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01 Oct 2021

SALTEX returns to the NEC in Birmingham next month

SALTEX returns to the NEC in Birmingham next month.

Those working in or involved with groundscare, sports turf, amenities, estates and green-space management, will have the opportunity to see a wide range of innovative new products and services from prominent suppliers when the show opens its doors on November 3 and 4.

SALTEX will be taking place for the 75th time this year and the show is set to be the most vibrant and celebrated event in its long history. 

The show floor will have everything a visitor needs to increase their efficiency and improve operations. There will be a vast range of exhibitors representing the likes of play equipment and services, turf maintenance equipment, fencing and landscaping, sports surface design, research and consultancy, seeds, turf, aggregates and treatments, and facilities services management.

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 opportunity 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, Overton UK, GroundWOW, Campey Turf Care and Allett Mowers – with more to be announced soon.

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.

BAGMA will be at stand A087. We'd love for you to come along as say 'hello'.

Since its launch at SALTEX 2017, the Innovation Award has 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.

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.

Highlights of the programme this year include a virtual tour of Leicester City FC’s new Sports Turf Academy hosted by grounds manager John Ledwidge; an insight into how ongoing research by county cricket grounds and England’s Centre of Excellence will impact the recreational game; grounds managers Ed Ramsden (Perse School) and Greg Smith (Nottingham University) will be offering advice on how to achieve a quick turnaround on multi-sport surfaces; pesticides and what the future holds for them will be explored by Dr Christian Spring (STRI) and Glenn Kirby (Syngenta); the pressures of the job, coping mechanisms and work-life balance will be discussed by Ian Avery (Sutton Valence School), Jim Dawson (BT Murrayfield) and Maria Kuzak (CALM) and turf consultant Richard Hayden will be providing a behind-the-scenes look at the turf care techniques which ensured that the pitches shone at Euro 2020.

In addition, one lucky visitor will be presented with an incredible battery-powered compact loader from Avant UK worth approximately £30,000. Every person who registers will be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize – on loan for six months and the live draw will take place on the first day of the show.

Dave Roberts, Senior Manager of Grounds Management at Liverpool FC revealed why SALTEX is a must-attend event: “SALTEX provides an opportunity to see and meet manufacturers and to look at the products in the flesh. I always keep an open mind as to what we may need. As the show gets closer, we will be aware of specific problems we need to resolve and will then look for solutions at SALTEX.”

Register to SALTEX 2021 for free here

For more information visit www.gmasaltex.co.uk

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