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CAAMS Delegation successfully visited Germany and Italy

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Leading a 20-member agricultural machinery industry delegation, the Vice President of CAAMS, Prof. Fang Xianfa, went to Bologna and Hannover at the invitation of Italian Trade Commission and German Agricultural Society (DLG) to participate in the 40th International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition (EIMA) 2012 as well as the EuroTier 2012, from 7th to 16th November. The delegation consisted of leaders, experts as well as technical staff, who were selected from the Institute of Mechatronics Technology and Application, Modern Agricultural Equipment of CAAMS and the scientific research, management, production, R & D and sales agricultural units in Zhejiang, Guangdong, Shandong, Sichuan, Heilongjiang and Shanxi Provinces.

From 10th to 11th November, the Vice President, Prof. Fang Xianfa, visited the EIMA 2012 with all delegates. The exhibition, a truly prestigious international agricultural exhibition, following the exhibition AGRITECHNICA in Germany, is the second largest professional agricultural exhibition in the world and is held every two years. This exhibition featured the most advanced agricultural products and technology in the world, where all exhibits of 20 categories were displayed in 20 professional display halls. The exhibition is held by UNACOMA and meanwhile, it is an important standard of approaching to and assessing the technological progress of international agricultural & forestry machinery, engineering machinery and livestock equipment industry, which builds an excellent platform for good communication and cooperation for agricultural companies with the plan of developing international market.   

According to their focus on different technology fields, all members of the delegation visited and had a discussion on the products, technology and market with the exhibitors, which they were interested in. Meanwhile, they communicated well with the exhibitors and collected the latest products information, laying a solid foundation for prospective scientific production, the development of international market and abroad business cooperation.

From 14th to 16th November, the Vice President, Prof. Fang Xianfa, led the whole delegation to attend the EuroTier Exhibition in Hannover Germany. EuroTier is held every two years by DLG, enjoying a long history of 20 years. It is the top event of livestock industry in the world and also the largest professional information exchange platform for animal husbandry in Europe. The exhibition covered an area of ??over 180,000 m2 and designed special exhibition halls for each separated species, especially for pigs, cattle, poultry, fishery, feeding additives, pharmaceutical, biomass energy, machinery and equipment display hall. It built separated display halls, which were proper for all species of products, presenting a comprehensive overview of international livestock market and providing a wonderful platform for information exchange and business cooperation to European and even to the whole world’s livestock industry’s colleagues. The orderly designed display halls were convenient for the majority of visitors to instantly find what they were most interested in and meanwhile largely met the demand of the professionals in the field of animal husbandry. The world's famous livestock companies featured their latest achievements as well as their innovative thinking on this platform. For a good sharing of the cutting-edge technology and efficient management concepts with industry peers, innovative thoughts burst and livestock technology equipments with world’s advanced concepts presented themselves.      

The members of the delegation paid a careful visit to the exhibition during the show and had a good communication with the exhibitors on the exhibition according to their respective research fields.

In the opinion of all members, this visit was full of meaning to everyone. CAAMS is expected to continue organizing more similar activities in order to provide the opportunity, communicating with world’s leading agricultural companies, learning international advanced agricultural technology as well as developing international business platform, to our agricultural research technicians.

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