Offering everything from turf care and specialist machinery, to landscaping and playground equipment, the SALTEX exhibition takes place from 3-5 September.
Close to 300 exhibitors will bring the latest products, equipment and expertise to Windsor Racecourse for the annual gathering and many will take advantage of the event’s outdoor location to offer live demonstrations.
Adding a new dimension to this year’s show, Play Fair 2013, the UK’s annual trade event, run by the Association of Play Industries (API), is joining forces with SALTEX to offer a one-stop shop for those involved in the selection, purchase, upkeep and replacement of play equipment and safer surfaces.
Located within the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) Pavilion, at the heart of the showground, expert groundsmen and women – as well as the IOG’s team of regional advisors – will offer one-to-one advice in the IOG Ask the Expert clinic. Many of them – including Keith Kent from Twickenham, Tony Stones from Wembley and Wimbledon’s Neil Stubely – will also take part in panel debates on issues that affect every sports club and every playing surface. In addition, key National Governing Bodies of Sport – the Football Association, The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Rugby Football League – will provide first-hand, authoritative advice to operators on funding, facility development and equipment loans.
The Ask the Expert clinic and panel debates complement a comprehensive education and networking programme at SALTEX. This includes a day-long series of golf-focused seminars, programmed by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association; the National Contractors Forum open debate; a pesticides workshop hosted by The Amenity Forum; a panel debate targeted at arboriculturists and hosted by Rhod Hoskins; and the Service Dealer Heritage Awards.
Visit www.iogsaltex.com for full details.