SALTEX 2019 - Plan your trip!!

SALTEX 2019 - Plan your trip!

During the two-day event, from 30-31 October at the NEC Birmingham, more than 500 brands will be on show in three large halls containing a plethora of exhibitors. They’ll be showcasing machinery, power and hand tools; seeds, turf, aggregates and treatments; landscaping materials; arboriculture, horticulture and forestry products; commercial vehicles and much more.So register your place via this link NOW!

With such a diverse range of exhibitors, SALTEX 2019 has something for everyone and regardless of budget the show can meet your requirements.

There are 33 SALTEX 2019 Innovation of the Year Award entries this year – from robotics to hybrid mowers, state-of-theart irrigation and grow lights. Check them out in the SALTEX Show Guide, visit the exhibitor stands, then head to Theatre Four at 3.15pm on Wednesday 30 October where the winning product will be awarded with SALTEX 2019 Innovation of the Year.

The new show feature – the Eco Village – offers a programme of daily demonstrations in cutting-edge sustainable technology allowing visitors an opportunity to witness the products in action.

A number of market-leading batterypowered mowers will be featured, such as the new INFINICUT Rotary and FX model; Allett will be demonstrating the new Uplift 86E rotary mower as well as the C34E cylinder mower; and Overton UK will be displaying the Mean Green commercial electric mower range. Linddana is introducing an environmentally friendly electrical wood chipper with a powerful 96V Li-ion battery pack; Husqvarna is showcasing its new electric brushcutter, telescoping pole hedgetrimmer and Commercial Automower; visitors can see the MSA 220 C-B in action – the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the STIHL range; Sherriff Amenity will be revealing how Carbon Gold’s new organic, chemical-free biochar products could significantly improve soil and sward health. Avant Tecno will be explaining the benefits of the e6, which it claims is the world’s first loader using lithium battery; and Fleet Line Markers will be demonstrating its new and innovative Cog Line Marking System.

Outdoor demonstrations will also be taking place on the grass area directly outside the SALTEX halls 6, 7 and 8, providing an opportunity to see larger equipment in action.

SALTEX offers excellent networking opportunities. A visit to the Lawn Care Legends free networking event should be on every landscaper’s itinerary. Lawn Care Legends is a thriving online community for all landscapers and gardeners to showcase their work and knowledge and ultimately support one another. Some of the Legends’ topics being addressed this year include marketing a business, dealing with stress and pricing a job correctly. Hundreds of attendees are

expected and over £2,500 worth of prizes are up for grabs. This networking opportunity is taking place on the first day of SALTEX at 2pm in concourse suites 22 and 23 by the SALTEX entrance and all are welcome.

Also taking place on the first day of SALTEX is the Women in Turf networking event. This is a fantastic opportunity for all women who work in the groundscare sector to discuss job opportunities and career progression. If you would like to attend this event, email

Industry expert Frank Newberry will be hosting the popular Job Clinic sessions at the GMA Hub (C180) between 9am and 3pm each day. Available as a one-to-one or group session.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s free education programme, will feature 56 CPD-accredited seminars and panel debates and more than 100 expert speakers. Designed for all sectors of the groundscare industry,

Learning LIVE presentations will focus on topics such as disease management, industry research, best practice, mental health, diversity in the workplace, synthetic turf standards, funding and climate control. The programme has been developed and curated alongside leading industry partners and influencers to provide support, insight and real solutions to the biggest issues that the audience care about most.

The GMA Hub (C180) offers an opportunity to gather best-in-class sports turf management advice from GMA regional pitch advisors linked to the Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme, led by the GMA and supported by The Football Association, the England & Wales Cricket Board and the Football Foundation.

Returning for its fourth successive year, the SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Toro and Reesink, will see students from UK-based colleges embark on an academic test of turf management knowledge in which the winning college will get the opportunity to visit Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium.

You can watch the winner’s announcement in Theatre One on the first day of SALTEX at 3:30pm.

Hosted by renowned turf consultant Alex Vickers and MD of the Turf Disease Centre Kate Entwistle, Pathology and Soil Science LIVE will allow visitors to look in detail at the symptoms of some common turf grass fungal disease problems, as infected plants are displayed on a large screen. Informal demonstrations will be available on daily on the GMA Hub (C180) in Hall 6. Don’t forget to   bring your soil samples!