Agro Belgrade 2023, the fourth annual International Fair of Fruit, Vegetables and Wine, took place last week at Belgrade Fair.
This year’s three-day show and conference brought together more than 500 exhibitors from Serbia, the Balkans, and worldwide, including producers of fresh, frozen, and processed fruit and vegetables, agricultural machinery, anti-hail protection systems, irrigation systems and equipment, plant nurseries, seed and chemicals producers, and other companies operating in the sector. Agro Belgrade 2023 was also a venue where local governments could showcase their opportunities in the fruit and vegetable industry.
Agro Belgrade 2023 was formally opened by Jelena Tanasković, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, with other keynote speakers including high-ranking Serbian and regional officials, such as Belgrade Mayor Aleksandar Šapić, US Ambassador to Serbia Christopher Hill, Dutch Ambassador to Serbia Joost Reintjes, Republika Srpska Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Savo Minić, North Macedonia Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Ljupco Nikolovski, and Montenegro Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Vladimir Joković.
The exhibition was accompanied by 10 conference sessions devoted to topics important for the industry, such as market trends in 2023, climate adaptation, labor force development, digitalization in agriculture, access to finance, transport, and much else besides. This conference brought together more than 20 experts and officers of Serbian and foreign companies, institutions, and organizations relevant for the fruit, vegetable, and wine sector. Videos of the conference sessions can be found on the Agro Belgrade YouTube channel.
A B2B area was set up for fruit and vegetable producers and processors, where 275 meetings took place with leading Serbian and regional buyers and distributors.
Agro Belgrade 2023 by the numbers:
Participating countries: 14
Conference sessions: 10
Conference participants: 670
B2B meetings: 275
A photo gallery of the events is available at agrobelgrade.com , while videos can be found on the Agro Belgrade YouTube channel.
Agro Belgrade 2023 was supported by the USAID-funded Big Small Businesses Project implemented by ACDI/VOCA, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, City of Belgrade Agriculture Secretariat and the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED). The Netherlands was this year’s partner country.
See you next year at Agro Belgrade 2024!