SITEVI 2021 : AN EDITION PACKED WITH INNOVATIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS

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The 30th edition of SITEVI, the international exhibition of equipment and know-how for vine-wine, olive and fruit & vegetable production, will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2021 at Montpellier Exhibition Centre. As the must-attend event for the professionals in the three agricultural sectors, this year SITEVI 2021 proposes an array of show highlights, special features and unprecedented innovations.

STRONG SUPPORT FROM SECTOR STAKEHOLDERS

With 90% of stand space already booked and 950 exhibitors registered including many leading manufacturers, the 2021 edition of SITEVI will have a highly attractive and comprehensive offering. This covers the totality of the three sectors, as 90% of exhibitors will present equipment aimed at professionals from the vine-wine sector, 60% equipment dedicated to the fruit and vegetable sector, and 45% equipment dedicated to professionals from the olive growing sector.

On the visitor side too, there is a strong desire to join the party! Indeed, 86% of respondents to the survey conducted by the show among visitors to previous editions said that they firmly intended to visit SITEVI 2021. 72% were optimistic with regard to their business activity over the next six months; while 28% have an investment project that they wish to finalise before the end of the first quarter of 2022.

 

INNOVATION & TECH, THE SITEVI DNA

Revealing and accelerating the dissemination of innovation is an integral part of the SITEVI DNA. As such, the SITEVI Innovation Awards will shine a spotlight on the most remarkable innovations in the sector. They will be selected from among the 57 entries by a judging panel made up of the best French and international experts, and chaired by Jean-Pierre van Ruyskensvelde, chief executive of IFV. For the first time ever, in this 2021 edition, the winners will be announced on 30 November at the exhibition’s gala evening.

This year, the SITEVI Innovation Awards identified three major trends in the innovations entered:

-       Digital tech and its applications

-       Optimisation of cropping operations and processes

-       Product innovation, commercial differentiation and eco-design.

In each of these three trends, the nominees for the 2021 SITEVI Innovations Awards are as follows:

 

DIGITAL TECH AND ITS APPLICATIONS

NOMINEE

NAME OF INNOVATION

3D AEROSPACE

DeVines

APTIMIZ

Solution for automatic monitoring of working times of people and machinery

ERTUS GROUP

Exapta TACTIQUE

IFV

Pathogen, training course on vine virus diseases

PARSEC

NECTAR by ADCF

PARSEC

Quadr@

PELLENC - PERA OENOPROCESS

PELLENC Connect

STUDIO NYX

E-Cab: the agricultural machinery driving simulator

TerraNIS

Oenoview365-HYD

VINVENTIONS

Wine development trend test

 

 

OPTIMISATION OF CROPPING OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES

NOMINEE

NAME OF INNOVATION

BUCHER VASLIN

Bucher Xplus

CAFFINI Spa

Smart Synthesis

DELLA TOFFOLA FRANCE

Ampelos

ERO

ERO VITIpulse Defoliator Combi

NETAFIM

NetFlush™

NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE

AGXTEND XPower XPN for narrow vineyards

PELLENC - PERA OENOPROCESS

INTEGRAL'WINERY

PELLENC - PERA OENOPROCESS

FILTR'ACTIV Combination

PROVITIS

VSE 230

SOUFFLET VIGNE

Spray Protect

VIGNETINOX

ATT.65 LIV. RAPID

VITIBOT

Confined spraying with recovery panels on automated platform

 

 

PRODUCT INNOVATION, COMMERCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND ECO-DESIGN

NOMINEE

NAME OF INNOVATION

BIOPHYTOS

3D printing process for ceramic wine maturing containers

COQUAS

Full range of nut (almond) shelling machines

DALIVAL

KISSABEL®

LITHOBRU

Collection Nature - Les Inattendus de Lithobru

NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE

TK Methane Power

R&D VISION

Machine for quality control and optical sorting of grape crates

SOUFFLET VIGNE

Presticire

TONNELLERIE ROUSSEAU

Cuve InOak

VINVENTIONS

Nomacorc Blue Line

 

HIGHLIGHTS AND FEATURES FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

SITEVI will additionally offer a range of special features and highlights to make the visitor experience even more worthwhile:

-       A programme of 50 talks and workshops will enable visitors to discover and discuss all the latest issues in the three sectors, market trends and the latest innovative solutions. Organised in particular by IFV and the show’s partners, these events on average draw 6,000 participants over three days. This year, IFV will put on talks addressing subjects at the centre of viticulture challenges:

  • The agroecological transition in viticulture
  • Climate hazards
  • Low carbon label
  • Plant material, sanitary selection

 

-       A Start-up Village. As a genuine springboard for innovative young companies working in agriculture, this space is a venue for expression and exchange. It will allow each start-up to develop a network of professional and strategic contacts to deploy their project in France and abroad. This year, the start-up Village is being organised for the first time in partnership with La Ferme Digitale and Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation (a competitiveness cluster active in the Occitania region). Among the participants in the start-up Village are: 3D Aérospace, Aptimiz, Elzeard ans MyEasyFarm

 

-       The organisation of Business Meetings. The organisation of these appointments between visitors with projects and the show’s exhibitors will help create connections rapidly and find concrete solutions to enable projects to progress. Organised for the first time in 2019, these business meetings generated more than 600 link-ups at the show. Owing to the pandemic and its impact on international business, the SITEVI will this year organise geographically-focused appointments with professionals, in particular in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.

 

-       A job dating space, open to jobseekers, young graduates and employees looking for a change of career, will help them discover the career opportunities in the three sectors of SITEVI. These speed dates for job finding are organised by APECITA and Vitijob.com. As a reminder, no fewer than 110 interviews were held in 2019.

 

-       A Masterclass and tasting forum. This area, a must-visit feature for all professionals and visitors to SITEVI, will help people enjoy and discover the diversity of winegrowing, olive growing, and fruit and vegetable growing regions in France and abroad. Themes covered include the taste of disease-resistant varieties, discovering a new grape variety, and varieties adapted to climate change. These tasting sessions will be conducted by sector professionals. mainly from IFV and France Olive.

 

About Comexposium

Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 132 B2B and B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, higher education and transport. At events, in over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium boasts a workforce of nearly 880 employees, spread over 17 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Comexposium is positioned as a creator of exchange and meetings between individuals and business.

www.comexposium.fr

 

About AXEMA

AXEMA is the French trade association for the Agricultural Equipment and Agricultural Environment industry. Its members include both French and foreign manufacturers of agricultural equipment for the various sectors of crop and livestock agricultural production and producers of equipment for the upkeep of green spaces. AXEMA has 240 member companies, comprising manufacturers (69%) and importers (31%).