An exciting new era begins for the innovative farm diversification event – Energy and Rural Business Show, with the announcement that it will open its doors at The East of England Arena in March 2020.
Following on from the success of the 2019 show in Telford, the event is poised for expansion, to meet the increasingly important need to provide lucrative farm diversification options and sustainable initiatives to progressive farms of the future.
Energy and Rural Business Show, incorporating Energy Now Expo, Rural Business Expo and Low Emission Vehicles Expo, will take place in the East of England Arena on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March 2020.
The event continues to develop from its roots as ‘Energy Now Expo’ and celebrates 11 years of success next March. “The move to this well-known agricultural showground, in a central location of the country, is the next stage in the event’s evolution. Outdoor vehicle and machinery demonstrations will be added to the successful show mix of guidance on renewable energy generation, effective energy and carbon management, diversification and the integration of low-carbon vehicles and machinery on farms and estates,” says David Jacobmeyer, show director.
East of England Agricultural Society CEO, Jeremy Staples, says: “We are delighted to welcome Energy and Rural Business Show to the East of England Arena. We’re in the heart of a strong agricultural area and we’re sure this move will attract many farm businesses looking for the latest advice and guidance in a time of great opportunity.”
The show remains free to attend and is run in association with NFU Energy and the CLA.
Amanda Cardall, NFU Energy marketing manager says: “Energy and Rural Business Show is a key event for NFU Energy and we see great potential with the new move to The East of England Arena to a thriving agricultural area.”
CLA East director Ben Underwood considers it an important event in their show calendar. “With the ongoing uncertainty facing landowners and rural businesses, this event provides a great opportunity to explore new ideas,” he says.
Energy and Rural Business Show will feature the Low-Emission Vehicles Expo, providing expert advice on opportunities in low carbon cars and machines. Energy Now Expo will feature an exhibition, a dedicated energy storage theatre, a one-to-one advice clinic, and conference streams devoted to each type of renewable energy. The Rural Business Expo will have ‘how to’ workshops from industry experts and farmers who have implemented successful new business ventures or have integrated new projects with existing initiatives, together with an exhibition of relevant product and service suppliers.