Today’s innovations change the future of agriculture Global companies and industry leaders at AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA

Bangkok, Thailand, 22 August 2018 – AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA 2018 is the home for innovation and technology, building a sustainable future for Asian farmers and growers. For the next three days, the agriculture industry gathers in Bangkok to accelerate growth in Southeast Asia. Standing for innovation, people and technology, both trade fairs and international conferences show the future of crop production in open field and closed cultivation. Global challenges addressed by the United Nations drive the industry in the direction of new solutions while respecting the environmental footprint and food safety.

While Horti ASIA showcases smart horticulture technology for all types of growers, AGRITECHNICA ASIA is dedicated to mechanizing new generation farms while tackling the issues of urbanization, productivity and sustainability. About 300 leading companies from 29 countries as well as seven country pavilions from China, Finland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands present their latest technology in 11,000 square meters. An expected 10,000 international innovators and visionaries are invited to contribute and apply innovations in their farm community or country, enabling others to perform better. Mr. Ton Otten, Managing Director of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. stated, “both trade shows are dedicated to contribute to building a sustainable future in agriculture. With the upcoming challenges, the industry must act unified and perform on future standards. Southeast Asia is set to be the food basket of the world.”

As official co-host of AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, opened the leading agricultural and horticultural trade fairs for Southeast Asia. “With the support of many government agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, i.e. the Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE), Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Cooperatives Promotion Department (CPD), we firmly believe that our decision to co-host AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA 2018 will significantly boost the development of Thai agriculture. In order to achieve our goal to become the hub of agricultural production in Southeast Asia and reach global quality demands, this event is a great opportunity for farmers and growers in the region. Farmers can learn from international technology and service providers how to increase efficiency and yield.” [Read More]

The unique features of this year’s event are as follows:

  • Farming technology from 29 countries
  • 7 country pavilions: China, Finland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands
  • 138 speakers from 20 countries and 52 organizations
  • Agrifuture Forum and DLG Forum: Best Practices in agriculture and horticulture
  • Seminar on Precision Farming in Rice Production by the International Rice and Research Institute (IRRI)
  • World-class researchers for the Horticulture Forum from the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
  • Panel Discussion on Regional Trade and Investment of Agricultural Machinery by the Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific (ReCAMA)
  • Greenhouse and Urban Farming conferences on indoor cultivation
  • Systems & Components Special on basic maintenance of machinery