SALTEX is exceeding expectations with the number of exhibitors already booked for the 2022 show surpassing that of the 2021 show with five months to go until the event.
Still riding high from the huge success of the 75th show, which led the way for the industry back into live events, Sarah Cunningham, director of commercial and events at the Grounds Management Association, SALTEX event organisers, says: “Visitors will be in for a treat at SALTEX this year. Stand sales have already surpassed those of 2021 and we have a bigger and better floorplan designed for the 2022 show.
“With 140 companies confirmed and us welcoming back so many exhibitors from previous years demonstrates the value these industry-leading companies place on attending SALTEX. Plus, with five months until the show and so many active conversations with new companies ongoing, we can guarantee that number will only increase.”
Big brand names already on board from 2021 include Dennis, ISEKI, Origin Amenity, Redexim, Reesink UK with Toro and Sisis. And coming back to join them after a break away are Barrus, Gianni Ferrari, Ransomes, STIHL and STM.
Rob Edwards, marketing manager – tractor business unit at Kubota, another returning exhibitor, says: “It’s essential for Kubota to promote its products to customers and the turf management marketplace and we choose to use SALTEX, as the premier UK event for the turf sector, to do this. We feel that there is a distinct appetite from the marketplace to meet with industry professionals and suppliers and SALTEX is the best event for that. The combination of the exhibition, alongside the training, learning and expert advice opportunities means that SALTEX is the ‘must do’ event for the turf professional and we look forward to attending it in November.”
Sarah continues: “If companies are serious about reaching new and potential customers then SALTEX is a must for the calendar. The feedback from last year’s exhibitors covered how the show provided the platform for meeting high quality business leads from strong visitor numbers as well as giving the opportunity for networking and entertaining with existing customers.”
Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC over two days, 2-3 November, SALTEX is Europe’s largest free to attend sports amenities and landscaping trade exhibition, catering for all sectors of the grounds care industry. It showcases the sector’s latest innovations and technologies, features an education programme with CPD-accredited seminars, and hosts expert speakers providing insights and solutions to current sector-wide issues. It also provides a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues and build new business relationships.