SIMA Press Day Review

On September 27, 2022, the SIMA Press Day took place. This 100% hybrid press event included the SIMA press conference and meetings between the press and exhibitors.

Innovations in agricultural equipment

The day began with the press conference, which featured several speeches:

  • Frédéric Martin, President of Axema, to give an overview of the agricultural equipment market
  • Isabelle Alfano, Director of SIMA, with a presentation of the highlights and innovations of SIMA 2022
  • Jérôme Le Roy, President of Ferme Digitale and representative of French AgriTech, who had the opportunity to present the trends in AgTech and the SIMA TECH Start-Up Village
  • Finally, Christian Huyghe, President of the Awards Jury, and Scientific Director for Agriculture at INRAE, revealed the main trends of the SIMA Innovation Awards 2022.

As digital technology has become widespread, it is through the prism of its orientation and use that the trends are taking shape. The three main trends identified among the nominees are: precision work to improve the quality of work and products; optimisation and assistance for adjustments, comfort and safety; and agro-ecological transition.

Classified in 5 categories, based on the nomenclature of the exhibition, SIMA Innovation Awards 2022 nominees are :

Soils and crops :

  • FLEXXIFINGER
  • HYDROKIT
  • LEMKEN
  • MONOSEM
  • PRAYSBEE
  • VADERSTAD

From harvest to storage:

  • AGCO DISTRIBUTION SAS – DIVISION FENDT
  • DIVISION MASSEY FERGUSSON
  • CLAAS
  • KEMPER MASHINENFABRIK & JOHN DEERE
  • KLIM’TOP CONTROLS
  • KRONE France
  • NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE
  • OLIMAC

Robotics and on-board electronics:

  • AMAZONE
  • ECOROBOTIX
  • JOHN DEERE
  • KRONE France & LEMKEN
  • ROLLAND
  • TRELLEBORG WHEEL SYSTEMS

Livestock, renewable energy, biomass and biomaterials:

  • BIORET AGRI
  • COPEEKS
  • EMILY
  • NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTURE
  • SAMSON/PICHON

 

Services and software:

  • AGROSOLUTIONS
  • BEEGUARD
  • CLAAS
  • EASY CONNECT
  • ITK
  • MyEasyFarm

See the nominees

The nominees for the SIMA Farming Awards 2022 were also announced at the event. This new competition organised by SIMA rewards agricultural initiatives. 14 farmers from 4 different countries who are committed to a sustainable approach to transition and are able to demonstrate the societal, economic and environmental impact of their innovation.

The 14 nominees for the SIMA Farming Awards 2022 are :

  • Sergio ANTUNES - Romania
  • Nick COTTER - Ireland
  • Ailbhe GERRARD - Ireland
  • Bertrand GUERIN - France
  • Yannick LABAN - France
  • Charlotte LAMOTTE - France
  • Heleen LANSINK-MARISSEN - Netherlands
  • Ray O FOGHLU - Ireland
  • David PAILLAT - France
  • François PARAYRE - France
  • Jean Sébastien SCHILLS - France
  • Christel THIJSSEN - Netherlands
  • Bruce THOMPSON - Ireland
  • Roland VAN ASTEN - Netherlands

See the nominees

 

Meetings between exhibitors and press

The rest of the day was devoted to exchanges between SIMA exhibitors and the French and international press. This was an opportunity for each of the registered companies to promote the products and services they will be offering at this centenary edition of SIMA.

The SIMA Press Day was an opportunity for the SIMA players to communicate about their products, services and innovations.