The 21st Expodireto Cotrijal, one of the largest events for Agribusiness in Brazil, ended with a climate of absolute optimism. The expo registered R$ 2,653,177 in sales. The amount is 10% higher than the R$ 2.4 billion obtained in 2019.
As stated by the president of Cotrijal, Nei César Manica, the number were extremely surprising. Due to the current drought in Rio Grande do Sul, the expectation was to achieve sales figures similar to the previous year.
“With have many producers investing with their own resources, financing from banks with a two-year grace period and a lot of businesses generated by other Brazilian states”, commented Manica. The president gave as an example two producers that came from Amapá and bought 20 machines.
Held between Monday (2) and Friday (6), in Não-Me-Toque, in the gaucho uplands, the Expo hosted 256 thousand visitors. Last year, the event was graced with the presence of 268 thousand people. A drop of 4% comparing to the year 2019. The administration of Cotrijal believes that this decrease is possibly related to fear, after the country registered its first cases of coronavirus infections.
The official numbers were released during a press conference at the Agrodigital Arena, the main new attraction of this year’s edition of the Expo. With its circular shape, 1.6 thousand-meter arena hosted 22 companies and start-ups, which exhibited innovative technologies for producers and their farms.
“The main goal of the Arena is to share the most recent technologies and reduce costs for the farmers”, stated Manica.
Adding to the presence of the president of Cotrijal, the press conference was also greeted by the vice-president Enio Schroeder, the president of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, Ernani Polo, the mayor of Não-Me-Toque, Pedro Paulo Falcão da Rosa, and all remaining authorities of the organizing committee of the Expo.
The 22nd Expodireto Cotrijal was already confirmed. The event will take place on the month of March, running from days 1 to 5, 2021, in Não-Me-Toque.
The date for the 22nd Expodireito Cotrijal has already been set. It will be between the 1st and 5th March 2021 at Não-Me-Toque.
Source: Expodireto Cotrijal Press Office
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