500 exhibitors for Saudi agri events
Riyadh, November 2, 2009
More than 500 exhibitors from over 30 countries are taking part in two ongoing agriculture and agro-food products and services events which opened yesterday (November 1) in Riyadh.
Saudi Agriculture 2009 and Saudi Agro-Food 2009, inaugurated by Dr Fahd Bin Abulrahman Balghunaim, Saudi Minister of Agriculture, will run until November 4 at the newly completed Riyadh International Exhibition Centre.
The twin events are showcasing a premium selection of state-of-the-art technology, machinery, equipment and products in the agriculture and agro-food industries.
The exhibitions, which have been fully booked, occupy a total of 15,000 sq m of indoor exhibition space and up to 5,000 sq m of outdoor exhibition grounds.
Riyadh Exhibitions Company (REC), organisers of the show, said that up to 80 per cent of participants in the exhibitions are from Saudi Arabia.
'The presence of various leading local companies along with the numerous specialised companies from different countries reaffirms the strong global reputation of Saudi Agriculture 2009 and Saudi Agro-Food 2009, and highlights the impact of these events in promoting the growth of the agricultural and agro-food sectors, particularly here in Saudi Arabia,” said Mohamed Al Hussaini, deputy general manager of REC.
Saudi Agriculture 2009, the 28th international agriculture, water and agri-industry show is displaying the latest in chemicals and fertilisers, agricultural finance and banking, nurseries and crop protection, pumps and pipe systems, irrigation and landscaping equipment, and water treatment and management systems.
Saudi Agro-Food 2009, the 16th international trade show for food products, processing and packaging technologies is featuring the latest products, technologies and services in areas ranging from frozen and chilled foods, confectionery, dates and health and natural foods, to presentation, processing and packaging equipment. – TradeArabia News Service