SALTEX 2021 celebrates as it returns to the NEC Birmingham this November
SALTEX 2021 (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) returns in November to the NEC Birmingham. All those who work with or are associated with landscape design and management will have the opportunity once again to see a wide range of innovative new products and services from prominent suppliers when the doors of this turf management event open on November 3 and 4, 2021. All visitors must have a printed badge for free entry.
And to add to the cheer this year, the event will be celebrating its 75th year. Organised by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), the event brings together grounds managers, grounds personnel, grounds maintenance managers, greenkeepers and all others involved in the management of sports pitches, landscape and amenity facilities in the UK. In addition the event provides a wealth of information and ideas for landscape architects, designers, contractors, gardeners, foresters and horticulturalists.
The show floor will offer a wide range of stands from turf maintenance machinery, fertilizers, wetting agents, seeds, turf, aggregates and treatments, weed control, facilities management services, fencing and landscaping. It is the perfect opportunity for visitors looking to increase their business efficiency and improve operations to gain support and advice.
Eco Village showcases sustainable technology
As well as a wide range of innovative products on display within the three large halls, visitors to SALTEX will have the chance to see an ‘electrifying’ showcase of products in a dedicated area on the show floor called the Eco Village. Featuring a programme of daily demonstrations in cutting-edge sustainable technology – the Eco Village allows visitors a unique chance to witness a multitude of products in action.
Expect to see a powerful line-up of new innovations from the likes of Avant UK (headline sponsor), Dennis Mowers, Campey Turf Care Systems, Overton UK, GroundWOW and Allet Mowers.
SALTEX plays host to the most technologically advanced equipment, product and service showcase in grounds management. Many are rightly celebrated at the show and none more so than through the SALTEX Innovation Awards.
Since its launch at SALTEX 2017, the Innovation Awards have helped to highlight some of the most ground-breaking, innovative products and services within the groundscare industry. Visitors will get the chance to see every entry on the show floor and there will be a winner in each of a wide range of product categories – so keep an eye out for news on when and where the final ceremony will take place on the show floor.
Learning LIVE educational programmes
There will also be a number of education opportunities through Learning LIVE – SALTEX’s all-encompassing, free-to-attend education programme. Learning LIVE will take place in large seminar theatres situated on the show floor and will feature a wide range of topics which could be particularly beneficial for those working in the landscaping sector.
Landscapers may well be interested in Lawn Care Legends LIVE, which will take place on the first day of the show and offer a fantastic networking opportunity. Lawn Care Legends, a Facebook group which was created in July 2016, is a thriving online community with over 4,000 worldwide active members. It is primarily a group for all landscapers and gardeners to showcase their work and knowledge and ultimately support one another. Now the Legends are coming to SALTEX and all are welcome.
John Ryan, founder of the Lawn Care Legends online networking community revealed why SALTEX is a must-attend event: “SALTEX is a way to get a feel of what is coming to the marketplace, and it helps you to adapt or evolve with the industry. We all use SALTEX as an opportunity to source new products and everyone is keen and eager to see what manufacturers have to offer.”
SALTEX will take place in Halls 6, 7 and 8 at the NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK
Wednesday, 3rd November – 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday, 4th November – 9.00am – 4.00pm
Pre-registration to SALTEX 2021 is essential this year. Register for free online at https://gmasaltex.co.uk/visitor-registration/ to print off a badge for entry.