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EIMA International

( 6 November 2024 - 10 November 2024 )
Location: Italy , Bologna
Organizer: FederUnacoma surl

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EIMA International will take place between 06.11.2024 and 10.11.2024. The exhibition will take place at the Bologna Fiera and will be face-to-face without a stringent COVID-19 safety plan in place. This is due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions. 

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EIMA International is among the leading agricultural and gardening machinery fairs. Founded in 1969, the fair takes place every year at the Bologna Fiera in Bologna, Italy. The fair is the meeting location for agriculture, forestry, and horticulture professionals. This includes university specialists, operators, and others. It is where such professionals learn about agricultural and gardening machinery innovations.

Business Profile of the Event

EIMA International gathers in one location a diverse group of professionals. These include distributors, importers, economic operators, academics, IT and electronic application specialists. It also includes manufacturers, suppliers of technical parts, and ministry representatives. Machinery dealers, union representatives, contractors, farmers, and engineers also attend the fair. So do agents, business owners, sports facility managers, gardening hobbyists and others. The fair is among the main events for companies such as Acquafert S.r.l.

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EIMA International can help professionals in completing various goals. Among these aims is networking with other professionals and gaining recognition. Also, the fair allows such professionals to conduct business onsite. They furthermore have opportunities to expand their specialist knowledge.
The fair features a diverse and comprehensive support programme. Among the main events is the exhibition of various agricultural and gardening machinery. This allows horticultural, forestry and agricultural operators to examine and buy novelties. Innovations that can help them in improving productivity and efficiency. The exhibition also permits attendees to gain recognition and network.
The support programme also includes theme salons and dedicated showcase events. There is for example the EIMA Green. It showcases mechanical technologies for the groundskeeping of green areas. This includes the latest novelties related to maintaining parks and sports facilities. It also showcases advanced urban décor and green architecture systems. This zone can be of special interest to several types of attendees. Among them are large distribution businesses and garden centres. They furthermore include recreational activity agencies and municipality representatives. The theme salon can also be beneficial for hobbyists and greenery enthusiasts.
Another theme salon of interest is the EIMA Components. It is the showcase zone dedicated to the components’ sector. In particular, the area shows the latest in agricultural mechanical engineering components. This is the location for meeting manufacturers and suppliers.
The theme salons also feature EIMA Energy. It is a zone dedicated to renewable energy sources. This is the location for examining technologies that use renewable energy sources. Attendees can source machinery and technologies for managing agro-energy supply chains. The zone also includes an outside area dedicated to demonstration trials. These trials showcase the newest generation of machinery and systems live.
The EIMA Idrotech zone showcases water management and plant irrigation systems. The EIMA Digital, a rather recent addition, shows the most advanced electronic technologies.
EIMA International also features the TOTY or Tractor of the Year Contest. The Contest allows tractor manufacturers to gain recognition. This is due to the Contest allowing such professionals to showcase their innovations.
Another opportunity to gain recognition at the fair is the EIMA Innovation Awards. They provide acknowledgement to high-quality innovative solutions and products. The Competition permits all exhibitors to compete by submitting their innovations. Several types of prizes are available to competitors in the Innovation Award. These include the Technical Innovation that lauds devices and machines of absolute innovation. Another type of prize is the Blue Award, which acknowledges outstanding environmental solutions. The Mention Award lauds products with original improvements.
EIMA International is a must-attend for agriculture, horticulture and forestry professionals. These include distributors, importers, economic operators, academics, IT and electronic application specialists. National and regional ministry representatives, manufacturers, and technical part suppliers should also visit. So should union representatives, contractors, machinery dealers, farmers, insurance experts, and engineers. Business owners, sports facility managers, and gardening hobbyists should not overlook attending.
Start-ups can look forward to several events. These include the TOTY, the Innovation Award and the various theme salons.

Your Hotel Room in Bologna

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Bologna with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Bologna Exhibition Centre for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


EIMA International is a biannual event that takes place for 5 days at the Bologna Fiera. Feder Unacoma organises the event with visiting hours often being between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm.
Bologna Fiera is a venue with a convenient location within the metropolis. This is due to its closeness to the city centre and airport. For instance, the central railway station is a 15-minute-bus-journey from the venue. Likewise, you can reach the airport in 30 minutes via bus and metro. Bologna is among the leading tourist cities in Italy. It is a metropolitan city that is reachable from Venice and Florence by train. The city is easy to navigate because of its expansive public transport system. This includes bus, train, metro, and taxi connections that link the various districts. Bologna provides a diverse range of dining and accommodation options. Such include over 1000 hotels, hostels, guest houses and apartments. It also includes restaurants, bistros, diners, and other eateries. Among the areas that are popular for resting in Bologna are the city centre and the central station.

Audience and Statistics

EIMA International is a high-profile event that receives over 250 000 attendees. Its 2019 edition included 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 50,000 machine models. The edition received 266,699 Italian and 51,121 international visitors. Professionals come from several sectors including agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Trade visitors and exhibitors represent many countries. These include:
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  •  Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Austria
  • Portugal
  • South Korea
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • the UK
  • the USA
  • the UAE
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Egypt
  • Singapore
  • Iraq

Past Editions

New sub-events are often added to EIMA International's event schedule. The EIMA Digital theme salon, for example, made its debut during the 2018 edition of the fair. The fair's new additions for 2021 were also included. One of the new additions was the EIMA MiA, which has evolved from a dedicated zone to a theme area that encompasses the entire exhibition. As part of the event, the B2B meeting area was also relocated. The 2021 edition featured a total of 270,000 visitors.


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