Information for exhibitors

The 81st edition of the biggest agribusiness fair of the Carpathian Basin, the National Agriculture and Food Industry Exhibition and Fair (OMÉK) is ready to open its gates this year. It has a history reaching back to 190 years; it was initiated by Count István Széchenyi in 1829 and the first editions were exhibitions of farm animals. The original idea of Széchenyi was to provide an opportunity to strengthen the ties between merchants and customers, and to contribute to the development of an agrarian economy that was well equipped to face the challenges of modern times. He believed it was fertile land that made nations great. The foundations to build upon were strong. For centuries Hungarian food products and crops were seen as representing outstanding quality even by international standards. OMÉK has also contributed to the worldwide recognition enjoyed by Hungarian products today by providing a first class opportunity to farmers and producers to successfully present their commodities and produce to a wide audience coming from abroad and home.

OMÉK has deep roots in the past but its eyes are set on the future. Its mission is to popularize the achievements of 21st century agriculture while helping to preserve and showcase traditional values. 

The goal of OMÉK is to introduce the players in agriculture and the food industry, to present healthy, sustainable and GMO-free products, to provide a professional forum for industrial players, where they can discuss the current issues of agribusiness. 

It is one of the major tasks of OMÉK to contribute to the education of the coming generations and to popularize the agricultural industry, to draw the public’s attention to the inherent diversity of the agro-food industry and to underline the importance of conscious consumer behaviour.

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