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    CNH Industrial N.V. From left to right: Sean Lennon – Head of Tractor Product Management at New Holland Agriculture, Carlo Lambro - Brand President New Holland Agriculture, Derek Neilson – President Agriculture at CNH Industrial, Thierry Panadero - Vice President Europe at Case IH, Christian Huber – Vice President Global Tractor Product Management at Case IH at SIMA

With the last visitors ushered out the door on Thursday afternoon, and exhibitor breakdown crews dismantling stands through the weekend, the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre will be looking pretty empty this morning. And that’s always how things work with the big national event centres: lots of fast-paced build up, the excitement of the event itself followed by a slick and rapid exit strategy, wagons loaded, equipment back to base, job done! Now to start following up those enquiries….

So, what was SIMA all about, and where does it fit in with the regular European exhibition cycle? No doubt that it still has a seat at the top table of European events – with visits from Didier Guillaume, French Minister of Agriculture, a number of well sought after and meaningful new product or innovation awards presented to the likes of CNH, Sulky-Burel, Laforge, Trimble and many others pioneering technology developments, plus conferences on the future of global farming and dealer seminars, there is a strong sense of business, networking and innovation throughout.

Much bigger than any UK event for sure – 1,800 exhibitors and almost a quarter of a million visitors tell you the scale of the event – but smaller again than the industry giant that is Agritechnica (widely acknowledged as THE major global machinery exhibition, over and above any of the big events in the Americas, Australasia or China), SIMA is great for a finger on the pulse of agriculture at a European level, with an exhibitor list comprising not just the usual household name prime suspects, but many more niche and technology-driven businesses as yet unheard of in our own small market. SIMA is great for the French market, and maybe its scale reflects the much larger French agricultural industry, and a seemingly much stronger empathy for and connection with ‘la terre’ – no militant vegan protests here for sure…

Does it sit in the shadow of its bigger, German cousin though? Almost certainly yes, as most of the big manufacturers save up their shiny new products for an Agritechnica launch (with nearly double the number of SIMA visitors it makes absolute sense to do so) , but in spite of this SIMA definitely holds its own and will no doubt continue to showcase the current and future technology trends, be a symbol of support for a changing industry and a magnet for visitors from across Europe and beyond who maybe look to wear out a little less shoe leather than the Hanover site will oblige them to, and enjoy some Parisian nightlife.

Here at JP Trett, we still managed to wear out 16 kilometres-worth of shoe leather (on day one alone), caught up with our agricultural recruiter partners from France and Germany, sharing some good international contacts, plus huge amounts of networking and ‘state-of-the-industry’ conversations with some influential industry leaders and decision makers. Very pleasing, as always, to also meet up with an impressive number of JP Trett-placed candidates, doing their thing in the environments they love and are passionate about.
All done for another year, better get flights booked for the Hanover trip in November – only 250 days to go!

20Nov 2015

As we progress through the final quarter of the year we have been building our team to ensure that we continue to provide ‘industry sector specific’ champions to represent past, present and future clients that need this knowledge and intelligence.

We clearly provide a benefit to both clients and candidates alike in that we understand the industry and the roles within, we understand the requirements and passion for the sectors and as such always provide a positive and successful service.

As your business prepares its budget for increasing your headcount, shaping your team and driving your business forward perhaps you should be calling us to see what talent is available to your organisation.

As a candidate, do you look back over your last year of employment and feel that it is time to make a change, if this sounds familiar then please log in and register with JP Trett to see where your future may take you. With a fully interactive and secure candidate portal on our website you could be getting that alert of a great new job before it gets advertised.


Three recent additions to the JP Trett Team include:

Jessica Toombs

JP TRETT EQUNE – An accomplished Equine Specialist, qualified in Horse Husbandry, Equine Science and Management locally at Easton College and with 2 years’ experience working at a Stud Farm. Jessica has also had a career in Hospitality representing a leading Worldwide Hotel organisation. With so much passion and knowledge in the Equine and Science Industry Jessica has rapidly taken to recruitment. She is always pushing to understand more, regularly self-educating and training to pass all the professional modules in our training program. A certain star of the future within JP Trett pushing everyone to achieve more!

Bertie Steggles

 JP TRETT LIVESTOCK – A Harper Adams Graduate with an accomplished career already within Agriculture focussing and specialising in Livestock. Having grown up on a Norfolk Farm with a diverse range of various Livestock endeavours Bertie has first-hand experience as well as Sales and Service experience within the sector. A keen sportsman and regular attendee at many Agri-Livestock shows Bertie is well connected and respected within the Livestock industry. Again making massive steps forward in his professional Recruitment training Bertie has delivered results from day one to assist the team. Another rising star of JP Trett.

Linda Trett

JP TRETT – A marketing specialist with a history of successful recruitment Linda joins the team to ensure JP Trett is focussed within the industry specific sectors to deliver the right service to the right audience. With an abundance of energy and enthusiasm Linda has been instrumental in pushing the business forward into new territories and helping the team understand the power of modern marketing and social media.

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