With over six months to go before IOG SALTEX opens its doors at Windsor Racecourse (6-8 September 2005) 90 per cent of stand space is already booked – including big name suppliers, overseas exhibitors and some companies that are exhibiting for the first time.
Also planned is a powerful, free education programme focusing on turf care to complement the comprehensive displays of products, technologies and techniques being staged by the 400 plus exhibitors.
IOG SALTEX grounds care equipment regulars include Allett Mowers, Bobcat Europe, Briggs & Stratton UK, David Jenkins Turf, Etesia, JCB, John Deere, Kubota, Simon Tullet Machinery, Ransomes Jacobson, Swan Plant, Toro and SISIS.
Developments are in place to improve access to the showground – including the introduction of a river ferry for visitors travelling by public transport and those who want to ‘park and ride‘ to avoid traffic congestion, while the success of last year’s inaugural instant stadium has set plans in motion for the arena to be a focal point for a higher number and wider range of attractions.
Last year also saw the introduction of the UK Landscape Skills Competition, and the overwhelming success of this event has led to the allocation of a larger area for this crowd-pulling attraction.
Following its 66-year tradition, IOG SALTEX 2005 will again embrace fine turf and sports, turf maintenance equipment, leisure and facilities management and software as well as security equipment, and is aimed at everyone involved in open space management – from groundsmen and greenkeepers through to architects, designers and surveyors as well as club secretaries and managers.