CLIMMAR participates in the second edition of Dealerday

Online since 14-03-2024
Following the annual Spring Meeting in Brussels, CLIMMAR members participated in the second edition of the Dealer Day organised by Fedagrim. On that occasion, the CLIMMAR Working Group for Education organised a meeting to discuss future developments in European cooperation for vocational education. Additionally, CLIMMAR President Rinaldin presented certificates to commend the outstanding work done by some CLIMMAR members in the field of education.
The Dealerday attracted a large number of tractor dealers, agricultural mechanisation companies and students of agricultural and agricultural mechanisation disciplines.

he event, which focused on precision farming, received considerable attention, particularly due to the special participation of CLIMMAR, two Dutch schools, and around ten Dutch agricultural mechanisation companies. The event was held with 150 attendees across multiple sessions, under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.

The morning started with an insightful 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: "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: "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.

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Founded in 1953, CLIMMAR is the international distributors network of currently 16 national associations and their member companies in the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment sector. We organize and represent 19.141 European dealers and their 166.010 employees.