At the time of writing in we are following the Prime Ministers roadmap out of Lockdown 3, now more than one year on from the first Lockdown to fight the Coronavirus.
With a roadmap provisionally planned out in front of us, we are looking ahead to fewer restrictions enabling exhibitions to go ahead during the second half of 2021.
If all goes to plan here is a rundown of the shows you can expect to see us at later this year:
Driffield Showground, near York, currently scheduled for 21st and 22nd July, 2021
Exhibition type: Agriculture and Fencing
For the first time in its history the Driffield Show is planned to take place over 2 days, to enable a greater distribution of visitors. Coronavirus aside this is something we welcome, the Driffield Show is known for its scale and broad variety of trade stands, and a two day event gives visitors more time should they need it to get round as many stands as they wish.
The main arena hosts livestock competitions with Sheep, Horses and Cattle, plus some truly exciting entertainment in the form of Camel Racing, kids Terrier Racing, and Dog Agility. Surrounding the main arena is something for everybody with Handicrafts, Shops, Machinery, and Agricultural Supplies, plus the new to 2019 Food Theatre, with cooking demonstrations by some of the best local chefs.
Driffield Show is also home to the UK Fencing Championships, presented by Fencing and Landscaping News. The 10 competitors are given 4 hours to erect 40 metres of high tensile stock netting. A number of businesses, including Easy Petrol Post Driver, support the event through sponsorship which goes towards the prize money for the first 3 places.
Fencing Championships webpage: www.fencing-news.com/uk-fencing-championships
Newbury Showground, currently scheduled for 20th & 21st October 2021
Exhibition type: Events, Festivals, Weddings
Being one of the most affected industries during the 2020/21 pandemic, the events, festivals, and weddings industry is certainly in need of a boost. The Showmans Show should hopefully come at the end of a summer of near normal activities and certainly is not one to miss.
The show is great opportunity to meet new suppliers, network with similar businesses, and discover the latest innovations. Visitors are offered a vast cross section of the entire supply chain, from marquees and structures, plant hire equipment, waste management, food and catering, health and safety solutions, to the finishing touches.
Additionally, the rise in demand for sustainable products and surge in appetite for all things technology related is also reflected in the exhibitor list.
NEC Birmingham, currently scheduled for 3rd & 4th November 2021
Exhibition type: Landscaping, Groundcare
Saltex sits at the heart of the landscaping industry and is the must attend event for anyone maintaining or managing pitches, estates, grounds, landscaping, play areas and parks.
You will find all the best brands and latest innovations from the industries top suppliers. Saltex has been the launch pad for many new products over its 75 year tenure. There really is something for everybody, from groundsmen, company owners, volunteers or professionals.
Alongside the product stands are a number of live events and seminars, giving opportunity for learning, networking, and job hunting advice.
One event to certainly look forwards to is the Lawn Care Legends LIVE event – born from a Facebook group led by John Ryan, it offers a great opportunity to showcase your work, ask for advice by your peers, and ultimately support one another. The LIVE event at Saltex will be great opportunity to meet some well known names form the group, and maybe even win one of the awards on offer.
To join the Lawn Care Legends Facebook group visit www.facebook.com/groups/lawncarelegends
Visitors to SALTEX will also be able to collect CPD points for attending and taking part in the show events.
ExCeL London, currently scheduled for 16th & 17th November 2021
Exhibition type: Landscaping, Groundscare
From its new home at the ExCeL in London, Futurescape promises to be bigger and better than ever. A must attend event for the industry, with a breadth of suppliers for the inducts including machinery, technology, plants and materials.
In addition to the trade stands is a packed schedules of seminars, Q&A events, and live debates – all a great opportunity for knowledge gain and networking with both your peers and suppliers. One to look out for especially is The ProLandscaper Summit; an expert panel challenging the big questions on the horizon of landscaping.
The show is suitable for everybody in the industry; from owner-operators, small businesses, to councils, operatives and large business owners. See the latest on offer in the industry and get prepared for the 2022 landscaping season.
NEC Birmingham, currently scheduled for 11th & 12th January 2022
Exhibition type: Agriculture, Farming, Smallholding
LAMMA is the UK’s largest event for agriculture, farm equipment and technology, and since its move indoors to the NEC in 2019 it has grown even more.
Spread across 11 halls, this is certainly one to have a plan before you arrive. Over 700 exhibitors pack the halls with the latest machinery, technology, and services for all farming and agriculture.
Amongst the big tractors and combines there are some truly wonderful innovations, and the 2022 exhibition will be no exception following almost 2 years of ‘Feeding the Nation’ during a very challenging pandemic.
Once again visitors to LAMMA will be able to collect CPD points for attending and taking part in knowledge trails. The Farm Safety Zone will also be running again, with speakers from across the industry.
And the Farming 4.0 Trail will be the go-to feature for LAMMA attendees who want to discover the fourth generation of farming technology. The latest and greatest farm innovations for the future under one roof at LAMMA.