Novi Sad Fair (Serbian: Новосадски сајам, romanizedNovosadski sajam; Hungarian: Újvidéki Vásár) is an event management company located in Novi Sad, Serbia, which organizes one of the largest agricultural fairs in Southeast Europe. Taking place every May in Novi Sad, it is also one of the largest agricultural fairs in Europe, with approximately 600,000 visitors attending the event. Novi Sad Fair also organizes other shows, e.g. technology and finance, as well as congresses and exhibitions, which brings in a total of about one million visitors to the city each year.[1]

Novi Sad Fair
Новосадски сајам
Novosadski sajam
Újvidéki Vásár
Official logo
Novi Sad Fair Master Centar building
AddressHajduk Veljkova 11
LocationNovi Sad, Serbia
Coordinates45°15′20″N 19°49′13″E / 45.2555631°N 19.8201692°E / 45.2555631; 19.8201692
TypeEvent Management company
Capacity60,000 m2 (650,000 sq ft)
Record attendance600,000 (Agricultural fair)
Opened1923; 100 years ago (1923)
Location within neighborhood

Features Edit

Novi Sad Fair interior
Novi Sad Fair at night

Novi Sad Fair owns a vast exhibition space, the size of the total area being 300,000 m² (240,000 m² outside and 60,000 m² inside). The company also has a newly built congress building, called the "Master Centre", which measures 2,700 m².

Novi Sad Fair is a 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

The city of Novi Sad was historically a popular place for traders. In the 19th century, it quickly became an important trading post, due to its location on the Danube river and on the natural border between the Bačka and Syrmia regions. Novi Sad is also situated in Vojvodina, Serbia, which at the time was the most developed agricultural region in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia. It therefore became home to the country's first agricultural show in 1923, becoming international later on in 1930.

In 1958, Novi Sad Fair became a member of an international fair organization and also gained a reputation for being the most important agricultural show in the then SFR Yugoslavia. Besides organizing the annual agricultural show, the company had held many other fairs over the years, dedicated to finance, computing, banking, cars, books, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Exhibitions and Fairs Edit

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) Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Home".
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  4. ^ "EASE". Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Home".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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