ASTANA – The AgriTek 2014 exhibition was held March 12-14 at the Korme Exhibition Centre in Astana.
“The AgriTek exhibition has been held since 2006,” said Gennadiy Dyakin, an AgriTek director. “The goal of this exhibition is to create a meeting platform for agricultural machinery manufacturers and their consumers.”
The exhibition has been approved by the UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, which indicates the quality of events and that the events’ statistics are reliable. According to AgriTek statistics, the exhibition hosted 4,430 visitors, 94 percent of which were part of the industry.
“The exhibition was opened by the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arman Yevniyev, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Canada to Kazakhstan Stephen Miller and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belarus to Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov,” Dyakin said.
AgriTek used to be exhibited in Almaty, however, AgriTek was “really interested to host it in the capital and decided to move it,” Dyakin explained. “And it was justified as the exhibition is constantly growing each year,” he added.
“Our target audience is exhibitors who produce or sell equipment for agriculture, machinery and equipment, spare parts, irrigation technology and fertilisers, seeds and seedlings, plant protection products, equipment and technologies for poultry and livestock, fodder, veterinary technology, etc. Simply put, farmers,” Dyakin explained.
Dyakin, who is not a regular Astana visitor, noticed the growth and changes in the capital.
“During each visit to Astana, I notice changes, a lot of new unique buildings. The weather was always rough during previous exhibitions. It has always been stormy, rainy and slushy. This year, the weather has pleased us for the first time – a light frost and almost no wind,” Dyakin said.