• 31 October - 1 November 2018

Halls 6, 7 and 8, The NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT

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The leading turf management event for grounds care volunteers, professionals and manufacturers. Join BALI and its members on our Zone for 2018, including hundreds of exhibitors and an exciting and informative two-day seminar series.

  • Description

    SALTEX is your show. It sits at the heart of the industry and is the must-attend event for anyone maintaining or managing pitches, estates, grounds, landscaping, play areas and parks. If your work involves managing a landscaped or urban space – whether you are a landscape architect/designer, contractor, gardener, forester or horticulturalist you will be able to learn from your industry’s leading opinion formers and see new products & services from your industry’s leading suppliers. At this year’s show, you will see the very latest machinery, power & hand tools, vehicles, seeds, turf, aggregates & treatments. Also exhibiting will be suppliers of hard landscaping materials, outdoor furniture, storage solutions, protective equipment, security, plants, shrubs & trees.

    BALI is proud to be supporting SALTEX in 2018 and is pleased to confirm that its popular BALI Zone area is returning and supported by six BALI Registered members, with spaces still available for any member of the association who would like to take up position next to BALI. Exhibitors confirmed for the zone to-date include Green-tech, Makita UK, British Sugar TOPSOIL, EverEdge, CW Group, YMCA Training and Boningale.

    Along with its popular BALI Zone area, which is now over 80% full, BALI has also been working with organisers to secure two guest speakers as part of the show's Learning LIVE seminars.

    The first confirmed speaker is Dr David Greenshields, Amenity Product Manager for BALI Registered Affiliate member Barenbrug UK. He has worked for Barenbrug for ten years in a variety of sales, R&D and management roles. David particularly enjoys seeing a new cultivar through final trials before coming to the market and advising top sports facilities on grass seed usage. David's background was in academia - he has a PhD. in Plant Genetics from Edinburgh University and a Master's degree in Environmental Biology from St Andrews University. In his spare time, he tries in vain to hang onto a decent golf handicap whilst "managing" family life with two young daughters and a border collie.

    David will be discussing the topic 'Breeding sustainable grass varieties' and will be on stage at 10.40am - 11.10am on 1 November 2018.  

    The second speaker that BALI is in currently in talks with is Henry Bechelet, Technical Sales Manager for ICL Turf & Landscape. Henry is planning to discuss 'What's new in fertiliser technology'. The seminar will be held on 31 October 2018 in Seminar Theatre 4 at 11.20am - 11.50am.

    If you are interested in securing a special BALI rate to exhibit on the BALI Zone at the show, please contact BALI's Marketing and Communications Manager Darren Taylor or call 024 7669 8656.