italy

Date: 19-22 April 2020

Official website: https://www.vinitaly.com/en/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4Lh8bzfFtb5oqgg87

The International Wine & Spirits Exhibition held each year in Verona has become one of the biggest events in the industry with other related events planned throughout the year in other locations as well. The 54th edition expects more than 4,500 exhibiting companies and more than 30,000 accredited international buyers. In 2019, the event was attended by more than 125,000 visitors from Italy, Europe and from other regions of the world.

Getting to Vinitaly: The main airport for international visitors is the Marco Polo airport.

Farmer Expo 2020

Farmer Expo 2020

Location: Debrecen, Hungary

Date: 18-21 August 2020

Official website: http://www.farmerexpo.hu/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/w2qpCbzdGZ87pCL49

Being the 29th edition this year, makes the show one of the oldest and prestigious agricultural exhibitions in Hungary. It will be held at the campus and farm of the Agricultural Research Institute of the University of Debrecen and it will host animal and machinery exhibits. In 2019, 302 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors attended the event.

Getting to Farmer Expo: International visitors can fly out to the show via the Debrecen International Airport.

SPACE 2020

SPACE 2020

Location: Rennes exhibition centre – France

Date: 15-18 September 2020

Official website: http://uk.space.fr/

Map: https://g.page/ParcExpoRennes?share

Don’t let the name fool you. SPACE is an international exhibition for animal production. It’s one of the biggest events in the world dedicated exclusively to livestock production, from cattle and poultry to pigs, ovines and aquaculture. The event gathers more than 110,000 industry professionals, almost 1,500 exhibiting companies and 14,000 visitors from 128 countries from all over the world.

Getting to SPACE: Visitors can easily reach the city by flying from Paris to the nearest airport which is the Rennes Bretagne Airport.

InterAgro 2018 exhibit

InterAGRO 2020

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Date: 26-29 October 2020

Official website: https://interagro.in.ua/en/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zuQSs1TCDY2aFmAT9

The show presents the latest developments and innovations for machine building for agricultural sector, as well as agricultural equipment for repair and maintenance, spare parts, precision agriculture and climate technologies, equipment and technologies for crops growing and agricultural chemistry. Approximately 400 companies from 25 countries and 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the show held in Ukraine.

Getting to InterAGRO: International visitors can reach Kiev by plane, via the Boryspil International Airport.

SIMA 2020


Location: Paris Nord Villepinte, France

Date: 8-12 November 2020

Official website: https://en.simaonline.com/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2kJhzpEzoEQXhsYs6

Also known as the Paris International Agribusiness show, SIMA is one of the biggest B2B agricultural shows in the world. Approximately 230,000 industry professionals are expected to attend this year’s edition, which will cover all the main farming sectors such as tilling, sowing, planting and crop protection, traction components, parts and accessories, livestock machinery and equipment, landscaping and forestry equipment and much more.

Getting to SIMA: The organizers advice visitors to fly out with Air France & KLM because the show benefits from preferential ticket prices that can be accessed through the Global Meeting program.

EIMA International 2020

EIMA International 2020

Location: Bologna Trade Fair quarters, Italy

Date: 11-15 November 2020

Official website: https://www.eima.it/en/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Z8s79xZrf2KCqVJi6

This biennial event was first created in 1969 by the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation and is specialized in machinery for agriculture and gardening. The show provides 14 merchandise sectors joined by several specialized salons presenting avant-garde technologies in the sector at global level. Each edition hosts almost 2,000 exhibitors which bring to Bologna more than 50,000 models of machinery and equipment.

Getting to EIMA International: The Guglielmo Marconi International Airport is connected directly to BolognaFiere by a shuttle bus.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in Africa

Royal Show 2020

Royal Show 2020

Location: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Date: 22-31 May 2020

Official website: https://www.royalshow.co.za/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ejPPggvSJsZ5pS3z9

This is Africa’s biggest mixed agricultural show, and it will host a mix of animal exhibits and competitions, entertainments activities, music concerts and much more. The show has a long tradition, the 1925 edition being opened by the Prince of Wales. More than 500 exhibitors and around 20,000-50,000 visitors are expected to make this year’s edition another successful one in the history of the Royal Show.

Getting to the Royal Show: Visitors can reach the location by plane, via the Pietermaritzburg Airport.

Agritech Africa 2020

Agritech Africa 2020

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 17-19 June 2020

Official website: https://agritech-africa.com/

Map: https://g.page/CTICC?share

The event will showcase leading South African agriculture and food processing technologies with delegations from other parts of Africa contributing to the exhibition. A conference with national and international expert committee members will focus on the management of land and water resources, as well as food security. Thousands of visitors from approximately 20 countries from all around the world are expected to attend the event.

Getting to Agritech Africa: Internation visitors can fly out to the location via the Cape Town International Airport.

Sahara Expo - Cairo, Egipt

Sahara 2020

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Date: 13-16 September 2020

Official website: https://www.saharaexpo.com/en/home.html

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LsQECZUDWVLncCQJA

Organized since 1987, Sahara is the biggest agricultural event in Egypt. The events’ sections consist of agricultural machinery, agricultural materials and applications, dairy and cattle production, equipment and machinery for the agricultural industry, aquaculture, farm infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and post-harvest technologies.

Getting to Sahara: The main airport for international flights is the Cairo International Airport.

Agrena 2020

Agrena 2020

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Date: 15-17 October 2020

Official website: http://www.agrena.net/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LsQECZUDWVLncCQJA

Regarding the fields of poultry, livestock and fish, Agrena has stood the test of time to become one of the biggest shows in the Middle East region. From presenting new technologies and machinery, to products and farming equipment, the shows offers a great opportunity for industry professionals and farmers to get updated on what’s new in their field.

Getting to Agrena: The main airport for international flights is the Cairo International Airport.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in North America

World AG Expo 2020

World AG Expo 2020

Location: Tulare, California, USA

Date: 11-13 February 2020

Official website: http://www.worldagexpo.com/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AcjFTYYk4p3BYRwJ6

The show is focused on various aspects of the agricultural industry. Exhibitions, seminars and conferences are all part of the event, as well as a competition that awards the best new products on the market. This year, there are agriculture tours organized, a wine and cheese pavilion will be open for visitors to taste new products and special attention is paid the women in agriculture.

Getting to World AG Expo: The closest airport is Fresno Yosemite International Airport, located 45 miles from Tulare.

World Dairy Expo 2020

World Dairy Expo 2020

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Date: 29 September – 3 October 2020

Official website: https://worlddairyexpo.com/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cFiN3PJKU5KV8RpR8

World Dairy Expo is a show targeted towards dairy producers, companies, organizations and other dairy enthusiasts to come together to compete, and to exchange ideas, knowledge, and technology. More than 800 exhibitors and more than 77,000 visitors are expected to attend one of the biggest agricultural international shows organized in the USA. Each tear, the show is focused on a specific theme, depending on the evolution and changes that take place in the dairy industry.

Getting to World Dairy Expo: The closest international airport is the Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2020

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2020

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date: 6-15 November 2020

Official website: https://www.royalfair.org/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hUNuPwc1i6iEnmqQA

The biggest indoor agricultural event in the world, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has a tradition of nearly 100 tears and it attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. When it comes to livestock, food and horsemanship, this show has it all and it has become a favourite of many industry professionals and horse breeders from across the country and not only.

Getting to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: The Toronto Pearson International Airport is the primary international airport that serves Toronto and its metropolitan area.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in Asia

AgroWorld 2020

AgroWorld 2020

Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Date: 11-13 March 2020

Official website: https://iteca.uz/agroworld/eng/index.php

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/YEL71itQrLQ8aryh8

AgroWorld is one of the biggest international agricultural events in Uzbekistan. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Association of Farmers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other Government Associations. The exhibition’s mission is to provide a platform for efficient communication between agriculture professionals and leaders of processing equipment and agricultural machinery sectors, as well as related industries experts and government bodies.

Getting to AgroWorld: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Tashkent International Airport.

ILDEX 2020

ILDEX 2020

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date: 18-20 March 2020

Official website: https://ildex.com.vn/en/home/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/S9Fv58K5n7pJLiXe8

The 8th edition of the show is estimated to gather 350 exhibitors from 30 countries and 12,000 visitors interested in livestock, dairy and meat processing, as well as aquaculture. It’s one of the biggest events organized in Vietnam, especially for connecting professionals from other countries in the Asian region.

Getting to ILDEX: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

ITIF Asia 2020

ITIF Asia 2020

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Date: 21-23 March 2020

Official website: https://www.itifasia.com/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8v6yZ8a9eGxQ2Gug9

ITIF Asia serves as a comprehensive and an inclusive show to showcase the latest trends in technology, machinery, equipment, accessories and several exhibitions. More than 18,000 visitors and 830 exhibitors are expected to attend the event, with a special focus on general trade affairs, agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Getting to ITIF Asia: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Jinnah International Airport.

CIMAE 2020

CIMAE 2020

Location: Shenzen, China

Date: 16-18 May 2020

Official website: http://en.cimae.com.cn/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/12xfaP4JDUQiqQQ5A

The 11th edition of the International Modern Agricultural Exhibition is expected to have more than 2,000 exhibitors and to attract more than 80,000 visitors. The theme for 2020 is “Technology-driven, Innovative Development” and it will be divided into 5 display areas focused on modern agricultural achievements, intelligent farming and agricultural machinery among others.

Getting to CIMAE: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Shenzen Bao’an International Airport.

Caspian Agro exhibition

Caspian Agro 2020

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Date: 19-21 May 2020

Official website: https://caspianagro.az/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GxajiCaMr3csbrhu8

More than 240 companies from 27 countries have attended the 2019 edition of this event, as it’s one of the most popular exhibitions in the region. Its main focus is to promote sustainable agriculture, the implementation of advanced technologies, and the exchange of best practices in agriculture.

Getting to Caspian Agro: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Asia Agri-Tech 2020

Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2020

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Date: 5-7 November 2020

Official website: https://www.agritechtaiwan.com/en-us/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Rab9J1StzKn5up5H7

Asides from exhibitions, the show includes seminars and conferences for industry professionals. The event is structured into several areas such as seeds, plant nutrition and protection, smart agriculture, agriculture machinery, irrigation systems and equipment, plant factory, horticulture and other agricultural services.

Getting to Agri-Tech Expo & Forum: International visitors can reach the show’s location via the Tayouan International Airport.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in South America

Expoagro 2020

Expoagro 2020

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: 10-13 March 2020

Official website: https://www.expoagro.com.ar/en/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Y6HZ5uUJCHHAzrfv9

The 2019 edition of this event gathered more than 500 exhibitors and more than 150,000 visitors. Expoagro is the most important open-air agro-industrial exhibition in Argentina. The show is organized in a special location, in San Nicolas, a place called “pampas” known for as being the most productive in the country of Argentina. It displays the latest technologies in seeds, phytosanitary, livestock and services for the agricultural sector.

Getting to Expoagro: International visitors can reach the location via the Ezeiza International Airport, 22 kilometres south-southwest of Buenos Aires and then travel by car to San Nicolas.

Agrishow 2020

Agrishow 2020

Location: Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Date: 27 April – 1 May 2020

Official website: https://www.agrishow.com.br/en/Home.html

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7oTHQcjmb9r

Agrishow is the biggest and most important agricultural technology trade show in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Some of the industry sectors showcased at the event are precision agriculture, family farming, fertilizer and pesticides, irrigation equipment, agricultural machinery and construction, livestock, seeds, production of biodiesel and vehicles.

Getting to Agrishow: Visitors can reach the venue location traveling by plane to the Guarulhos International Aiport or to the Congonhas Airport.

Agricultural shows of 2020 in Australia

Royal Melbourne Show 2020

Royal Melbourne Show 2020

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Date: 19-29 September 2020

Official website: https://royalshow.com.au/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/VxthJt7xJDH2

This event is organized by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. The show consists of livestock exhibits of beef cattle, dairy cattle, dogs, horses, sheep, alpacas, poultry and pigs. Visitors can also attend wine and food tastings organized during special events, but there are also workshops and family-friendly activities, as well as other entertaining competitions like a wood chopping one that is meant to establish the quickest and most skilled wood chopper. 

Getting to the Royal Melbourne Show: The events’ venue is located near the center of the city and close to the Melbourne Airport.

So there you have it, these are our picks for some of the best agricultural shows from all over the world, to help you plan your agenda for the year of 2020. Keep in mind that new events are organized each year, so it’s up to you to choose which ones are the most suited for your interests or which are more accessible to you.

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A permaculture practitioner and researcher, Christine strongly believes in using the art of storytelling for social change. She now manages a small urban farm where she grows and preserves a year round garden, alongside a few chickens and cows. Learn more about Agronomag's Editorial Process.

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