Thursday 21 August 2014 

IOG Saltex Heading To Birmingham

SALTEX 2015 will be held in Birmingham, with the event arriving at a new venue with a new date
SALTEX 2015 will be held in Birmingham, with the event arriving at a new venue with a new date
© IOG Saltex

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has confirmed that the 2015 Sports Ameneties Landscaping Trade Exhibition (SALTEX) will be held in Birmingham on 4th and 5th November.

The NEC, Birmingham

The NEC is one of Europe’s leading indoor exhibition and event centres. Centrally located, it will attract more visitors and exhibitors from a wider national and international audience.

The NEC has extremely well connected transport links with more than 75% of the UK population situated within just three hours of the venue.

The event will switch from Windsor Racecourse - where this year's event begins on 2nd September - to Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

2015 also marks the 70th anniversary of the exhibition and the change of venue allows SALTEX 2015 to attract a wider range of exhibitors from turfcare and amenity suppliers, specialist machinery manufacturers, contractors, landscapers and playgrounds.

Educational seminars will offer practical tips on groundcare and green space management from industry experts.

"The IOG board has been looking at ways to improve the format and overall experience of SALTEX for visitors and also create maximum benefit for exhibitors," IOC chief executive Geoff Webb explained.

"After evaluating all options, we have decided it’s time to change the date and venue to meet the demands of the industry going forward," he added.

Already lined up for 2015 are a wider range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique 'Ask The Expert' clinic and combining with the IOG annual conference and awards events for the first time.

SALTEX 2015 – What's In Store:

  • A world class, national and international facility - accessible to visitors from home and abroad with 75% of the UK population located within just three hours of the NEC
  • More than just an exhibition – an extended range of educational seminars, and turf debate clinics are planned
  • Better time of year - for groundsmen, greenkeepers, landscapers, local authorities, schools, colleges, universities and contractors, as well as exhibitors
  • Bringing the industry together - the IOG’s two key events of the year: the industry’s largest exhibition and the IOG’s prestigious annual conference and awards

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