The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that SALTEX will be moving to the NEC, Birmingham on 4-5 November 2015, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the show.
The new venue and date will allow SALTEX 2015 to attract a wider range of exhibitors from turfcare and amenity suppliers and specialist machinery manufacturers - for both natural and artificial sportsturf, contractors, landscaping suppliers and playgrounds. The educational seminars will combine practical tips on all groundscare and green space management issues from an impressive line-up of industry experts.
Speaking on behalf of the IOG board, Geoff Webb, CEO of the IOG commented: “The IOG board has been looking at ways to improve the format and overall experience of SALTEX for visitors and also create maximum benefit for exhibitors. After evaluating all options, we have decided it’s time to change the date and venue to meet the demands of the industry going forward.”
The NEC is one of Europe’s leading indoor exhibition and event centres. Centrally located, it will attract more visitors and exhibitors from a wider national and international audience. The NEC has extremely well connected transport links with more than 75% of the UK population situated within just three hours of the venue.
David Gallagher, the NEC’s New Business Development Manager, added: “We’re delighted to be hosting the IOG’s flagship event, SALTEX, at the NEC, which is a natural home for a national show of this scale. Research consistently demonstrates that we deliver the right audiences for our shows, and in this instance, our connectivity and accessibility are critical factors in meeting the demands of the green space management industry.”
SALTEX 2015 will be better than ever; it will remain the UK’s largest exhibition of groundscare and landscaping products and services, featuring a wider range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique ‘Ask the Expert’ clinic, and - for the first time - will combine with the IOG’s annual conference and awards events.
SALTEX 2015 will bring information, innovation, expertise and insight at every turn for both visitors and exhibitors from across the UK and beyond.
SALTEX 2015: summary of benefits:
- A world class, national and international facility - accessible to visitors from home and abroad with 75% of the UK population located within just three hours of the NEC
- More than just an exhibition – an extended range of educational seminars and turf debate clinics are planned
- Better time of year - for groundsmen, greenkeepers, landscapers, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and contractors, as well as exhibitors
- Bringing the industrytogether - the IOG’s two key events of the year: the industry’s largest exhibition and the IOG’s prestigious annual conference and awards
Further information will be announced at SALTEX 2014, which is being held at Windsor Racecourse from 2 - 4 September.
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