27 February 2015, 11:55
IMPACT joins forces with COMEXPOSIUM, the professional exhibition organizer from France, to bring SIMA, the world’s second largest agricultural equipment exhibition to Thailand for the first time. SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015 will serve the needs of Thailand and ASEAN agricultural industry’s ambitions for productivity improvement and cost reduction. As part of the launch, ‘SIMA ASEAN Thailand Industry Forum’ is organized as a prelude to SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015, which will take place on 17-19 September 2015 at Hall 1-2, IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok. At the forum, industry experts discuss on the future trends of the agricultural industry under the topic: ‘The Innovation of Agriculture for A Better Tomorrow.’
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. and COMEXPOSIUM Co., Ltd. signed the MOU to jointly organize SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015 at IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The show will feature the latest agricultural equipments from around the world aiming to serve Thailand’s and ASEAN’s growing agricultural industry. SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015 puts knowledge, innovation, technology, and all the latest agricultural machinery and equipment in one place, to firmly position itself as a key meeting point for buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, importers, exporters, farmers, experts and anyone interested in the agricultural business. The event is scheduled for 17-19 September 2015 at Hall 1–2 of IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
According to the Office of Agricultural Economics, Thailand agricultural sector gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, which increased by1.2% due to the output of rice, cassava, sugarcane, maize, rubber and oil palm fruit output expands by 1.5% , livestock product by 1.9% and forestry by 2.8%. The growth of agricultural businesses pushes government and private sectors forward by highlighting by the potential of agricultural development and continually emphasizing on the need for agricultural business to grow from regional to international by using key tools which will be innovation and agricultural technology.
Mr. Akkapol Senanarong, Director of Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AERI) Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives said “The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has been working continuously to drive the development of agroindustries in Thailand; promote the production of agricultural products and food efficiency; and create value-added agricultural products in accordance with market requirements. The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives welcomes the launch of SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015, which can be a platform of technology, information and knowledge to promote agricultural development and productivity that can maintain Thailand's position in the global market.”
Ms. Pornphan Bulner, Director of IMPACT Exhibition Organizer, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd., and organizer of SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015, said that “IMPACT is very pleased to team up with COMEXPOSIUM Co., Ltd. to organize SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015 with the aim to develop the platform for Thailand’s and ASEAN’s agri-business professionals from Thailand and ASEAN to source for the latest agricultural equipment and technology to use in their agricultural practices that will help the industry to improve productivity, reduce costs and maintain their competitive advantage in the world market. The show will feature the latest technology and equipments from over 3000 companies and brands worldwide and is expected to welcome more 15,000 trade visitors from Thailand and ASEAN."
Mrs. Martine Degremont, the Managing Director of SIMA Paris COMEXPOSIUM Co., Ltd. revealed that "From the success of SIMA Paris, we see the importance of bringing SIMA to the heartland of Southeast Asia. We want to develop the agriculture industry with the ultimate aim of making Thailand a regional hub of agribusinesses. Agriculture in Thailand is the single most important sector providing the basic necessities for the people. It is always a great privilege to be able to create such a useful and effective platform that allows agricultural businesses to connect and develop for further trading potential. For SIMA ASEAN Thailand, the “Innovation” will be the key to improve and develop agriculture sectors in the region. This event will be a Place of Innovation with innovative equipment, the best farming practices, and useful tools to help farmers organise their work and increase productivity."
SIMA ASEAN Thailand 2015 is the perfect opportunity to firmly establish Thai agriculture as the center of innovation, technology and agricultural machinery in the ASEAN region. The exhibition takes place 17-19September2015 at Halls 1–2 of IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand.