The International Green Week, which as usual will be the first event of the 1966 exhibition programme, enjoys a worldwide reputation, because it represents a specialised exhibition of international importance dedicated to agriculture, horticulture and off industry.
No available shotlist
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: The International Green Week, which as usual will be the first event of the 1966 exhibition programme, enjoys a worldwide reputation, because it represents a specialised exhibition of international importance dedicated to agriculture, horticulture and off industry. The combination of the different branches is of special significance, because there is no other agricultural exhibition in Europe of such a variety. In 1926 the Green Week will celebrate its 30th anniversary, exactly speaking it will be an anniversary in a double sense, for this year's Green Week is the 30th since its foundation and at the same time the International Green Week dates back to 1926, when 40 years ago the first Green Week took place. Thus is rooted in tradition like no other exhibition is.
According to the inscriptions can already be/ stated today that the forthcoming 30th Green Week will have the same level as the previous agricultural exhibitions. Experts and laymen will have the possibility to face competition between German and foreign agri-culture and food industry. After a pause of 2 years the German Forestry will organise a special display. As usual the German and foreign agricultural machinery industry will exhibit a rich offer of machines and tractors. Furthermore we have to mention the animal and the flower shows which since years attract the attention of the public. The 30th International Green Week will be rounded off by displays of seeds and gardening accessories, by a presentation of small gardens, by requirements for animal breeding, by technical books and magazines, by electrical household appliance of Messrs. Philips, by the Adivisory Board of the Ruhr Coal and by the special displays of the German Wine Publicity, the Berlin Farmers' Association and the Publicity Association of the Lune-burger Heide.
Specialised conferences and other events will stress the importance of the Green Week. Here the 4th International Agricultural Film Competition and the International Riding and Jumping Competition have to be pointed out especially.
In spite of the fact that the city of Berlin with 140 farms does not represent an agricultural centre, but naturally an industrial one, the Green Week has the right of domicile in Berlin. During ten days in winter Berlin is the city in Germany where in the presence of ministers and experts problems resulting from agrarian policy are discussed. According to the opinion of an internationally known firm of the agricultural machinery branch "the Green Week represents a meeting-place for agrarian experts from all over the world". Furthermore the city of Berlin as Germany's biggest centre of consumers is a good place to test the consumers' desires.
On occasion of the Green Week the 15 halls of the exhibition ground, the Marshall-House and 3 well-built pavilions covering all together about 56.000 m2 will be occupied.