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Interpom | Primeurs 2016 attracts 20.000 visitors from 55 countries
The trade fair in Kortrijk Xpo was the prime spot to talk about the past season, which was characterized by extreme weather conditions, to examine hitech innovations and keep up with price movements and of course to launch the new season with confidence!
Both exhibitors and visitors appreciate the specialized focus of INTERPOM | PRIMEURS, the participation of the whole chain and the professional approach.
The theme of the event: ‘Growing through precision technology’ underlined the increasing importance of smart technology in agriculture and this was clearly reflected in the many innovations on show on the stands.
Exhibitors at the Interpom | Primeurs cover the entire chain, from seed potatoes to processed potato products
The Kortrijk Xpo was fully sold out for the INTERPOM PRIMEURS 2016. This year there were 312 exhibitors from 15 countries. The exhibitors welcomed 9 333 visitors on Sunday, 5 632 on Monday and 4 973 on the closing day. Taking the 3 days together, that means that the figures are up 2% on those for 2014.
With 23.6% of visitors from abroad, INTERPOM PRIMEURS is the largest indoor trade event in Europe – and in fact worldwide – for professionals in the potato sector, where the whole sector is represented, from growing to marketing.
Cocquyt and Dubuisson win the Inno Potato Award 2016
Stefaan & Els Cocquyt of Moerkerke-Damme and Sébastien Dubuisson of Beloeil are the winners of the fourth Inno Potato Award. Their projects were selected by fellow potato growers and the professional jury as the most innovative. Stefaan and Els impressed voters with their specially adapted potato lifter for harvesting early potatoes (in Dutch and French) and they are the winners for Flanders.
Stefaan en Els Cocquyt-Vanneste - Moerkerke-Damme:
Specially adapted potato lifter for harvesting early potatoes (in Dutch)
Sébastien Dubuisson: a technique for preventing volunteer potatoes (in Dutch)
Interactive walk-in seminars on initiatives in Precision Technology
In addition to the wide range of exhibitors and networking possibilities, INTERPOM | PRIMEURS also presented ‘walk-in seminars’ on the exhibition floor for the first time. Visitors could attend interactive sessions moderated by Drs. Jacques van Outryve on the subject of initiatives around PRECISION TECHNOLOGY in Belgium and abroad.
Download Presentations of the walk-in seminars
The next edition of INTERPOM | PRIMEURS will be on 25, 26 & 27 November 2018 in Kortrijk Xpo.