GroundsFest gains momentum

Lucy Nichollsin Exhibition News

Following the successful launch of GroundsFest just over five weeks ago, an influx of exhibitors have already committed to the event.

GroundsFest gains momentum with exhibitor signups.

Taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 - 21 September, and dubbed as the event the industry has been waiting for, GroundsFest will bring together all grounds management sectors to build communities, nurture collaboration, and facilitate relationships that last.

The legacy of GroundsFest is also taking shape with profits going towards encouraging new people into the industry through funding apprenticeship programmes and also mental health first aid training specifically for grounds staff, greenkeepers and landscapers.

The trade's top brands, suppliers, manufacturers, service providers and distributors will showcase and demonstrate their latest products at the event, which also features live working stations and a free education programme with an accredited training provider.

Commenting on Campey Turf Care Systems' decision to exhibit at GroundsFest, Chairman Richard Campey said:

"The idea of a groundscare event in the UK which combines indoor and outdoor stand space, is particularly appealing to Campey Turf Care. There is no better way to prove how good your products are than to show them in action. This is what our customers ask for and we are delighted to be able to fill that request."

Guy Overton, Director of Overton UK, is also upbeat about the event format.

"GroundsFest is a refreshing and exciting concept which will enable us to demonstrate our wide product portfolio in an outdoor setting. It is a great venue, at the right time of year, and we are really looking forward to it."

Simon Christensen, Head of Marketing for Turf Tank, is looking forward to demonstrating the company's innovative technology.

"We are excited to join GroundsFest 2023! As an outdoor show, we believe this to be the perfect environment for grounds managers to interact with machinery and see it live. We're looking forward to meeting everyone in September and showing the Turf Tank robot in action!"

Charles Neale, GroundsFest's Sales Director, is delighted with how the event is progressing.

"The support we have received for the event has been overwhelming - particularly so early in the show cycle. We are receiving new exhibitor enquiries daily and a large percentage of the floorplan has already been allocated.

"We have researched the market, talking to both exhibitors and visitors, listening, and learning, and feel confident that GroundsFest will deliver the best possible experience across its two days."

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