2nd March 2016, Gates open at 8.30am, Entry and parking is FREE
The show has received strong interest from European machinery manufacturers this year, confirming the South East as an important gateway into the UK for some major names in agricultural equipment.
The Duke of Kent opened the brand new £1.5 million state of the art Maidstone Exhibition Hall at The Kent Showground in the summer of 2014, underlining the Kent Event Centre's position as one of the largest and most flexible venues in the South East. The new venue will enable Agri-Expo to utilise the 3000m2 of clear span exhibition space. With a 5m high cargo door not only will all the indoor exhibitors be under one roof, but there is now the facility to site much larger machinery and equipment inside as well. This was proven with a brand new New Holland Combine in 2015!
An addition to the show will be the hosting of seminars and meetings.
It cab be difficult for farmers and growers to evaluate the benefits of new equipment just by looking through a catalogue, and shopping around is difficult if you need to visit several different dealerships to compare what is on offer. Another area where Agri-Expo offers an extra dimension is in professional services, where visitors have the opportunity to talk to rural planners, agents, contractor and law firms, which in our view can be invaluable. Being able to chat to the experts about a new project without making a formal appointment to go and see them is really useful. There are very few events where visitors can see not only the latest releases and machinery developments but have the opportunity to discuss all aspects of their farming and rural business AND restock the workshop all at the same time!
Headline sponsor Sprint Fuels will once again be at the heart of the show to present its Road Fuel and BioMass supplies and services and discuss how they can support and expand agricultural and rural businesses.
As well as giving exhibitors an opportunity to promote their businesses, Agri-Expo (SE) is keen to promote education, training, business development, diversification opportunities and collaborative projects, through the official show website the organisers will work over the coming year to support education and training news and opportunities as well as highlighting other industry developments and announcements as and when they arise
The showground is within easy reach of the M20 and M2 and will be signed on the motorways, signs will also be on the A249 as you approach Detling
We are very keen on encouraging seminars and have a host of further thoughts and ideas to develop Agri-Expo in years to come. After all, this is your show as a visitor, built and designed for everyone involved in land-based industry and committed to promoting agriculture.