MINSK – Belarus is showcasing its products, science and technology solutions at the 13th International Agriculture Show SIAM 2018 running in Meknes (Morocco) on 24-28 April, BelTA has learned from the National Center for Marketing and Price Study at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, which is an organizer of Belarus' national exposition in Morocco.
SIAM is the largest platform to connect distributors, manufacturers, investors and officials from Arab, European and African countries with their Moroccan partners. The Belarusian exposition features the companies affiliated with Belarus' Industry Ministry (MTZ, Gomselmash, Bobruiskagromash, Lidselmash, MAZ, Amkodor, BMZ), the enterprises of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim (Belshina, Grogno-Azot), organizations of the Belarusian State Committee of Science and Technology, the National Academy of Sciences and the Education Ministry.
Participating in SIAM and related conferences and business forums provides an opportunity to establish direct business contacts with Moroccan companies and agricultural enterprises. Crown Prince of Morocco Moulay Hassan attended the Belarusian exposition during the SIAM opening ceremony. The Gomselmash farm machines and agricultural technologies presented by Belarus' National Academy of Science are the most popular with visitors.
Held annually since 2006, SIAM Expo is divided into two main parts, international and sectoral. The event is the largest agriculture fair in the Maghreb region (northwest Africa), organized under the patronage of the King of Morocco Mohammed VI and with the support of the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries. This year, the expo was attended by more than 20 countries including Belarus, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Russia and Netherlands as the honorable guest. The expo takes more than 181,000 square meters and is visited by more than 1 million people.