Industry praises decision to move SALTEX

By Alistair July 19, 2020 08:54 Updated

The recent announcement that SALTEX will be rescheduling from November 2020 to March 2021 has been met with support.

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) board of directors said that the unanimous decision was based on ensuring the safety of everyone connected with the event and to provide the respite required to readjust to changing professional and personal circumstances.

“We are pleased to see the GMA take decisive steps to deal with the growing doubt and anxiety about SALTEX going ahead in November. It would have been a difficult decision for a variety of reasons, but for us the right one to remove uncertainty and replace it with a forward date that we can look forward to with optimism.

“Early March keeps us in the ‘pre-season’ window to be able to give focus to the exhibition before the pressures of the season takeover,” said David Cole, managing director of Reesink Turfcare.

Roger Moore, sales and marketing manager for Dennis and SISIS said: “At Dennis and SISIS we agree with the decision. In these difficult times the industry will need its trade show and we believe that the postponement until March 2021 is the right decision for both exhibitors and visitors.”

Geoff Webb, CEO at the GMA, commented: “We would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors, partners and suppliers for their support and patience during this challenging time. It has been highly encouraging to see the industry come together and support the GMA’s decision.

“We feel we have acted quickly, working hard to secure these new spring dates, in order to deliver the event the industry deserves.”

Early indications for SALTEX 2021, the show’s 75th anniversary, are extremely positive after show organisers reported a record-breaking loyalty period, stand upgrades and an influx of debut exhibitors.

It comes off the back of the most successful SALTEX to date which saw a record breaking 9,104 visitors attend the 2019 event.

SALTEX will take place on 3 and 4 March 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham.


By Alistair July 19, 2020 08:54 Updated

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