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Dear exhibitors and visitors of the fair!
32,442 visitors, 375 companies from 10 countries and 50 000 square metres of exhibition space – that was last year’s Maamess, organised by AS Tartu Näitused. Annual visitor numbers are growing steadily, and this is all the more gratifying because the fair is designed primarily for professionals.

Maamess is like a mirror of rural life: an excellent opportunity to make your company visible and familiar to farmers and agricultural organisations. Here foresters and agriculturalists, food industry representatives and gardening enthusiasts can establish new contacts, exchange the latest information and gain useful experience.

XXII International Agricultural Exhibition
XX International Timber Processing & Forestry Exhibition
XX Food Fair
XVI Gardening Exhibition

The high quality of Maamess is confirmed its membership of EURASCO, the organisation uniting the largest agricultural exhibition organisers in Europe. Maamess also cooperates with fairs conducted in neighbouring countries that are dedicated to agriculture and rural life. For instance, participating in last year’s Maamess as exhibitors were the Finnmetko organisers from Finland and the Elmia Wood delegation from Sweden. The fair was also visited by representatives of the organisers of subsequent agricultural fairs: Koneagria in Finland, Ramova in Latvia and Agrorus in Russia.

It is wonderful that with each passing year there are more and more companies and delegations from abroad among Maamess participants. The fair is not a purely Estonian event – it is important for many foreign companies. The participation of 42 companies from other countries in last year’s Maamess is testament to this, as is the high number of delegations and their composition. The opening of the fair was attended by foreign guests of the Baltic Agroforum, including representatives of several countries and international organisations. Entrepreneurs from the Leningrad region and prominent forestry specialists from other regions of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus also came to the fair in search of new business opportunities.

I am certain that the 22nd Maamess will be comprehensive and productive. Returning participants and new companies are equally welcome!

Welcome to Tartu!
See you at Maamess!

Margus Kikkul
Maamess, Project Manager

Maamess 2013