Agritechnica 2021 has been postponed until March 2022 as COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty. Charlotte Cunningham reports.

Due to the continued impact of the Coronavirus pandemic – as well as the progress of vaccination programs in Europe – the DLG, VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association and Agritechnica’s exhibitor advisory board have concluded that insufficient certainty for planning currently exists for the exhibition in Nov.

The new dates for Agritechnica are 27 Feb-5 March 2022. With the four-month postponement of the trade fair, the DLG, as well as the members of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association, believe that the participating companies have the necessary certainty required for planning.

Clarity and certainty

“Agritechnica is the meeting point for the entire agricultural machinery industry, as well as an international business platform,” said Dr Reinhard Grandke, chief executive officer, DLG.

“The essential requirements for exhibitors, visitors and business partners to be able to gather again at Agritechnica are vaccine and test strategies that have been put into practice in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

“Our top priority is to offer exhibitors and visitors certainty in planning but this is not currently the case. As a consequence, the decision to postpone Agritechnica was taken by the DLG in close cooperation with Agritechnica’s exhibitor advisory board and VDMA Agricultural Machinery Association as industry partner.

“We are convinced that by late summer, which is the deadline for exhibitors to register for Agritechnica 2022, we will be able to give our exhibitors and visitors the clarity necessary for certainty in their planning,”