With the climate and economy throwing more challenges than ever before at those responsible for keeping landscapes and sportsgrounds in tip-top condition learning from others, and seeing new innovations is key. This is where SALTEX, Europe's largest free, sports turf, amenities, and landscaping trade exhibition, can help. The event delivers an unmissable mix of learning and networking opportunities, education, and exhibition, all in one place over two days.
Visitors can view the latest advances in equipment, hear about product developments in soft and hard landscaping and receive technical advice, all invaluable elements if success in keeping grounds in great condition is to be achieved.
Now in its 77th year SALTEX 2023 will provide visitors the chance to view over 400 brands in three halls, across two days – 01 and 02 November – at one central location – Birmingham NEC.
Alongside exhibitors is an all-encompassing Learning LIVE education programme that provides advice, insight, and real solutions to the biggest issues that the grounds management industry faces. This year, SALTEX will host a series of over 30 sessions on three themed stages – the Main stage where the biggest names in the industry will deliver keynote speeches, the Spotlight stage – the venue for delving into the most prevalent topics in the industry and the Eco stage a whole area dedicated to the latest in all things sustainable. Visitors will hear directly from industry leaders, technical specialists, and experts from across the industry.
Last year’s show brought together over 8,300 visitors from 50 plus countries with the biggest names in the groundscare industry voicing their enthusiasm for SALTEX. Asked why they attended 73 percent of visitors said it was their interest in the industry, 70 percent to source new products, services and suppliers and 46 percent stating that is provides a great opportunity to meet industry colleagues and make new connections – building networks, knowledge and learning about new innovations.
SALTEX 2023 is on track to have one of its biggest years yet as exhibitor demand sees the floor plan for 2023 increase by 20 percent to accommodate bookings.
Big industry names returning to SALTEX include Baroness, Dennis and Sisis, Husqvarna, ICL, Kubota, Ransomes, Reesink UK, Toro and Weibang amongst many others.
The show is organised by the Grounds Management Association – the leading not-for-profit membership organisation representing grounds managers, grounds personnel, grounds maintenance managers, greenkeepers and all others involved in the management of sports turf, pitches, landscape, and amenity facilities in the UK. SALTEX is by the industry for the industry – powered by the Grounds Management Association – all income generated by the show is ploughed back into the industry.
SALTEX’s history, along with the GMA’s work towards making sport possible, has made it the exhibition of choice for five of the UK’s National Governing Bodies (NGBs). Year round the GMA, Football Association (represented by Football Foundation), Sport England, England & Wales Cricket Board, Rugby Football League, and Rugby Football Union work collaboratively to improve pitches and upskill those in the industry. SALTEX is the exhibition of choice for these leading sporting bodies when it comes to meeting those who work in the groundscare industry. This has been proven by their annual participation over two busy days on the buzzing SALTEX show floor, sharing insights learned from their work, providing free technical advice on maintaining playing surfaces, and providing guidance on accessing funding.
SALTEX takes place at Birmingham NEC on 1-2 November 2023. To secure a free ticket to Europe’s largest and leading sports turf, amenities, and landscaping trade exhibition, register online here.