SIMA show postponed to 2022

The current global economic climate and uncertainties surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic have forced the organisers of the French SIMA show to postpone the next edition to November 2022.

by Steven Vale

15 Sep 2020

This is the second time the dates have changed. Originally planned to have taken place at the Villepinte exhibition complex in Paris from November 8-12, 2020, the Coronavirus situation saw this put back to February 21 to 25, 2021. Let’s hope it is a case of third time lucky for the new dates, which are from Sunday 6 to Thursday 10 November 2022.

The postponement of the event is backed by manufacturers. “In view of the uncertainty as to the evolution of the public health crisis, Sulky and Sky Agriculture support the decision to postpone the SIMA show to 2022,” says Julien Burel, chief executive, Sulky-Sky Agriculture.

“As an equipment manufacturer with several production units in France and throughout the world, the Kuhn Group has been a loyal exhibitor at SIMA for decades,” comments Thierry Krier, Kuhn Group president and CEO.

“Given the public health risks arising from the Covid-19 crisis, the Kuhn Group supports the decision to postpone the SIMA 2021 show to November 2020, at which the hundredth anniversary of this iconic exhibition will be celebrated.”

John Deere would not have been at the show next February,  following the decision to pull out of all shows until the end of October 2021. Branch sales manager Rémi Hanot (John Deere France) says the company appreciates and supports this decision to postpone the next edition of SIMA, which he reckons is a wise decision in view of today’s public health conditions.

“In a medium-term perspective, John Deere would eagerly welcome a broader discussion regarding the rhythm and positioning of the main international trade shows in Europe,” he comments.