On May 23-25, 2017, the largest international exhibition of innovative technologies for the agro-industry “Meat Industry. Poultry King. Freeze industry for agriculture/VIV Russia 2017” took place at the Crocus Expo”, which corresponded to the concept “from feed to food ”. In parallel with the exhibition, the 3rd International Summit “Agrarian Policy of Russia. Present and Future”, was organized, during which world-class professionals and industry representatives from regions of the country discussed the most significant problems of the Russian agro-industrial complex.
At the international exhibition, leading companies in the industry presented innovative developments for animal husbandry, swine breeding, poultry farming, and feed production. The exhibition has again become a significant event for representatives of the agro-industrial complex from around the world. The event fully justified its concept of introducing and using new technologies in each of the sectors of the production and processing of animal protein.
In addition, the industry leaders discussed the most important problems and prospects of the agro-industrial complex of Russia at the 3rd International Summit “Agrarian Policy of Russia. Present and Future”. Already that year, the event becomes an authoritative platform for dialogue between business and government on the development of the industry, ensuring product security in the current environment and attracting investment in the agro-industrial complex.
The summit opened with the plenary session “Agrarian Policy of Russia. Present and Future ", at which the speakers touched upon the current state of the Russian agro-industry and growth forecasts for the coming years, talked about international trends in crop production, animal health, food safety, discussed the future of domestic and foreign investments in the Russian agro-industrial complex, export the potential of Russian agricultural products, as well as measures to support the promotion of products of the agro-industrial complex to foreign markets. Indeed, at present, it is agriculture that shows steady growth in a declining economy.
The business program included speakers from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Agency for Fisheries, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor), the Board of Industry and the Agro-Industrial Complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as representatives of consulting companies, managers of large enterprises. HR directors shared their experience, and the specialists who attended the event received unique knowledge about the latest trends in the agricultural industry.
On the second day of the Summit, emphasis was placed on activities in the livestock sector of the agro-industrial sector — turkey farming, poultry farming, and swine breeding. Also, one of the topics that attracted the most attention was feed production: speakers and participants raised questions about the export prospects of the segment, predicted the prices of grains for the 2017-2018 season, identified problems and suggested solutions for Russian feed production, and together tried to understand whether Russian innovations are working in the agro-industrial sector. The key speakers of the second day were: Vladimir Petrichenko (“Prozerno”), Vitaly Smirnov (Sodruzhestvo Group of Companies), Alexander Dashchenko (AgroTerra Group of Companies), Pavel Sklyuev (Coral).
The third day of the event continued with a section on one of the most important topics in the agricultural sector: at the conference devoted to the development of Russian exports, speakers and participants discussed current issues and prospects for the export of agricultural products and their products, examined the opportunities and limitations of Middle Eastern and Asian markets.
Lively debates in two sessions were held on the topic of investment in agriculture. In the format of panel discussions, topics of support for agricultural production and investment activity of the industry were discussed. The stable development of the agricultural sector of the country and the export potential attract investments into the industry, both from current producers and new players, and make agriculture one of the most interesting segments for investment.
“Summarizing up the results of the exhibition and the Summit, I would like to note that we are not losing the interest of participants and visitors to the agrarian sector. This means that not only do we feel stable, but the situation in the industry as a whole has stabilized. The success of today's exhibition shows that agriculture is developing intensively, and there is every reason to believe that growth will only increase,” said Narine Bagmanyan, president of the Asti Group exhibition company. - We are confidently moving towards the main goal - to make products available without losing quality. Each year, the Summit raises the most edgy and topical issues. And exhibitors present their innovative developments.”
Within the framework of the exhibition, the winners of the Best Traditional Product tasting competition were awarded. Gold medals were awarded to CJSC “Araks Trchnafabrika”, “Belgrankorm Ltd.”, “Volzhanin Ltd.”, “Fedorenko Nikolay Vladimirovich”, “Valuev Alexey Vladimirovich”, “Ptitsevod Ltd.”, “Cherepovets Meat-Processing Plant OJSC”, “Yaroslavsky Broiler OJSC”, “Aybek Agricultural Cooperative”.
In addition, the results of the competition of innovative projects were summed up. Diplomas of the Ist Degree were awarded to the All-Russian Institute of the Food Industry (VNIIP) "For the development of meat and bone paste technology from food secondary products" and "For the development of coagulated granulated egg white technology and new types of products based on it"; “Eurovetpharm Ltd.” "For the development and implementation of the feed additive VemoHerb-T"; “Koudijs M-Korma” "For the development of the premix Fatty Liver Stop"; VIC group of companies “For the development of a uniquely balanced composition of the preparation PULMOSOL®”.
The exhibition and the Summit were held with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Rosselkhoznadzor, the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Federal Agency for Fishery, the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, the NPO Rospticensoyuz, the National Feed Producers Union, the National Swine Producers Union, the National Meat Association, the State Institute of VNIIPP, FGBNU VNIIMP named V.M. Gorbatov, Rossvinoprom, Rossoyuzholodprom, VARPE, FGBNU "VNIRO ", the Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Certification Center "Halal".
Source: Press Service of Asti Group exhibition company.