History of EuroTier
EuroTier first took place in 1993. Since 1996, Hanover’s exhibition grounds – the largest in the world – has hosted the event every two years in the month of November.
EuroTier is organised by the Frankfurt-based German Agricultural Society (DLG). Through-out DLG’s long history (founded in 1885), exhibitions have always played a major role in its work for the agricultural and food sector. Producers of investment goods or farm inputs as well as agricultural-sector service providers have always found and indeed continue to find here a platform that allows them to communicate with agricultural business investors.
The world’s 3 leading exhibitions for the agricultural sector all have their roots in the first DLG exhibition of 1887:
- die Agritechnica - International Exhibition for Agricultural Machinery
- die EuroTier - The world’s top event for animal production
- die Anuga FoodTec - International Exhibition for Food and Drink Technology
These three exhibitions are the world’s largest and most important industry events for their respective sectors. Together they cover the entire field of professional agricultural production and food processing. They are the platform for launching the chief innovations and further developments of the industry.
The DLG Field Days and Potato Europe round off DLG’s current portfolio of agricultural specialist exhibitions in Germany.
Through its subsidiary DLG International GmbH, DLG also organizes other exhibitions in the USA, Russia, Italy, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
In 2006 the BioEnergy Europe exhibition was established, sharing dates and venue with EuroTier. In 2010 the BioEnergy Europe exhibition developed to become BioEnergy Decentral. It is the world’s largest exhibition for technology and services connected with the topical subject of bioenergy and the new name reflects its consistent advancement in the direction of decentralized energy supply.
At the now tenth EuroTier in the year 2012, altogether 2,428 exhibitors (1.146 international) occupied a hall floor space of 250,000 sqm. Of these BioEnergy Decentral accounted for 477 specialized companies and a further 210 firms whose exhibits are of interest to both animal farmers and bioenergy producers. The programme attracted a total of around 160,000 visitors (37.600 international), over 38,000 of whom were interested in the bioenergy sector.
The next EuroTier (including BioEnergy Decentral) will be held from 11 to 14 November 2014.