AgroFarm-2016. Post-Release



AgroFarm attracts record crowds as state steps up support for farming

Expectations exceeded – visitor figures up – livestock producers seek oppor-tunities to expand

Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 16th February 2015 - With more than 12,000 visitors, the AgroFarm exhibition in Moscow on February 3 – 5 2015, reached its best attendance figures yet, with Russian farmers travelling from as many as 70 different regions to attend this leading agricultural event that has been held annually since 2007. Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich attended a conference at the show and emphasized the importance of state support of agriculture.

AgroFarm provides practical solutions for the Russian livestock industry with 360 exhibitors from 29 countries covering primarily, dairy, cattle, pig and poultry sectors spread over 16,000 sqm of indoor space. An area was also dedicated to goat and rabbit production. 

The show also included a unique technical programme that provided visitors with 55 forums, confer-ences and seminars events on a range of specialized topics such as biotechnology.

There was a special emphasis on biosecurity, which is multi-faceted in the livestock sector and put-ting in place strict management protocols extending across each stage of production, regardless of animal species. Advice on the following was highlighted:

  • Hygiene and cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Segregation
  • Monitoring and control

Specialist livestock units require modern and professional solutions to ensure the competitiveness of their businesses. The technical programme also provided in-depth information on specialised topics in the area of breeding, health, feeding, husbandry and management.

The annual conference of the National Union of Milk Producers (Soyuzmoloko) was held during the event and was attended some 600 people. It was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, who emphasized the importance of state support of agriculture. He pointed to a new promotion measure involving a refund of part of the investment costs for the development of animal production and to be adopted by the end of February.

Another highlight at the show this year was the Business Forum, entitled “Livestock production and processing: incentives for growth and modernization”. As a result of the import substitution new op-portunities for livestock production have arisen. Against this background, financing, credit and in-vestment issues were discussed.

At the international poultry conference new market opportunities for the Russian poultry sector were explored. According to current projections, Russia will reach complete self-sufficiency in poultry meat by end of 2015. This could threaten a domestic oversupply in the event that the embargo should be lifted, so increasing the competitive ability of the Russian producers is becoming exceedingly im-portant.

Pig farmers also made extensive use of AgroFarm exhibition this year, participating in a range of talks, on the prospects of the Russian pig production, access to feed under current import re-strictions and to build the domestic pig breeding sector.

AgroFarm also hosted the annual meeting of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. A particular highlight was a workshop entitled “private farm business model for beef production – strengths and weaknesses” which attracted much attention amongst some 150 farming experts.

“We are extremely pleased that AgroFarm has achieved a record in terms of the number of visitors, with attendance figures growing by 20 percent, and we believe this reflects the fact that Russian pro-ducers and investors are intent on investing in animal farming business despite a difficult economic situation,” says Dr. Olga Hunger, project manager, AgroFarm. 

“With this exceptional turnout, AgroFarm has once again reaffirmed its status as the key business event for professionals of livestock and poultry in Russia, she added.
Preliminary results of an independent visitor and exhibitor survey conducted immediately after the show, indicated high exhibitor satisfaction levels with the majority delighted by the quality of visitors and a generally positive mood. This reflects the high demand for information of Russian livestock professionals particularly in the current political and economic conditions. 

As a result of the embargo on imports from the West imposed by Russia, Russian livestock farmers are looking to expand production. This is confirmed by the preliminary results survey which shows 61 percent of farmers are planning to invest in the next two years.

Supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, AgroFarm takes place in hall 75 of the VDNH exhibition centre (formerly All-Russian Exhibition Centre) and is organised by DLG Inter-national GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), a subsidiary of the DLG, and OAO (VDNH).

The next AgroFarm will take place 2 – 4 February 2016 at VDNH exhibition centre, Moscow, Russia.

The DLG’s expertise in agriculture helps ensure that AgroFarm delivers key, industry-sensitive infor-mation in the most visitor-friendly way.   

AgroFarm-2016. Booking

Dear Sirs,


With an increase of 20 percent, the AgroFarm 2015 recorded the highest visitor numbers in its history. Many exhibitors have highlighted the quality and good mood of visitors.

The increased importance of domestic production due to the current economic policy framework in Russia implies new investment incentives,  which is confirmed by the preliminary results of the visitor survey: 61 per cent of the interviewedfarmers have intentions to invest in livestock production within the next two years.

For you as a provider of products and services for animal and poultry production, this is a good reason to continue to actively address the Russian market!

Use the advantages of AgroFarm as the No.1 tradefair for animal production in Russia!

Register by 30 April and benefit of the reduced booking rates for 2016[Online registration]


Further important information:

-       Press release 2015

-       List of exhibitors 2015

-       Stand rental charges


Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions and queries:


  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">Dr. Olga Hunger 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 271

E-Mail: <span id=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." border="0" height="78" src=";0;5&mode=attachment&bs=30736&bl=2024&ct=image%2fpng&cn=image005.png&cte=binary" style="border:0px;" width="187" />   Gennady Mindru 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 278

Fax: +49 (0) 69 24788 -138   Angelina Laas 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 273


Prodekspo-2015. time of changes

"PRODEKSPO-2015": time of changes gives chance to everyone

In the Russian food market time of changes came: owing to sanctions the retail looks for new suppliers in exchange European, and for domestic producers and suppliers new opportunities opened. For this reason the special importance is gained by the Prodekspo-2015 exhibition which will take place in TsVK "Expocentre" on February 9-13, 2015.

The largest exhibition of Russia by the size of exhibition areas, professional interest and coverage of the market, according to the All-Russian rating, "Prodekspo" actually gives start to business activity in the food market.

"On the middle of November 80% of the areas of exhibition complex are contracted, and sales actively proceed. Many companies, despite a difficult economic situation, try to dig up resources to participate, at least with smaller, than usually, the stand", - the head of Management of exhibitions of the food industry of Expocentre Tatyana Piskareva speaks.

By the way, in 2014 the exhibition united 2300 producers of the food and drinks from 64 countries and over 50 thousand unique specialists visitors, more than 100 transnational and Russian retail networks.

For the last year the market underwent serious changes. And changes proceed. Among exhibitors of an exhibition the number of the Russian producers considerably increased, many of which participate for the first time. Interesting prime ministers are expected in salons "Meat and Meat Products", "Dairy products", "Fish and Seafood", "Juice, waters. Soft drinks", the number of the Russian regional collective expositions also increases.

Waiting for tomorrow and in hope for other times the European suppliers try to keep the presence on "Prodekspo". At the same time considerably producers of the Asian countries, the Latin American region became more active.  

"We understand complexity of a situation, - Tatyana Piskareva speaks, - and in return we try to create the most comfortable working conditions for all players of the market as eventually it is about food security and that range of products which will fill counters of the Russian shops".

Exhibition site:

Press service of JSC Expotsentr

Ph.: 8 (495) 605-71-54, 605-68-28

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AgroFarm-2015. Info

Dear Sirs,


AgroFarm will be opening its halls for the ninth year in a row from 3 to 5 February 2015, and offers decision makers, experts and investors a broad international range of products and solutions for efficient animal production.

Due to its leading position in the Russian animal production trade fair landscape, AgroFarm attracts trade visitors from all over the country and neighboring states.

Communicate with your target groups at AgroFarm and
 boost your business in Russia too!


Register by 31 December 2014, using the appropriate application documents.

Further important information:

-       List of exhibitors

-       Latest floor plan

-       Stand rental charges

-       Special offer for Newcomers


Our team is always available to answer any questions and queries you may have:


  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="color: rgb(0, 119, 204);" target="_blank">Dr. Olga Hunger 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 271

E-Mail: <span id=This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." border="0" height="78" src=";0;5&mode=attachment&bs=96516&bl=2002&ct=image%2fpng&cn=image005.png&cte=binary" style="border: 0px;" v:shapes="_x0000_s1026" width="187" />   Gennady Mindru 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 278

Fax: +49 (0) 69 24788 -138   Angelina Laas 
Tel.: +49 (0)69 24788 – 273