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EXPOINTER - International Animals’ Exhibition - 2013's Edition

Official Expointer site of the government of Rio Grande do Sul: click here.

   

EXPOINTER - International Animals’ Exhibition - 2012's Edition

General Information 

Expointer’s 35th edition was held from Aug 25, 2012 to Sep 02, 2012, in Esteio-RS (Rio Grande do Sul).  It paid special attention to the themes of sustainability and irrigation as the economy's driving factors, focusing on sustainable development.  

Expointer is one of the most important tradeshows in the world, showcasing the most modern farming technologies, in terms of machinery, equipment, animal genetics and solutions, in general.

Around 7,900 animals, representing 183 breeds, were part of the tradeshow.  Around 3,000 exhibitors participated in the event displaying their products. More than 390 events, such as lectures and seminars, were presented.  Expointer reflects the capacity and strength of Rio Grande do Sul’s economy, as well as the lifestyle of the ‘Gauchos’, as state locals are commonly known: a symbiosis of the urban man with the rural man, a mixture of countryside and city, just like the capital Porto Alegre, which is one of the most modern and developed cities in Brazil, but still manages to maintain its provincial style.

As far as performance, Expointer’s 35th edition stood out when compared to the previous editions because of the sales revenue generated by agricultural machinery and implements, many of which are made by gauchos who live in the Central-West and North regions of Brazil.  See

Public 478.317 
Animals tradet  BRL 13.74 million
Machinery traded BRL 2.02 billion
EXPOARGS Arts and Craft BRL 1,01 million
Family Agriculture  BRL 1.25 million 
Banks (financing proposals) (BRL million)
Badesul 589
Banco do Brasil  513
Banrisul      172.5
BRDE 280.6
Sicredi 152

Images from Aug 30, 2012:

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24

- Agricultural machinery and implements:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,  

28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   32,   33,   34,   35,   36,   37,   38,   39,   40,   41,   42

- Animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26

- Vehicles:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12

- Family-based agro-industry:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18

Images from Aug 31, 2012:

- Casa de Esteio (Esteio’s House), event’s queen and princesses, arts and crafts and Esteio’s means of communication:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15

- Agricultural machinery and implements:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20

- PMais Alimentos (More Food) Program:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32  

- Panels about irrigation:   1,   2,   3,   4

- Animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   33,   34,   35,   36,   37

- Vehicles:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

- Caminhos da Integração (Integration Paths):   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30

- Flowers and Flower shops:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

- Birds and small animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23

- Cooperativism, Education for the countryside and solidarity Economy:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21

Official Expointer site of the government of Rio Grande do Sul: click here.

Expointer’s 35th edition alphabetical list of exhibitors: click here.

   

EXPOINTER - International Animals’ Exhibition - 2011's Edition

General Information 

The 34th edition of Expointer, held from August 27 to September 04, 2011, in Esteio-RS, stood out when compared to earlier editions thanks to the evolution in ticket revenue and the performance of family-based farming sales. Confer the Fair’s balance sheet:

Public

456.365 

Negotiated animals  

2.147

Vehicles

R$ 36 milhões

EXPOARGS Handcrafts

R$ 1,250 milhão

Small trade 

R$ 4.560.000,00

Family-based Agriculture

R$ 1.050.000,00 

Banks (financing proposals)

R$ 1.072.167.000,00 

Auctions and the sale of animals

R$ 11.719.240,00

SIMERS  

R$ 834.700.000,00

Ticket Revenue

R$ 2.184.684,00  

Pictures of 2th September 2011:

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26

- Agricultural machines and implements:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20

- Animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24

   

EXPOINTER - International Animals’ Exhibition - 2010's Edition

General Information 

The 33rd edition of Expointer held from August 08 to September 05, 2011, in Esteio-RS, stood out especially in terms of the huge public in attendance, the quality of the animals sold, and the revenue from the sale of vehicles and the auctions. Confer the Fair’s balance sheet:

Public

561.000 

Negotiated animals  

2.390

Vehicles

R$ 70,6 milhões

EXPOARGS Handcrafts

R$ 1,050 milhão

Small trade 

R$ 4.250.000,00

Family-based Agriculture

R$ 800.000,00 

Banks (financing proposals)

R$ 980.000.000,00 

Leilões e vendas de animais

R$14.000.000,00

SIMERS  

R$ 827.500.000,00

Ticket Revenue

R$ 714.000,00  

Pictures of 3th September 2010:

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   21

- Agricultural machines and implements:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17

- Animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18

- Official event opening:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

   

EXPOINTER - International Animals’ Exhibition - 2009's Edition

General Information 

The 32nd edition of Expointer, held from August 29 to September 06, 2009, in Esteio-RS, stood out when compared to earlier editions thanks to the sheer volume of business.

Each year the Fair gets better and better, demonstrating strength and opportunity, along with the authenticity of the economy of Rio Grande do Sul and the southern region of Brazil.  Presence included 1,248 animal exhibitors and 2,573 exhibitors of machines, implements, handcrafts and small-scale trade, from a number of states and countries from around the world. The Fair's exposition included the expressive number of 4,534 animals, from 160 different breeds. The total revenue generated through business reached BRL 805.3 million; animal business reached the mark of BRL 8.39 million; the sale of handcrafts, BRL 900,000.00; family-based agriculture, BRL 1.03 million; and agricultural machines and implements, BRL 795 million (98.7%).

As traditionally happens, those attending the Fair could visit animals, agricultural equipment and family-based farming expositions, confer the renowned shows that test the animals' abilities, watch musical and artistic performances, enjoy country-style cuisine, enjoy the theme park, and watch cultural shows, technical lectures, awards and much more. Expointer was truly out of this world during the 9 days of festivities.

Expointer is the largest agricultural and livestock fair in Latin America and always draws a hugely diverse public. You can find everything from the “lowing of a calf” (Zero Hora, 08/27/2005, pg. 4), to a range of musical performances, reigning tests and muddy grounds for testing jeeps, animal auctions, and an enormous theme park for children and youths. During the week of the event, a number of companies and institutions in general linked to the agricultural and livestock sector use the opportunity to hold business meetings, conferences, awards ceremonies and networking. All participants enjoy the opportunity to get a “taste” of farm life, set within a magical environment, able to bring the farmlands to the city, and the city to the farmlands. For many farmhands, the Fair is a rare opportunity to experience the city; and for many children, youths and general city-folk, the Fair is also an unequalled opportunity to experience farm life.

 Since 1972, the year the fair took on an international character, Expointer has established itself as one of the most important agricultural and livestock and agricultural machine events in Latin America. The exhibition ground complex covers 141 hectares and is able to receive hundreds of thousands of visitors over the traditional 9 days of the event.  Its facilities can accommodate over 6,000 animals, including beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, rabbits and birds, which are always a huge attraction at events. It also includes ample space for the exposition of agricultural machines and implements, technical innovations, shows, and all types of products and services related to farm life.  It is ideally located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul: at the epicenter of the metropolitan region, just 25 km from the capital by roadway BR-116, metropolitan train and Salgado Filho international Airport. The host city is Esteio. It is small (covering 32 km2 and with a population of 83,000), but it shines brightly: it boasts an enviable quality of life index, invariably placed among leading areas, in rankings that organizations from the study area publish.

In truth, the Fair is rooted in the distant year of 1901, when the first State Exposition of Rio Grande do Sul was held at the old Campos da Redenção Field in Porto Alegre. It was a huge hit right from the first edition, drawing a total 67,000 people to the exhibition grounds. In 1909, the Exposition was moved to Prado Riograndense, where the Menino Deus Expo Grounds were built, in the neighborhood of the same name. Due to a lack of space, between 1967 and 1969, the state government acquired an area of 64 hectares from the Kroeff Farm, in the metropolitan municipality of Esteio. The site was used for the installation of the State Exhibition Grounds, with the first edition held in 1970. In 1972, the Expo became international. In 1977, the area was renamed: Parque de Exposições Assis Brasil (Assis Brasil State Exhibition Grounds), in tribute to one of the state’s most important politicians and farmers at the outset of the 20th century.

Joaquim Francisco de Assis Brasil was born in São Gabriel-RS in 1858, having been expressively involved in Brazilian politics until his death in 1933. On a number of occasions, he played the role of ambassador of Brazil. In 1909, in the current small regional municipality of Pedras Altas, construction work began on a castle on an exemplary and illustrative ranch, open to visitation. The idea was to build a rural company, with diverse activities, transforming primary products into derivatives, and with field work implemented with culture, technology and comfort. On certain occasions, it was said that “one day of seeing is worth more than a year of reading”.  Thus, it imported jersey cattle from England, robust Devon bulls, Arabian horses and Karakul and Ideal sheep. It only bred purebred animals, like White Wyandotte chickens brought from the United States. It also introduced new species of trees, such as eucalyptus, constructed stables, sheds and gates that still function. It also invented utensils, such as the traditional chimarrão straw with a thousand holes that will never get blocked and which carries its name. The castle was erected with medieval traits set in one of the most isolated landscapes of Rio Grande do Sul, proving that it was possible to enjoy nature without being a yokel. The idea was not to show off, but rather to ennoble country life. The diplomat, who dined with kings and state leaders, felt that the furrow and book were the tools of progress.  In Castle of Pedras Altas, peace was celebrated between the "chimangos" and "maragatos", on December 14, 1923. It marked the last war between local Gaucho peoples.

See illustrative images of the Castle:  1,  2,  34,  56,  78,  910,  11  

The Fair was the most authentic showcase for production capacity, technology, culture and life on Gaucho land. The days of the event are filled with expositions, business, artistic performances, technical and academic presentations, as well as tournaments, contests, races and rodeos, great conversation and the exchange of information. During the event, visitors such as executives from huge global corporations, state ministers, country presidents and even simple farm laborers can be found circulating through the pavilions and streets of the complex. Teachers, managers, representatives, mayors, diverse liberal professionals, representatives of countries, ministries, municipalities and the most diverse organizations and places strive to be present.  It is possible to find something to suit all tastes.  The event also draws street artists from the capital and surrounding cities, covering everything from musicians, clowns, statues and, obviously, the ever-present “Catman”, who have all been entertaining people of all ages for years with the creative, though repetitive, performances.

In short, the Fair is unique, interesting and important. No one should miss visiting the annual event, or at least ensure a visit once in a lifetime.

This site presents Fair documentaries since 1999 (when the first digital camera arrived on the market, able to shoot 8 photos prior to being reloaded). The textual, image and video documentaries already make a very valuable collection. And each year, when the Fair ends, it continues being seen again and again virtually, throughout the entire following year, by thousands of web users the world over.

Each year, and with the greatest satisfaction, we renew the presential visits to the Fair, honoring and promoting the event that best symbolizes and portrays the soul of Gaucho and Brazilian lands. It is a veritable showcase of what is available and what is done in Rio Grande do Sul, a land of great pride.

And with each passing year, the link between Expointer and the host city of Esteio, the “little city that shines” becomes clearer and firmer on the map of both Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil.

See images of the 2009 Fair.

Pictures of 29th August 2009:

- "Freio de Ouro 2009" Competition:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   33

- Agricultural machines and implements:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30

- Animals:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21

- Vehicles:  1,   2,   3

Pictures of 5th September 2009:

- Fair sovereignty, present at "Casa de Esteio":   1,   2  

- Free areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

- Champion Parade:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16

- Agricultural machines and implements:     1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11

- Regional Handcrafts:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

- Machines and implements from the “Mais Alimentos" Program:

  1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30

 

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Images in movement of Expointer 2009

Images in movement of Esteio-RS, the host city of the event

It is with great satisfaction that we present a rich collection of retrospective information, in reference to the range of previous Fairs, since the edition in 1999. 

   

==> Also, confer our rich collection of Fair information from previous years, by clicking here!