Agrorus is expanding
In 2013, the Agrorus International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair will be held in two stages. As well as the traditional end-of-summer event, part of the programme will be dedicated to rural cooperatives from all Russia’s regions.
On 21–23 March, the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex will host two events related to the government’s policy of stimulating all types of agricultural cooperation: The Russian national agricultural exhibition ‘Agrorus – Regions’ and the first Russian national conference of rural cooperatives.
The conference, which approximately 1,200 people are expected to attend, will be split into sections, each dealing with a different aspect of rural cooperation. The plenary session, meanwhile, will examine and adopt both the Strategy for Developing Rural Cooperation for the Period to 2020 and the Resolution and Departmental (industry-specific) Development Programme for Agricultural Cooperation. The ‘Agrorus – Regions’ national agricultural exhibition will have collective stands from the different regions of Russia, demonstrating the innovative technology and extensive experience that farmers’ cooperatives have at their disposal.
From 26 August to 1 September, the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex will host the Agrorus 2013 International Agricultural Exhibition and Trade Fair as usual. The main aims of the exhibition are to encourage the development of small-scale agriculture, to demonstrate opportunities in farming in Russia’s regions, and to discuss ways of improving it.
The events are organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, and supported by the Government of St Petersburg, the Government of Leningrad Region, and the Association of Russian Farmers and Agricultural Cooperatives. They are managed by ExpoForum, a leading convention and exhibition organiser.
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