February 3, 2021 - February 7, 2021
Eima International, the Bologna, Italy, exhibition of agricultural machinery originally scheduled for this November, has been postponed to February 2021.
In a statement, the event’s promoters said:
“Due to the health emergency, the Bologna event – one of the most important industry events in the world with almost 2000 exhibiting companies and a total of 320,000 visitors in the last edition – will not take place from November 11 to 15, 2020, as scheduled. Instead it will be held from February 3 to 7 2021, still at the Bologna exhibition complex.
“However, the November rendezvous will not be disregarded. On the same days as the original event, Eima International will create “Eima Digital Preview”, the world’s first agricultural machinery event entirely hosted using a digital platform and technologies. The Eima of February 2021 will be based on its traditional formula, offering live to businesspeople, technicians and farms the widest choice of technologies for every type of processing. On the other hand, the digital edition promises to be a fascinating preview, a unique experiment in the industry, a new experience that will project exhibitors and visitors into a new dimension.
“‘The decision to postpone the great traditional Eima until the beginning of next year,’ said Alessandro Malavolti, president of FederUnacoma, the federation of Italian manufacturers that is the direct organizer of the event, ‘stems from a careful logistical and economic assessment, since it is extremely likely that exhibitions may still be affected in autumn by specific government ordinances, and the transport and services system may still be slowed down due to the precautionary measures that will still be in place both in Italy and abroad.'”
In 2022, the biannual event is expected to return to its traditional placement in November.