The idea of establishing an exhibition center for the promotion of the agro-food complex emerged at the Ministry of Agriculture. The history of our organization dates back to 1973 – in order to increase the effectiveness of promotion of agriculture and its special-purpose activities, the Exposition of Agricultural and Food Industry was founded on January 1, 1973. After the handover of the exhibition premises into use in 1974, the enterprise was incorporated into MSCPV, o.p. (Property of the permanent nation-wide agricultural exhibition) in Nitra, Slovakia. Following the decision of the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Slovak Socialist Republic, a special-purpose organization Agrokomplex Exhibition Center with 380 employees was founded within the permanent nation-wide agricultural exhibition in Nitra with effect from 1.1. 1976. The original focus of the then Agrokomplex was primarily didactic and educational. Seminars, competitions and lectures during the exhibition helped to improve the agricultural industry. The highlights from this period included the progressive projects of orchard architecture and soil care, and modern forms of crop and livestock production. Utmost attention was paid to the latest inventions in agricultural mechanization. The first year of the didactic-educational exhibition Agrokomplex was attended by 53 exhibitors. The fifth year welcomed 131 companies. In 2007, there were more than 600. In 1989, a contributory organization Agrokomplex – Exhibition Center Nitra was founded by the decision of the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Slovak Socialist Republic. This period made way to a series of new fair themes and the didactic-educational focus of the exhibition turned into a commercial one with the aim of creating a modern, information-oriented exhibition and trade fair events focusing on the market. Large fair projects were launched, the most successful of which are focused on furniture and living, mechanical engineering, welding, metallurgy and casting, construction technology, gardening, automotive industry, forestry and woodworking technology.
As of January 1, 2008, the exhibition center has adopted a new legal form – Agrokomplex Exhibition Center Nitra, State Enterprise.
Since January 9, 2017, the trade name of the company changed to agrokomplex NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER, State Enterprise
1973 – Foundation of Exposition of Agricultural and Food Industry
1976 – Special-Purpose Organization Agrokomplex Exhibition Center
1989 – Contributory Organization Agrokomplex Exhibition Center Nitra
2008 – Agrokomplex Exhibition Center Nitra, State Enterprise
2017- agrokomplex NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER, State Enterprise
agrokomplex NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER, State Enterprise, focuses on the following objectives:
- Internationalization of event and use of the growth potential of foreign trade
- Modernization and improvement of the quality of services for exhibitors and visitors