In view of the current national and global developments because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Agritechnica 2022 will not take place.
As the number of Covid-19 cases rapidly rises across the globe, and as related restrictions will prevent travel, the event’s organisers – the DLG (German Agricultural Society), the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association and Agritechnica’s exhibitor advisory board – have jointly concluded that the conditions required for hosting such an event are no longer fulfilled.
The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, partners, members, and staff is the top priority for the organisers of the world’s leading agricultural machinery exhibition.
Dr Reinhard Grandke, chief executive officer at DLG, said: “With regret, we have observed that, following the deteriorating pandemic situation in recent weeks and the resulting current official regulations, a justified exceptional situation has arisen, under which the trouble-free execution of Agritechnica is no longer possible.”
The next Agritechnica trade fair will take place from November 12 to 18, 2023, in Hanover, Germany.
“Being able to present our extensive portfolio of innovations to a broad industry audience live on an international stage is and remains the gold standard. We, as agricultural machinery experts, therefore, stand by our world’s leading trade fair and are already looking forward to a successful restart of Agritechnica in Hanover,” said Dr Bernd Scherer, managing director of VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association.
The Agritechnica Innovation Award winners will still be announced, although Agritechnica has been cancelled.
“Even though Agritechnica cannot take place in Hanover next year as planned, it remains an opportunity to focus on the innovations in the agricultural machinery industry. That is why we have announced the winners of the leading innovation award for international agricultural machinery, as planned,” said Freya von Czettritz, Agritechnica project manager.
The DLG Innovation Commission awarded one gold and 16 silver medals for exceptional innovations and the DLG will officially present the awards to the winners next year.