One of the Midlands most important conference and exhibition centres, NAEC Stoneleigh, will host the UK launch of the Low Carbon Agriculture show next year.
Formerly the Energy and Rural Business Show, Low Carbon Agriculture will showcase opportunities in low carbon energy, technological advances and Environmental Land Management (ELM) at NAEC Stoneleigh from March 9-10, 2021.
Securing the Low Carbon Agriculture show is a shot in the arm for the venue’s management team, following the devastating blow of Covid-19 lockdown on the conference and events sector.
Chris Hartley, managing director of NAEC Stoneleigh, said: “Low Carbon Agriculture fits strongly with our ethos, as we are a venue working to reduce our own carbon footprint, introducing our own ‘Three Rs System – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’
“In addition, NAEC is the natural home for many leading agricultural events and many businesses based here at Stoneleigh Park are leading organisations dedicated to agriculture and rural enterprise.”
In the 12 months preceding lockdown Stoneleigh had recorded strong growth in many areas of the business, to be able to secure such an impressive event during the current climate.
Held in association with the National Farmers Union (NFU), Low Carbon Agriculture incorporates four expos in one show and has announced new features for the 2021 event, including the addition of ‘Environmental Business Expo’ and ‘Farm Technology Expo’ to compliment ‘Energy Now Expo’ and ‘Low Emission Vehicles Expo.’
Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change for the NFU, is supportive of the new show.
He said: “The NFU strongly supports the launch of Low Carbon Agriculture and its move to NAEC Stoneleigh.
“The event has always been a trailblazer, and its focus on low carbon agriculture, natural capital enhancement and agri-tech is very much in tune with current policy, at a key time of change in agriculture.”
The show is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, going paper free and implementing digital check in and navigation, ensuring any materials used are sustainable, responsibly sourced or can be recycled, with a ban on the use of all single use plastic.
Toby Wand, Low Carbon Agriculture show organiser, said: “Our aim is to provide farmers and landowners with a dynamic and content-rich two-day event with practical guidance on ways to combat climate change in their businesses while remaining competitive.
“The facilities at NAEC Stoneleigh, with the addition of a first-class test track for low emission agricultural vehicles, was the perfect platform for us to use.”
The show is free to attend and features the Energy Now Expo, in which an exhibition will be accompanied by an energy storage theatre and a cutting-edge conference programme, covering all forms of renewables. For full information on the Low Carbon Agriculture Show, visit www.lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk.