Dealer day attracts has something for everyone from dealers to OEM’s and students

  • Following the annual Spring Meeting in Brussels, Climmar members took part in the second Dealer Day organised by Fedagrim.
  • The Climmar Working Group for Education also met to discuss future developments in European cooperation for vocational education.
  • At the even Climmar’s President Rinaldin presented certificates to commend the outstanding work done by some Climmar members in the field of education

The Dealer Day attracted a large number of tractor dealers, agricultural companies and students of agriculture  and agricultural mechanisation to the event, which focused on precision farming. Due to Climmar’s presence two Dutch schools and around ten Dutch OEM’s also took part.

There were around 150 attendees across multiple sessions, supported  by the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.

The morning began with an overview by EPEC on software and the potential applications of PLC control in Isobus. In addition, ILVO conducted a workshop on data and dealers, which stimulated discussions on the evolving role of dealers in the agri-data space. Flanders Make also contributed with a workshop on remote support options, presenting various methods, including VR headsets and smartphones, for providing remote technical support.

After a productive networking lunch, the event featured a Jobdate session, where final year students were able to conduct speed dating style interviews with potential employers.

Following the networking sessions, AGCO presented its solutions for mixed fleets, while Jalaco Agri and Coysman shared their practical experiences of using precision farming tools.

The International Office of Thomas More concluded the day with an interesting workshop on setting up international internships. Reflecting on the event, both Fedagrim and Thomas More expressed satisfaction with the enriching experiences shared throughout the day.

Hans Verstreken, Fedagrim said, “It is gratifying to witness the fruitful exchange between students and industry stakeholders. Today, we’ve sown the seeds for the integration of new technologies into our curriculum, providing crucial support for this essential education”.

Kris Michiels, Thomas More teacher added “It was an incredibly enlightening day, even for me as an educator. We’re constantly being exposed to the latest advances in technology that enrich our teaching methods.”