Novi Sad Fair

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Novosadski sajam (Serbian Cyrillic: Новосадски сајам, Novosadski sajam; English: Novi Sad Fair) is one of the largest fairs in Southeast Europe. It's located in Novi Sad, Vojvodina the second largest city in Serbia. It is place of one of the largest agricultural fairs in Europe, which visit approx. 600,000 visitors annually and approx. a million visitors during the whole year on many exhibitions and fairs.[1]

Features[edit]

Total area of the Fair is 300,000 m²; 240,000 m² of open spaces and 60,000 m² indoors. Novi Sad Fair also has a newly built Congress building "Master Centre" of 2,700 m². Novi Sad Fair is member of The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry,[2] International Congress & Convention Association,[3] The Exhibition Association of Southeast Europe,[4] World-Wide Business Centres Network,[5] and Central European Fair Alliance.[6]

History[edit]

Novi Sad was a popular place for traders, and due to its location on the Danube river and on the natural border between Bačka and Syrmia regions, Novi Sad quickly became important trading post for many traders in the 19th century. Novi Sad, being in the most developed agricultural region (Vojvodina, Serbia) in then Kingdom of Yugoslavia, was home to the first agricultural show in 1923, and from 1930 fair became international.

In 1958, Novi Sad Fair became member of International organization for fairs and gain the reputation as the most important agricultural show in then SFR Yugoslavia. Besides annual agricultural shows, Novi Sad Fair over the years had organized many fairs, in finance, computing, banking, cars, books, medicine and pharmacy, etc.

Exhibitions and Fairs[edit]

New Master Center, part of Novi Sad Fair, in Sajmište neighborhood
Type of event Season
1 Media Fair March
2 International Fair of Furniture and Interior Equipment 'Ambienta' April
3 International Fair of Civil Engineering April
4 International Fair of motorcycles, bicycles and accessories "Moto Bike EXPO – Novi Sad" April
5 International Book Fair April
6 International Fair of School and Office Equipment 'SCHOOL & OFFICE EXPO' April
7 International Exhibition of Art 'ART EXPO' April
8 International Agricultural Fair May
9 International Fair of Medicine and Pharmacy 'PROMEDIKA' June
10 Exhibition of Dentistry Equipment and Scientific-Professional Gathering 'PROMODENTIS - NOVI SAD' June
11 International Fair of Hunting, Fishing and Sport September
12 International Fair of Nautical Equipment September
13 International Fair of Horticulture September
14 International Fair 'Eko-Svet' - Ecology, Medical Herbs And Water September
15 International Fair of Tourism October
16 Hotelkeeping and Catering October
17 Gastronomic Festival October
18 'Car Show - Novi Sad' October
19 Fair of Finance 'Finmar' November
20 Fair of Investment November
21 Power Supply, Electronics and Telecommunications November
22 Fair of Logistics November
23 Fair of Entrepreneurship November
24 International Exhibition of Jewellery, Watches and Optics 'SJAJ' November
25 New Year’s Sales Fair of Consumer Goods December

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About agricultural fair in 2006 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ http://www.ufi.org/
  3. ^ http://www.iccaworld.com/
  4. ^ http://www.ease.rs/
  5. ^ http://www.wwbcn.ch/
  6. ^ http://www.kaerntnermessen.at/cefa/

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