"In view of today's climate of a declining market and a farming crisis in France and Europe, EXPOSIMA has decided to cancel the 2024 edition of SIMA," the group said in press release. 

According to the release, 

The farming environment is worsening in 2024, with forecasts of a substantial drop in the agricultural equipment market. This situation comes in the wake of the COVID crisis, the warin Ukraine, and raw material and energy price volatility.

In these circumstances, EXPOSIMA – the organizer of the trade show SIMA – taking due note of the sector’s difficulties today has taken the decision to cancel the 2024 edition of SIMA. 

The next SIMA will call on new partners of the sector so as to promote the agricultural innovation and techniques that constitute the driving force of our agriculture. It will act as the voice of the agricultural equipment and farming community before the public authorities.

According to one international exhibitor at this week's National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, a number of vendors had stopped exhibiting at SIMA over the years because the show didn't bring a lot of value. He said it was good the trade show was canceled.

Agritechnica, which was held in November 2023, drew a record crowd of 470,000 visitors from 140 countries to Hanover, Germany. The week-long show featured 2,812 exhibitors from 52 countries in 24 halls. The international show, which is usually held every 2 years, made its first return in 4 years after being canceled due to COVID-19.

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