In view of the current global economic climate and the many uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of SIMA have taken the decision to hold the next edition of SIMA in November 2022 (from Sunday 6 to Thursday 10 November 2022).
Despite receiving the confirmation and support of many leading and loyal exhibitors together with all its partners for the edition rescheduled in early 2021, the SIMA could not be held with full peace of mind in February 2021.
Indeed, the uncertain and extremely constrictive public health situation did not offer the guarantee of total safety to exhibitors and visitors, in particular those travelling from abroad. Furthermore, these circumstances were a hindrance to the organising teams in the smooth and efficient preparation and organisation of this new edition. Therefore, following consultations with a large number of exhibitors and agricultural machinery market figures, whose production and distribution cycles have been particularly hard hit by today’s public health and economic crisis, the decision to postpone the exhibition to November 2022 appeared unavoidable.
This exceptional postponement will provide the SIMA teams with an opportunity to design an edition whose leitmotiv will, more than ever, remain “expertise”, with even richer content and ever more emphasis given to innovations from across the farming sector in its widest international dimension. The 2022 edition of SIMA, which will be its hundredth anniversary show, harbours the ambition to be:
“In light of the ongoing global COVID situation, we, at CNH Industrial, fully support ExpoSIMA’s decision to postpone the SIMA exhibition until 2022. We look forward to working with ExpoSIMA, and more broadly with organizers of agricultural exhibitions and fairs, to collaboratively build a positive future for such events.” Thierry PANADERO, Vice President & Head of Agriculture Europe Commercial Operations.
“Given the uncertain outlook regarding the current public health crisis, EXEL Industries understands and supports AXEMA’s decision to cancel the 2021 edition of SIMA. We will be very happy to take part in the next SIMA in November 2022.” Yves BELEGAUD, Managing Director, EXEL Industries.
“John Deere appreciates and supports this decision to postpone the next edition of SIMA which is a wise decision in view of today’s public health conditions. In a medium-term perspective, John Deere would eagerly welcome a broader discussion regarding the rhythm and positioning of the main international trade shows in Europe.” Rémi HANOT, Sales Branch Manager- John Deere France Marketing Division.
“As an equipment manufacturer with several production units in France and throughout the world, the KUHN Group has been a loyal exhibitor at SIMA for decades. Given the public health risks arising from the Covid-19 crisis, the KUHN Group supports the decision to postpone the SIMA 2021 show to November 2020, at which the hundredth anniversary of this iconic exhibition will be celebrated.” Thierry KRIER, President and CEO, Kuhn Group.