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The world exhibition of agricultural machinery closes in Bologna with extraordinaryresults. The "EIMA people" overcame post-Covid uncertainties and consecrated the show as a leading event on the exhibition scene. Certified data released by FederUnacoma and BolognaFiere indicate 270,700 visitors, 25,900 of whom from abroad. A great success for an event that will return in November 2022 and then resume its natural biennial schedule.
The world exhibition of agricultural machinery sweeps away all uncertainties linked to the health emergency and makes an impact with exceptional numbers. After five days, the exhibition closed with 270,700 visitors, 25,900 of whom from abroad, a result that makes EIMA a "top" international event not only in the specific sector of agricultural machinery, but also in the landscape of trade shows in absolute terms. Not only was the number of visitors remarkable, but also the quality of the public, largely made up of business people interested in new products and the purchase of technologies suited to the most diverse agricultural settings. The cultural part of the exhibition was also very rich, with a total of 116 conferences and seminars on technical and political topics. "EIMA wanted to go ahead this year, despite the inevitable defection of exhibitors and visitors from some countries that are still in a health crisis," comments Alessandro Malavolti, president of FederUnacoma, the association of Italian manufacturers that is organising the event, "and despite the scepticism of all those who were aiming to suspend it until November 2022. "The data have proved us right and the 2022 edition will not be for us the 'restart' edition but the 'reconfirmation' one, the consecration of an event that in the most difficulty ear has given an extraordinaryproof of strength".
Gianpiero Calzolari, president of Bologna Fiere, also commented on the success of the exhibition: "We are particularlyproud of the results of EIMA 2021 that bear witness to a widespread trend of economic recovery after the pandemic emergency. These are resultsthatalso underscore the importance of an extremely high-tech sectorthatisstrategic for the objectives set by the green deal. Agriculturehas a fundamentalrole to play in the ecologicaltransition, and the operators in thissector are the main protagonists. Today, agricultural machinery is an essential tool for an increasingly important role in agriculture, as the event testified. A heart felt congratulations to FederUnacoma for the organisational commitment that has led to this success".
The next edition is therefore scheduled for November 9-13, 2022, when the city of Bologna - which on the eve of this EIMA welcomed the event in the voice of itsmayor Matteo Lepore - will be ready to welcome the great people of EIMA once again.
Bologna, October 24, 2021