That Serbia is a country of agriculturists was shown recently once again by the gathering of agrarians in Novi Sad, where the International Agricultural Fair brought together nearly 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries of the world. During the seven days of this event, 140,000 visitors passed through the Novi Sad Fair, and the biggest result was made in the sale of mechanization, amounting to as much as EUR 20 million.
The partner country of this year's International Agricultural Fair was Italy, and Italian companies were consequently interested in taking part in the fair as never before. Within the collective exhibit organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA)
, 28 companies from the agrarian sector, but also two centers for promotion from Italy, presented their products and services.
The conclusion is unanimous – Serbia is a very attractive market for investments.GB Ricambi
, which produces and sells spare parts for tractors and other agricultural machines, participated in the Novi Sad fair for the second time.
– We do not have a direct representation in your country, but we already cooperate with some clients. During the fair, we established some new contacts, so I hope we will get some new clients too. Serbia is a potentially interesting market for us, but the situation is quite different than in Italy. This primarily pertains to the obsolete technology still used here – Ivan Dunjak of GB Ricambi said for eKapija and added that the fair in Novi Sad had also been an opportunity for them to meet potential clients from other countries of the region.
Davide Turretti of Agriexport
, another producer of components for agricultural machines, agrees.
– Equipment in Serbia is not yet modernized enough. Obsolete mechanization is used, so getting components can be a problem. Still, this is an agricultural country, so the situation regarding the modernization is slowly changing as well. At the moment, we have one representative for the Serbian market, and since this region is very interesting to us, we hope to expand the operations in your country in the future – said Davide Turretti of Agriexport, a company which has been present in the Italian market for 30 years now.