Covering 18 sectors:
- Traction equipment
- Tilling equipment
- Drilling and planting equipment
- Irrigation equipment
- Fertilising equipment
- Crop protection equipment
- Harvesting and processing equipment
- Handling, transport and storage machinery and buildings
- Forestry and landscaping equipment
- Livestock equipment
- Products for livestock farming
- Components and accessories
- New technology
- Sustainable development
- Renewable energy
- Services, official bodies and consulting
A business-conducive and international networking friendly show
Professionals from all over the world came to meet up ats SIMA 2022 with their projects that they wished to fulfil at the show. Additionally, more than 1,000 business meetings – face-to-face appointments between exhibitors and visitors – were held during the five days of the event. For the first time in its history, SIMA ran a recruitment drive for international top buyers. More than 100 decision-making investors from 17 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechia, Germany, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) were able to take advantage of a bespoke visiting programme.
An event revealing innovation and new technologies in the farming world
- As an international marketplace, SIMA provided an opportunity to many exhibitors to offer an international preview of their new models.
- The international SIMA Innovation Awards singled out 17 innovations that illustrate the underlying trends in agricultural transformation.
- The SIMA Farming Awards, a new competition organised in partnership with Axema and Nuffield International, and their jury made up of partners, Copa Cogeca, Franceagritwittos and INRAE, distinguished seven farmers for their sustainable transition approaches and their ability to demonstrate the societal, economic and environmental impact of their innovation.
A new ambition understood and appreciated
Having been repositioned to better respond to the needs of farmers, SIMA 2022 was a platform for the revelation of a multitude of solutions and technologies for high-performance and sustainable agriculture. Dedicated to AgTech and assembling 150 exhibitors, SIMA TECH met with great success:
- The Start-up Village and its 70 participants introduced their disruptive solutions to visitors and exhibitors in search of open innovation;
- The Agricultural Robotics Village by FIRA shone a light on the very vigorous development of robotics in farming;
- The live content programme wascurated around specific themes (improving the profitability of my farm, reducing environmental impact and factoring in the agro-ecological transition; improving working conditions and safety).
Prolific and inspirational content
In step with the concerns of the farming world, SIMA 2022 offered many other highlights and special features:
- The SIMA TALKS saw full houses for the 34 talks and round tables hosted by federations, associations, technical institutes, influencers and ambassadors from the agricultural ecosystem on a wide range of topics (The energy autonomy of French agriculture: what prospects for our farmers?, Taking innovation from the idea to the ground, The place of women in agriculture, Towards synthetic pesticide free agriculture in France and Europe, Agricultural robotics: recent progress and future prospects, etc.).
- TECH & BIO by SIMA, held for the first time at SIMA, offered a broad overview of solutions and content around organic farming (exhibitors, technical talks, visitor trails, etc.).
The new generation of farmers out in force
Finally, as a window onto the farming world for the younger generations, SIMA played host to more than 6.000 students with a passion for the solutions and new technologies on display. Meanwhile, SIMA TALENT was the backdrop for numerous job dating sessions bringing recruiters and candidates together to discuss jobs, work placements and block release training contracts.
Offering responses to the needs of all forms of agriculture, whatever the size of farm or production mode, the SIMA centenary edition more than ever lived up to its vocation of supporting all the stakeholders in the farming world (equipment manufacturers, crop and livestock farmers, farm contractors, dealers, specifiers, etc.).