from: 19 February 2020

to: 23 February 2020

International Agricultural Exhibition

PROFILE

The International Agricultural Exhibition has established itself as the biggest economic event for agribusiness in Southeast Europe. It attracts manufacturers and traders because they can present their products and services to more than 40 000 visitors here and professionals from the industry – with innovations on a global level. The exhibition is preferred by farmers because of the opportunity to get informed about new products and services, to purchase equipment and inventory and exchange ideas and experience.

            They are organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.  

       

“Agra 2019” in short

  • Exhibitors – 400 from 19 countries
  • Visitors – over 42 000 from Bulgaria and Europe
  • Media coverage –  220 publications in different media

 (Summary on “Agra 2019”)

 

Development portal

            The 29th edition of “Agra” focuses on the development of the sector and with its international prestige it will contribute to: 

  • finding new customers, partners and markets
  • offering modern machines, materials, services, varieties and breeds

 

Innovations portal

            “Agra” has established itself as a prestigious forum for presenting innovations and this trend continues. The participants showed the latest generation of technologies and equipment for different types of farms, economical inventory, improved varieties and breeds. 

Awareness portal

            The accompanying program includes events with a wide thematic scope, which create a network for up-to-date information on business models, financing, long-term trends.

 

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN


EXHIBITION CATEGORIES AND COMPETITIONS

Major exhibition categories

  • Plant growing, machines and equipment for plant growing
  • Seeds, seedlings, plant protection chemicals
  • Livestock breeding, machinery, installations, equipment for livestock breeding
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Research and development
  • Packing and packaging equipment
  • Services
  • Specialized media

 

Connection

            “Agra” is part of the only forum on the Balkans for agriculture, wine, food and equipment together with the prestigious exhibitions “Vinaria” for vine growing and wine producing, “Foodtech” for the food industry and “Tastes of Italy”. Holding them at the same time creates better conditions for the presentation of companies from different industries that share common marketing interests. About 700 companies from 30 countries take part in the forum every year.

 

Innovations competition

           

            Why participate?

            The competition is an opportunity to present and advertise new technologies and products to visiting specialists and the media. It distinguishes the most advance developments in the field of agriculture, which are presented for the first time at “Agra”. The jury is composed of renowned experts and scientists, which makes the awards reputable and prestigious. Participation is free of charge.

 

            Competition categories

  • Machines and inventory for plant growing;
  • Plant-growing technologies;
  • Machines and installations for livestock breeding;
  • Livestock technologies;
  • Varieties of seeds and seedlings;
  • Fertilizers and chemicals for agriculture;
  • Research and development;
  • Livestock breeding

WHY PARTICIPATE IN AGRA 2020

Why participate?

  • An effective platform for professional from the industry
  • The right place for contacts and for improving your business image
  • It attracts the interest of potential buyers and partners
  • It is visited by thousands of professionals from Bulgaria and Europe

Visitors' profile 

  • 86% are professionally related to agriculture and agribusiness 
  • 63% are company owners and representatives of senior and middle management 

Exhibition attendance ratings:

  • 77% of the exhibitors have been visited by foreign professionals
  • number of visitors – 64% give a very good and good estimate
  • interested visitors – 43%   give a very good and good estimate

 

Communications

            International Fair Plovdiv has developed a dynamic model for attracting target groups of visitors through:

  • advertising in electronic, printed and online media
  • partnership with national and specialized media
  • digital marketing on social networks and via email
  • presenting exhibitors in its own channels on the Internet and Facebook

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Held from 19 to 23 February 2020

  • working time for exhibitors: 08.00-19.00 h
  • open for visitors: 09.00-18.00 h, on the last day – till 14.00 h

 

Applications for participation – till 07 December 2019

 

Installation – 15 calendar days before the opening

  • working time: 08.00-17.00 h
  • two days before the opening: 08.00-21.00 h

 

Dismantling – 7 calendar days after the closing

  • working time: 08.00-17.00 h

 

Inclusion in the printed catalog – till 11 January 2020

 

Inclusion in the online catalog – till 15 February 2020 and throughout the event


RENTING A STAND

International Fair Plovdiv rents covered and/or open exhibition area – stand/bungalow with standard construction or non-standard custom-made stands.

 

To hire a stand/bungalow it is necessary to fill in Form 3. 

 

 Gallery – non-standard custom-made stand.

 

 The rent of a stand/bungalow includes also:

  • general security, common electricity and water costs, cleaning of common areas, use of infrastructure, waste disposal;
  • a certain number of entrance cards for exhibitors and cars;

inclusion in the catalog and information system (company address, telephone number, fax number, email, Internet address, up to 2 branches and up to 50 characters text information), publishing in the exhibitors' online catalog and weekly updating of the information in the catalog.

The rental price does not include water connection and water consumption, which are ordered and paid for in addition. 

 Additional information: in Section “Services, Rent for Stands and Bungalows”


DISCOUNTS

Exhibitors are granted the following discounts*:

  • From the rental price for declared net covered exhibition area:

1.         21-50m2 - 5 %

2.         over 50m2 - 10 %

  • For consecutive participation in the International Exhibition “Agra”

For 5 or more consecutive years (2015–2019) – 10%  of the rent for the area

* The exhibitor has the right to use one of the listed discounts of his choice.

 

  • Upon payment of 100% of the value of the requested services by 5 December 2019 the exhibitor receives a 5% discount on the amount paid.

SERVICES

The services cover the activities related to the preparation, holding and termination of the participation. 

For additional information: http://www.fair.bg/bg/page/uslugi


BADGES AND ENTRANCE CARDS

The exhibitor receives entrance cards (badges) depending on the declared area – instructions on the back of Form 1 – Application Form.

area

Number of

entrance cards

Number of

car passes

up to 50 m2

10

4

up to 100 m2

15

7

up to 200 m2

20

7

up to 500 m2

25

7

over 500 m2

30

7

 

Those registered as sub-/co-exhibitors have the right to 2 entrance cards for the staff at the stand and to 1 car pass.

 

Guest invitations

            The business partners of the exhibitors get free access to the event after registration in the database of the visitors of International Fair Plovdiv.

  • For this purpose the exhibiting company will receive an invitation from the fair (in pdf format), which they need to send to their potential visitors.
  • In order to receive their entrance card, visitors must register online at: http://onlinereg.fair.bg/bg/agra

WHY VISIT “AGRA 2020”

 WHY VISIT “AGRA 2020”?

  • To learn about the latest trends in agribusiness
  • Survey of offers from leading companies
  • Competition study
  • Supply of goods directly from manufacturers
  • To crate business contacts

 Reasons to visit

  • guidance on new trends in the industry – 75%
  • study of offers – 46%
  • competition study – 27%
  • supply of goods directly from manufacturers  – 25%
  • creating business contacts – 23%

Exhibitors' profile

  • Companies offering technology and equipment for agriculture
  • Companies offering technology and equipment for livestock breeding 
  • Companies offering services to farmers
  • Scientific institutes within the Agricultural Academy

 Requests for meetings with exhibitors 


USEFUL INFORMATION

LOCATION

Pavilion 2

- Sorting, packaging and storage machinery and equipment

- Equipment for the food industry

- Fertilizers and chemicals

 

Pavilion 3

- Machines, installations and equipment for livestock breeding
- Plant growing equipment

- Pumps

 

Pavilion 6
- AGRICULTURAL ACADEMY

- Seeds and seedlings
- Agricultural implements and equipment

 

Pavilion 13
- Plant growing, seeds and seedlings

- Machinery and equipment, greenhouses and hothouses, pumps

- Agrochemicals and fertilizers

 

Open area
- V – between Pavilions 3, 6 and 7
- VII – behind Pavilion 7
- IX – in front of Pavilion 13
- XI – north of Pavilion 6
Agricultural machinery and equipment; Spare parts; Seedlings

 

Working time

  • 19 – 22 February - 09.00-18.00 h
  • on the last day 23 February (Sunday) - 09.00-14.00 h

 

 

Parking lots for visitorsBGN 7.00 per day

  • Maritsa Blvd. (along the Maritsa River)
  • Multi-storey parking lot – Bulgaria Blvd.  
  • Tsar Boris III Obedinitel Blvd. – next to Pavilion 10 

 

 

Ticket sales
Ticket offices are at the central entrance

  • Adults – BGN 7
  • For companies with a preliminary request (over 20 persons)
    Ticket price BGN 4 (with a preliminary request )
  • For students, handicapped and retired people
    Price per person - BGN 4
  • For the duration of the event – BGN 20

 

Access with registration

Registration can be made only after receiving an invitation from the exhibiting company:
http://onlinereg.fair.bg/bg/agra
The entrance card is by name and is valid for the entire duration of the exhibition.
VISITOR REGISTRATION CODE is required
Questions at: 
autoweb@fair.bg

 

How to get to Plovdiv and the Fairground:

  • by plane - http://www.sofia-airport.bg/
  • by train - http://www.bdz.bg/bg/
  • by bus from Sofia - http://www.centralnaavtogara.bg/#b
  • by car - http://www.bgmaps.com/

 

Accommodation

             The town of Plovdiv is one of the most developed tourist centers in Bulgaria. It has numerous hotels and lodgings, offering all amenities. One of the most elegant hotels is the four-star St. Petersburg, in which there are also conference halls.


PARTICIPATION


Silvia Hristova

Telephone: +359 32 902 180

Mobile Telephone: +359 887 220 076

E-mail: s.hristova@fair.bg


PARTICIPATION


Silvia Hristova

Telephone: +359 32 902 330

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 733 266

E-mail: v_chinov@fair.bg


CATALOG AND INFORMATION SYSTEM


Zahari Karadzhov

Telephone: +359 32 902 141

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 898 835

E-mail: zahari@fair.bg


ADVERTISING


Maria Milanova

Telephone: +359 32 902 377

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 787 587

E-mail: advertising@fair.bg


BUSINESS EVENTS


Tanya Zemlyakova

Telephone: +359 32 902 311

Mobile Telephone: +359 885 555 363

E-mail: congress@fair.bg

FORM 1 Application Form

FORM 3Renting a stand/bungalow 

Renting a stand/bungalow

FORM 5Telecommunication Services Order 

Telecommunication Services Order

FORM 7Request for Renting Halls and Technical Equipment 

Request for Renting Halls and Technical Equipment

FORM 8Order Form for Advertising Services 

Order Form for Advertising Services

FORM 10Order for electrical and water connection, compressed air 

Order for electrical and water connection, compressed air

FORM 12Additional Services Order 

Additional Services Order

FORM 15Transport Services Order 

Transport Services Order

FORM 16Forwarding Services Order 

Forwarding Services Order

FORM DDesign Competition 

Design Competition

The documents are in .PDF format. To open and fill them up, you need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 from above.

You can download the program from the following link:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

CONGRESS CENTRE
BUSINESS EVENTS SCHEDULE


Wednesday, 19.02.2020


10.30 AM
Press conference for the official opening of the international exhibitions AGRA, FOODTECH and VINARIA
Venue: Press Club, Congress Centre

Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv

 

11.30 AM
Official opening of AGRA, FOODTECH and VINARIA
Venue: Pavilion 6

Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv

 

 

1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Presentation of Sembodja
Venue: Pavilion 13

Organiser: Sembodja OOD

 

1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Presentation: Modern wine and spirits analysers

Venue: hall in Pavilion 13

Organiser: Prolab Instruments EOOD

 

1.30 PM - 5.30 PM
Round table: Challenges faced by Bulgarian family farms

Venue: Press Club, Congress Centre

Organiser: Land Source of Income Foundation

 

7.30 PM
Exhibitors’ Night for Foodtech and Vinaria
Venue: Restaurant at Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg
Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv
Invitation only

 

Thursday, 20.02.2020

 

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
International conference: Organic farming in Bulgaria. Can we restart the system?
Panel 1: Important changes at all levels

Panel 2: ORGANIC FARMING AFTER 2020

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Anna Karova, Agrucultural University of Plovdiv
Venue: Bulgaria hall, Congress Centre

Organiser: Organic Farming Foundation Bioselena

 

9.30 AM - 4.00 PM
Workshop: Innovations in the agricultural sector – the road to sustainable transnational cooperation in the Balkans-Mediterranean region

Venue: hall 1, Pavilion 6

Organiser: Vratsa Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vratsa Agency for regional economic development

 

11.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Round table:

Trends in the development of food industry and environmental protection
Venue: Press Club, Congress Centre

Organiser: Association of Meat Processors in Bulgaria

 

11.30 AM - 5.00 PM
Workshop: Innovative solutions in intensive pomology for fruit without pesticides

Venue: Pavilion 13 hall

Organiser: Amititsa OOD

 

1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Round table: Agricultural challenges and solutions related to climate and environment changes

Venue: hall 2, Pavilion 6

Organiser: Agricultural Academy

 

1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Opportunities for project financing by the European structural and investment funds in 2020
Kamen Stratiev, expert at the Regional Information Centre of Plovdiv
Venue: hall in Pavilion 10, 2nd floor

Organiser: Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

2.00 PM - 3.30 PM

How to use digital marketing and online advertising to attract more customers to our business?
Venue: hall in Pavilion 10, 2nd floor

Organiser: Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM
Open Day of the Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Venue: hall in Pavilion 10, 2nd floor

Organiser: Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM
General Assembly

Venue: Press Club, Congress Centre

Organiser: Bulgarian Pepper Association

 

7.30 PM
Exhibitors’ Night for AGRA 2020
Venue: Restaurant at Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg

Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv
Invitation only

 

Friday, 21.02.2020

 

9.00 AM - 1.00 PM
International scientific conference: Organic farming: a solution to climate changes

Venue: Bulgaria Hall, Congress Centre

Organiser: University of Agribusiness and Rural Development

 

9.00 AM - 1.00 PM
Current issues in the food industry with regard to the latest provisions of the Bulgarian and European regulations

Venue: hall, Pavilion 7

Organiser: Union of Food Industry

 

9.00 PM - 4.00 PM
Bilateral meetings between companies from the food industry sector from Bulgaria, Greece and Albania
Venue: hall 1, Pavilion 6

Organiser: Vratsa Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vratsa Agency for regional economic development

 

1.00 PM - 2.00 PM
Opportunities for SMEs under the financing, leasing and factoring external programmes of the Bulgarian Development Bank
Experts from the Bulgarian Development Bank

 

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
Meetings between Bulgarian and Turkish companies from the food sector in search for partners

Business mission of 20 companies listed on the Edirne Commodity Exchange, Turkey

Organisers: Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM
Open Day of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Venue: hall in Pavilion 10, 2nd floor

Organiser: Plovdiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

1.00 PM - 5.00 PM
Round table: International Year of Plant Health. How to better protect plants in a changing world

Venue: hall 2, Pavilion 6

Organiser: Agricultural Academy

 

2.00 PM - 6.00 PM
General Assembly

Venue: Press Club, Congress Centre

Organiser: Bulgarian Rice Association

 

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
Presentation of AGRARA OOD: New tomato varieties, organic fertilisers and plant protection products

Venue: hall in Pavilion 13

Organiser: AGRARA OOD

 

 

Saturday, 22.02.2020

 

11.00 AM - 1.00 PM
Public Forum: Viruses and us. Coronavirus and prevention
Speaker: Prof. Zdravko Kalvachev
Venue: Conference room in Pavilion 10

Organiser: AGRARA OOD

 

4.00 PM
Consumer’s Choice Competition
Official awards ceremony of the exhibitions VINARIA, FOODTECH and SAPORI D’ITALIA
Venue: Conference room in Pavilion 10

Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv

 

Sunday, 23.02.2020

 

1.00 PM
Drawing the winning coupons from completed visitors inquiries
Venue: Pavilion 6

Organiser: International Fair Plovdiv

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