DLG Agritechnica cancelled

The Agritechnica 2022 exhibition, scheduled to be held at Hanover in February 2021, has been cancelled and delayed until November 2023 at the earliest.

The organiser, the German Agricultultural Society (DLG), said that due to the deteriorating pandemic situation and current official regulations, the conditions for hosting a world-leading agricultural machinery exhibition were no longer fulfilled.

In view of the current national and global developments in conjunction with the coronavirus pandemic, the rapidly rising number of cases worldwide and the related restrictions on travel, as well as official regulations, the DLG, the VDMA agricultural machinery association and Agritechnica’s exhibitor advisory board jointly concluded that the conditions required for the event to go ahead were no longer met.

“The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, partners, members and staff is the top priority in this situation,” DLG CEO Dr Reinhard Grandke said. “We have observed that, following the deteriorating pandemic situation in recent weeks and the resulting current official regulations, a justified exceptional situation has arisen under which the trouble-free execution of Agritechnica is no longer possible.

“We have therefore decided to cancel next year’s Agritechnica. We have made this decision respecting our responsibilities towards the health and safety of all. We deeply regret the cancellation. Many of our exhibitors, partners, visitors and members, as well as the entire DLG team, have already invested in extensive preparations. Our focus is now on preparing Agritechnica 2023, as well as the other national and international DLG events and trade fairs that are scheduled for next year.”