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2017 National Horticultural Field Day set to be a sell out, four months out

22nd Feb, 2017  |  Horticultural Field Day

The National Horticultural Field Day will look very different this June with a new outdoor layout to take over Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay’s main arena area making way for more trade and a more visually appealing event. 

The change has proved very popular with more than 60% of the trade sites sold within the first month of sales, and further enquiry flooding in. Trade exhibitors wanting to be a part of the Horticulture industry’s biggest trade show are warned to get in quick. 

“Premier outdoor sites have been snapped up, its turned into a bit of a race between exhibitors to get a space within our exciting new outdoor layout” says Anna Hamilton, Events Manager. 

Due to the impressive growth of the National Horticultural Field Day over the last four years, organisers made a call early on in their planning to change the layout as it gave them scope to keep expanding the event. 

The contour of the embankment on the main arena will lend itself well to displaying machinery and horticultural equipment. There are also plans to create a social hub for industry networking, the highly regarded BNZ Seminar Series will return as well as Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year alongside a new outdoor art competition this year. 

The one-day horticultural event has grown into one of the most important events on the horticulture industry calendar with visitors from across the country. It’s a business to business event where education, networking and development are at the forefront. 

“We wanted to make a significant change to the layout to create better traffic flow around the Field Day.  It is important to incorporate the various competition aspects and education expo, and at the same time increase our capacity to meet the increase in trades exhibitors” says Anna. 

“This year we have an International exhibitor, plans to incorporate some pretty impressive industry innovation, and dynamic and innovative New Zealand businesses from all over the North and South Islands exhibiting.”

The National Horticultural Field Day will be in held at Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings on Thursday 29 June. 

For more information about the National Horticultural Field Day and BNZ Seminar Series programme, or to receive a complimentary tickets please contact Events Manager Anna Hamilton, events@showgroundshb.co.nz or visit www.nationalhort.co.nz 

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