Wairoa gears up for 2017 Expo

To be hosted again by Wairoa A and P Society at their showground.

To be hosted again by Wairoa A and P Society at their showground.

SECOND EXPO: This year’s Wairoa farmers technology and innovation Expo was well received by farmers who attended. Expo director Dave Martin (pictured) was thrilled with it and is excited about doing it all again in April next year. Picture by Liam Clayton

THE East Coast Farming with Technology Expo has secured its spot on the region’s rural event calendar with a second expo planned for April 2017.

It will be hosted again by the Wairoa A and P Society at their showground facilities.

“The expo provides an exclusive and specialised environment for farmers and landowners to explore new ideas for sheep and beef farming in their region,” said expo director Dave Martin.

“Not only does if offer a unique opportunity for East Coast and Hawke’s Bay farming communities to interact face-to-face with industry innovators, but it also provides an intimate platform for trade exhibitors to demonstrate and promote their forward-thinking products and services.”

Mr Martin said after a successful inaugural expo in April of this year the organisers were excited to make it an annual event.

“I am so proud to be putting on the ECFwT expo in 2017 after so much positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees at the inaugural event,

“Being able to attract national brands to the East Coast, where they can display technology and innovation, specifically for sheep and beef farmers, is extremely beneficial for both parties,” he said.

“We are trying to dispel the isolation myth for these farmers and give access to practical everyday innovation and technology solutions that can make a difference to their business, now.”

Expo manager Sue Wilson said being able to provide an event for East Coast farmers to talk face-to-face with industry innovators, was a key reason why she wanted to be involved again in 2017.

“As a sheep and beef farmer we are always looking for ways to work smarter and the expo offers this opportunity to see how we can benefit from new ideas.”

The 2017 expo will be held over two days on April 5 and 6 and will involve both trade exhibits and seminars.

The popular “Evening Muster” will also be held on the night of April 5, providing a chance for expo attendees and exhibitors to socialise and enjoy a keynote speaker.

The organisers have announced three strategic sponsors for the event: Rural News, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Eastland Group.

Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd said the company was excited to be involved.

“The expo’s spotlight on innovation aligns with our own focus on understanding more about emerging energy technologies, like Eastland Network’s current solar research trial,” he said.

“The event in April next year provides an opportunity for Eastland Group businesses to engage with the farming communities of Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast.”

For more information on the ECFwT Expo visit www.eastcoastexpo.co.nz.

THE East Coast Farming with Technology Expo has secured its spot on the region’s rural event calendar with a second expo planned for April 2017.

It will be hosted again by the Wairoa A and P Society at their showground facilities.

“The expo provides an exclusive and specialised environment for farmers and landowners to explore new ideas for sheep and beef farming in their region,” said expo director Dave Martin.

“Not only does if offer a unique opportunity for East Coast and Hawke’s Bay farming communities to interact face-to-face with industry innovators, but it also provides an intimate platform for trade exhibitors to demonstrate and promote their forward-thinking products and services.”

Mr Martin said after a successful inaugural expo in April of this year the organisers were excited to make it an annual event.

“I am so proud to be putting on the ECFwT expo in 2017 after so much positive feedback from both exhibitors and attendees at the inaugural event,

“Being able to attract national brands to the East Coast, where they can display technology and innovation, specifically for sheep and beef farmers, is extremely beneficial for both parties,” he said.

“We are trying to dispel the isolation myth for these farmers and give access to practical everyday innovation and technology solutions that can make a difference to their business, now.”

Expo manager Sue Wilson said being able to provide an event for East Coast farmers to talk face-to-face with industry innovators, was a key reason why she wanted to be involved again in 2017.

“As a sheep and beef farmer we are always looking for ways to work smarter and the expo offers this opportunity to see how we can benefit from new ideas.”

The 2017 expo will be held over two days on April 5 and 6 and will involve both trade exhibits and seminars.

The popular “Evening Muster” will also be held on the night of April 5, providing a chance for expo attendees and exhibitors to socialise and enjoy a keynote speaker.

The organisers have announced three strategic sponsors for the event: Rural News, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and the Eastland Group.

Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd said the company was excited to be involved.

“The expo’s spotlight on innovation aligns with our own focus on understanding more about emerging energy technologies, like Eastland Network’s current solar research trial,” he said.

“The event in April next year provides an opportunity for Eastland Group businesses to engage with the farming communities of Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast.”

For more information on the ECFwT Expo visit www.eastcoastexpo.co.nz.

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