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A Brief Overview of SIMA
Introduce yourself to the latest updates in industry standards, technological innovations and best solutions in agriculture, horticulture and gardening at SIMA. The international trade fair is one of the biggest platforms in the world and a valuable source for new contacts across regions across the territory of Europe. The host city of Paris, France welcomes high-profile exhibitors and visitors to conduct business and catch up with developments in their niches.
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
SIMA is a central engine for the development of agribusiness in France and Europe as a whole. It has reached a massive scale that’s not to be ignored and functions as the perfect meeting place for supply and demand to meet. Here is some statistical data to convince you to pay attention:
- 1800 international exhibitors from 42 countries showcased at the event;
- 230,000+ international trade visitors from 140 countries made the trip;
- 127,000 square metres of exhibition space used;
- 15 exhibition halls.
SIMA has been on the scene since 1922 and has adopted a biennial format with each new edition falling on odd years. Paris Nord Villepinte serves as host and together with SIMAGENA – a trade show dedicated to breeding and farming animals – the trade fair creates an accurate and in-depth profile of modern agriculture. SIMA has 15 themed halls that represent the entire product portfolio – traction, components, tilling, plant protection, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvesting, equipment for tropical crops, handling, stock-breeding equipment, milking and dairy equipment, sustainable development, professional landscaping, management and professional organisations. It goes without saying that visitors not only have the chance to see the products, but also see them in practical demonstrations.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
What is the audience for SIMA? Farmers and breeders, of course. They make up for 71% of trade visitors to make it to the trade fair. Then there are agricultural and forestry contractors, distributors, dealers, importers, merchants and cooperatives. Although there are 140 countries represented with some 400 international delegations in the last edition, SIMA is predominantly a French-oriented event as only 25% of visitors came from outside France, but that number has been steadily on the increase. The countries with biggest numbers include Belgium, Spain, the UK, Japan, Luxemburg, Tunisia, Morocco, Norway, Finland, Canada, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany amongst others.
How to get to SIMA Paris
it is not recommended to walk to the exhibition centre from the Orly Airport, nor from Gare du Nord
approximately 1h 15 min with a car from Orly Airport
from Gare du Nord 33 min (20.5km)
By Public Transport
from Orly Airport: get the airport train to Antony Station and from then RER B trainf for 18 stops to Gare du Parc des Expositions (+ 11extra minutes walk to the fairgrounds) ~ 1h 15min
from Gare du Nord take RER B for 9 stops (25 min) to Gare du Parc des Expositions and then you have extra 10 min walk = total 35 min