Each year the SIVAL receives 26 000 visitors in the Exhibit centre of Angers (France). All solutions providers for horticulture are present, from the seeds to fertilizers, lights, technologies and machinery. This year, TRACK had a specific action including SMEs identified through the project: 9 SMEs participated (4 French, 1 Dutch, 3 Spanish, 1 Italian) in three main activities.
The first is the VIBE (VEGEPOLYS VALLEY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENT), this matchmaking event gathered 140 participants from 24 countries, very fruitful for the digital solution to find their partners. Then, a specific pitch session for TRACK SMEs has been done in the Forum of the SIVAL, it was a very good opportunity to share with the visitors their services and products to digitalize the agri-food value chain. The attached document introduced the pitchs. Finally, they were invited at a side-event, an AGTECH conference, another good opportunity to network with the Agtech ecosystem. It was a success considering that collaborations started there and some SMEs wants to come back next year.